- Sexual harassment (21)
- Ending violence against women and girls (21)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (9)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (6)
- COVID-19 (5)
- Human rights (5)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Health (5)
- Leadership and political participation (4)
- Local development (4)
- Rape/sexual assault (4)
- Gender power relations (4)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- Urban development (3)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (3)
- Access to justice and legal protection (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (2)
- Human rights–based approach (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Employment (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Political violence (2)
- Women’s rights (2)
- Electoral systems and processes (2)
- Rural development (2)
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- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
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- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Accountability in the UN system (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (1)
- Migrant workers (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Women farmers (1)
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Monday, December 21, 2020
This brief details some of the ways safe city partners from different sectors, in a short six months, have taken action in line with the recommendations set out in UN Women’s Policy brief on COVID-19 and ensuring safe cities and safe public spaces for women and girls.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fifth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Integrated Action and Building to Scale: Safe and Empowering City and Public Space Initiatives with Women and Girls”. The report includes insights from a wide array of speakers, detailed rapporteur reports, key takeaways from programme sessions and participant discussions, good practices and tools, and links to several presentations.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The brief highlights trends and impacts of COVID-19 on women’s safety in transport. It includes examples of strategies put in place to provide safer transport modes for women and girls throughout the global pandemic, with a focus on availability, accessibility, and affordability, and makes recommendations on how different sectors can contribute to a comprehensive approach to improve women’s mobility.
Friday, September 4, 2020
The MeToo movement and much other work have increased public attention on sexual harassment. Yet, many workers still await adequate protection and enjoyment of their rights. This discussion paper focuses on sexual harassment of workers in the informal economy, with a focus on farmworkers and domestic workers. The paper provides suggestions for action by governments and civil society organizations for a world of work free from sexual harassment.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
This advocacy paper seeks to reflect and progress dialogue on the connections between sexual harassment and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). It advocates a rethinking of current approaches, including that centring survivor voices and understanding their common causes and dynamics is necessary for elimination.
Monday, August 31, 2020
This resource analyses Twitter data on the use of the hashtag #MeToo in different countries. Research was conducted in cooperation with UN Global Pulse, the Secretary-General’s initiative on big data and artificial intelligence for development, humanitarian action, and peace.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
UN Women organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Data and violence against women in politics” (VAWP) on 4–5 December 2019, in New York, as a part of its ongoing efforts to tackle this issue. This report provides an overview of the expert discussions and the key takeaways identified during the meeting. It also highlights key discussion points to inform future efforts to collect data on VAWP.
Monday, August 10, 2020
This discussion paper aims to address the limited scope of discussions and actions relating to the lives of women with disabilities and sexual harassment. It calls for centring the knowledge of women and girls with disabilities in all efforts to end sexual harassment in the world of work and on campus. It contributes to the development of intersectional approaches for addressing sexual harassment as it manifests in the lives of women with disabilities.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
This brief explains how companies are responding to the problem of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations on the measures that could be taken.
Monday, May 4, 2020
This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for women’s and girls’ safety in public spaces and cities, recognizing the continuum of violence against women and girls in private and public settings throughout different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.
Monday, March 30, 2020
This publication focuses on training as preventive intervention. It discusses current thinking on what makes training effective and presents a new framework for standards. Transformative work involves building a values-based approach to sexual harassment and an audit/culture check to establish the shape of harassment therein, with training that links these two. Training must fit the specific context, be conducted by experts in gender inequality, and be conducted face to face.
Monday, February 24, 2020
This publication illustrates in a practical way how participating cities of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative are working to implement women’s safety approaches through the lens of intersectionality. These include a range of women-led solutions, from the creation of data, to integrated policies with meaningful participation of women’s rights organizations, to urban planning solutions that prioritize minoritized women, and prevention initiatives addressing discriminatory behaviours.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This discussion paper on cultural change needed to end sexual harassment offers inputs on training, victim-focused work, rational reporting and collective ownership. It recognizes the work of the global women’s movements that put the issue in the spotlight, the women who led the international clamour for recognition of their voices and accountability for all perpetrators.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
UN Women, in partnership with Unilever, developed this guide to support the implementation of the “Global Women’s Safety Framework in Rural Spaces” (GWSF). The guide aims to provide support to producers on how to practically implement three main areas of the GWSF, including promising practices, case studies, and tools.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This handbook, produced by UN Women and the ILO, provides practical guidance and examples of how to address violence and harassment against women in various work settings. The handbook includes: background on the issues, relevant international and regional policy and legal frameworks, the role of state and non-state actors, social dialogue, situations in which women are more exposed, how to respond, and entry points for prevention.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
This compendium of practices illustrates a wide range of strategies, practices, and tools from women’s safety partnerships in cities that form part of UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls Global Flagship Initiative. Promising practices have been selected from among those that have led to positive outcomes, involve collaborative partnerships, innovative action, and address women’s safety in public spaces with an intersectional approach.
Friday, December 7, 2018
The new Global Women’s Safety Framework adapts UN Women’s longstanding initiative on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls through incorporating experience in the tea sector in rural spaces. With its strong focus on prevention of violence against women and girls in public spaces, including harassment, the Framework helps to build a common understanding in the tea sector that is applicable to other commodity sectors in agricultural value chains.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fourth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Leadership and Catalytic Partnerships: Delivering Integrated Safe City and Public Spaces Programmes with and For All Women and Girls”, co-hosted by the City of Edmonton in October 2018. The report includes insights from diverse speakers, rapporteur reports, key takeaways and participant discussions, good practices and tools, and links to presentations.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This publication intends to support policy makers, employers, and activists by sharing UN Women’s work on this topic and offering new guidance on policy and practice on sexual harassment.