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Investing in early childhood education and care in Kyrgyz Republic: An assessment of care deficits, costs and impact on employment, gender equality and fiscal returns

Thursday, April 25, 2019

This study contributes to the policy debate on early childhood education and care (ECEC) expansion in the Kyrgyz Republic, and shows an estimated cost of providing universal childcare, it’s employment impact on men and women, as well as the tax revenue implication from the increased employment. The report argues that access to quality, formal ECEC plays a crucial role from the perspective of children as beneficiaries and parents as primary providers of care.

The gender gap in agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, costs and solutions

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Across sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector remains critical to local and regional economies. Based on original research in five countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania), this policy brief shows that gender gaps in agricultural productivity do not arise because women are less efficient farmers but because they experience inequitable access to agricultural inputs, including family labour, high-yield crops, pesticides, and fertilizer.

Gender and age-responsive social protection: The potential of cash transfers to advance adolescent rights and capabilities

Friday, March 8, 2019

This policy brief reviews the effects of cash transfers on the rights and capabilities of adolescent girls and boys, using a gender and capability lens and focusing on three key capability domains: education, sexual and reproductive health, and freedom from violence. Based on this evidence, the brief highlights the importance of a “cash plus” approach to enhancing adolescents’ multidimensional well-being and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Guidance note on campus violence prevention and response

Monday, February 4, 2019

This guidance note offers practical direction for addressing violence against women on university campuses and presents a series of actions that universities can take to ensure an enabling institutional environment to prevent and respond to violence against women, address the needs of survivors through the provision of adequate services and prevent violence at multiple levels.

Towards inclusive cities for all: How to protect the rights of women in informal self-employment

Friday, June 29, 2018

This policy brief synthesizes research findings, analysis, and policy recommendations on the gender dimensions of informal employment in cities. It focuses on three groups of informally self-employed women working in urban areas—street vendors, home-based workers, and waste pickers—to show how organizations of informal workers engaging with local and national policymakers are working to advance these workers’ rights and help to create more inclusive cities for all.

Long-term care for older people: A new global gender priority

Friday, December 1, 2017

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on the gender dimensions of long-term care for older people. It underlines the need to build long-term care systems that are financially and socially sustainable and discusses a set of measures that can be taken to improve the situation of care-dependent older persons as well as their caregivers.

Why and how constitutions matter for advancing gender equality: Gains, gaps and policy implications

Monday, February 20, 2017

This policy brief outlines the gains and gaps in gender-responsive constitution-making over the years, and the policy lessons that can be drawn from these for ongoing constitutional and post-constitutional reforms.

Making social protection gender-responsive: Lessons from UN Women’s work in the Eastern Caribbean

Monday, February 20, 2017

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on the strategies that were used by UN Women’s Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean to promote gender-responsive social protection in a context where reforms have been driven mainly by efforts to reduce public debt and promote economic competitiveness.

Female genital mutilation/cutting and violence against women and girls: Strengthening the policy linkages between different forms of violence

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This policy note explores policy and programming interlinkages between different forms of violence and considers entry points in the areas of (i) national legislation, (ii) prevention strategies, (iii) response for survivors, and (iv) data and evidence, for increased coordination and collaboration to advance the objectives of ending both female genital mutilation/cutting and other forms of violence against women and girls, in particular intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence.

Brief on formulating and implementing gender-responsive migration, labour and trafficking laws in Moldova

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This brief focuses on providing legal recommendations for the formulation and implementation of gender-responsive migration, labour, and trafficking laws. After summarizing some background information, the brief provides general recommendations for governments and related agencies. It further gives more detailed suggestions for countries of origin, transit and destination.

Tackling the gender pay gap: From individual choices to institutional change

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on closing the gender pay gap and reducing inequality to promote social justice and extend state support to working parents.

Redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services: A prerequisite for gender equality

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services.

Gender, migration and development in the Republic of Moldova – A policy paper

Friday, January 1, 2016

This policy paper deals with the link between women’s migration and development in the Republic of Moldova. It provides background information about Moldovan female labour migration, examines the impact it has on national development, and analyses relevant national development policies. Based on the results of the study, recommendations for national policies to promote and protect the rights of women migrant workers are made.

UN Women policy brief series

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The UN Women policy brief series synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on key policy areas around gender equality and women’s rights in an accessible format. The series aims to bridge the research and policy divide by identifying issues that require urgent policy attention and propose a set of suitable measures to address them.

Why macroeconomic policy matters for gender equality

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on creating an alternative macroeconomic agenda that is rights-based and gender-responsive. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016.

Protecting women’s income security in old age: Toward gender-responsive pension systems

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on how pension systems can be transformed to reduce gender gaps and protect women’s income security in old age. It draws on the key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016.

Gender equality, child development and job creation: How to reap the ‘triple dividend’ from early childhood education and care services

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations for realizing the triple dividend from early childhood education and care services. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016.

Making national social protection floors work for women

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on making social protection floors work for women. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016.

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Beijing +5 Political Declaration and Outcome

Monday, January 19, 2015

Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption.

Policy Paper: Gender, Migration and Development in the Philippines

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This paper highlights the current situation of Filipino women migrant workers with gender analysis and examines their social and economic contributions to Philippines’ development.

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