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Enabling environment in action: Flexible working arrangements and inclusive engagement

Monday, December 2, 2019

This report provides a summary of the 2019 Global Annual Meeting of Gender Focal Points and Focal Points for Women in the United Nations, organized in September 2019. It includes conclusions from the sessions and action points for accelerating gender parity efforts and implementing an enabling environment across the UN system. The report concludes with remarks by the UN Women Executive Director and recognition of good examples of implementing the “Enabling environment guidelines”.

In the words of Topister Juma: “... I do not follow people into their homes – they come to me for help and I become the target.”

Monday, November 25, 2019

Topister Juma has been fearlessly defending human rights for over 12 years in the coastal region of Kenya. As a field officer for Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), Topister specializes in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and women affected by violent extremism. As she deals with painfully sensitive cases of abuse her own safety is threatened, becoming a target simply for seeking justice.

Zimbabwe's Multi-stakeholders' Approach to Achieve Gender Equality

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

On July 2017 the government of Zimbabwe revised and launched the National Gender Policy, which provides a framework for implementation of new provisions of the constitution and subsequent laws and policies adopted. In line with this, on the 23rd of October this year Zimbabwe launched the National Gender Policy Implementation Strategy and Action Plan to increase stakeholders’ commitment to achieving gender equality and women empowerment. It recognizes that sustainable development must be inclusive and people centred, benefiting and involving all people and vulnerable groups.

Tanzania scores big in efforts to end child marriage

Monday, November 18, 2019

UN Women engaged more than 500 civil society organisations that attended the Civil Society Week in Dodoma in November 2019, to foster partnerships in the implementation of the Generation Equality Campaign in Tanzania. The awareness raising initiative coincided with the ongoing celebrations over Tanzania’s ruling to raise the age of marriage to 18 years by the Court of Appeal in October.

African Girls Can Code Initiative by UN Women Ethiopia and its Partners at the Paris Peace Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

African Girls Can Code Initiative  by UN Women Ethiopia and its Partners  at the Paris Peace Forum African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI), implemented by UN Women Ethiopia in collaboration with the African Union, International Telecommunication Union with the generous support of the government of Denmark in its first year, is among 120 innovative projects selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum (PPF).  Tijjani Muhammad-Bande: President of the United...

UN-SWAP 2.0 entity performance results

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2018 marked the first year of reporting against the expanded and enhanced UN-SWAP 2.0 accountability framework on gender mainstreaming in the UN system. As such, 2018 performance establishes a new benchmark for the years to follow. Sixty-six UN entities (93 per cent) reported against this framework.

Gender mainstreaming principles, dimensions and priorities for PVE

Thursday, September 19, 2019

This guidance note offers comprehensive background information and resources, along with guidelines and guidance for the UN system, in supporting Member States in their efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism (P/CVE)—with a primary focus on preventing violent extremism (PVE).

Achievements Report 2018

Thursday, August 8, 2019

UN Women Achievements Report gives a comprehensive overview on the main programmes implemented by UN Women Egypt during 2018 in collaboration with its various partners across the four impact areas: Women’s Political Empowerment (WPE), Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) and Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality. It also features the main achievements of the programmes while highlighting the progress made under communications and partnerships.

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2019)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In this report, the UN Secretary-General assesses the status of women in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. Since the previous report, the representation of women in the Professional and higher categories in the United Nations system has increased from 42.8 per cent to 44.2 per cent. The largest increases were registered at the highest levels (Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General), which is a direct result of the efforts of the Secretary-General in line with his commitment to reach parity at the highest levels by 2021.

Supplementary guidance on the ‘Enabling environment guidelines for the United Nations system’ in support of the ‘Secretary-General’s system-wide strategy on gender parity’

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The “Enabling environment guidelines for the United Nations system” will support efforts to create a working environment that embraces equality, eradicates bias, and is inclusive of all staff. These guidelines include good practices and recommendations on workplace flexibility, family-friendly policies, and standards of conduct, as well as on recruitment and talent management.

A short history of the Commission on the Status of Women

Friday, February 1, 2019

This short history of the Commission on the Status of Women from its inception in 1946 to today highlights the Commission’s advocacy for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It summarizes the Commission’s key achievements in developing the global legal and normative framework, and in advancing its follow-up and implementation at the national level, for the benefit of women and girls everywhere.

The empowerment of women and girls with disabilities: Towards full and effective participation and gender equality

Monday, December 3, 2018

This publication addresses the key areas of engagement for UN Women to strengthen its work on the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities.

The empowerment of women and girls with disabilities: Towards full and effective participation and gender equality

Monday, December 3, 2018

This publication addresses the key areas of engagement for UN Women to strengthen its work on the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities.

Towards an end to sexual harassment: The urgency and nature of change in the era of #MeToo

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.

RESOURCE BOOK FOR MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN UN COMMON PROGRAMMING AT THE COUNTRY LEVEL

Monday, October 15, 2018

This resource book supports the prioritization and mainstreaming of gender equality issues in UN common programming processes at the country level, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2017 United Nations Development Assistance Framework Guidance. Rather than providing prescriptive guidance, the Resource Book is intended as a practical knowledge tool based on existing guidance combined with field experiences, and as a resource for gender specialists and gender advocates who are responsible for mainstreaming gender into United Nations common programming processes at the country level.

UNCT-SWAP GENDER EQUALITY SCORECARD

Sunday, September 2, 2018

The UNCT-SWAP Scorecard is a standardized assessment of UN country-level gender mainstreaming practices and performance that is aimed at ensuring accountability of senior managers and improving UNCT performance.

Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs): A new approach for the SDG era

Saturday, September 1, 2018

This evaluation guide brings together innovative systemic evaluation practice with intersectional analysis of three of the cross-cutting dimensions of the SDG era. The guide provides an introduction to the ISE4GEMs (Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices) approach and provides a summary of the key theoretical concepts and practical guidance and tools to support evaluators to applying it in practice.

Somalia Partnership Forum

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Somalia Partnership Forum - Side Event on Women, Peace and Security   Turning Policies into Reality – Ensuring Women’s Security and Meaningful Participation What Several factors impede women’s participation in decision and peace-making in Somalia including insecurity, patriarchal norms and economic vulnerability. Although the number of female parliamentarians rose to 24 percent in the 2016 Elections, women participation remains sidelined at the local level. To...

Report and recommendations of the Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

Friday, July 6, 2018

This publication summarizes the discussions of the Expert Group Meeting, held on 5–6 June 2018 in Nairobi, and highlights a set of actionable recommendations to support the accelerated gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Women, UN Environment, and UN-Habitat prepared the report and recommendations as a contribution to the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Annual Report 2017–2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

The time is now! At a historic time when women’s activism is galvanized around #Metoo, #TimesUp and other movements, around the world UN Women supports women politicians, lawmakers, farmers, small business owners, civil society activists and many others to claim their rights and to be heard. The annual report report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2017–2018 in strengthening global norms and standards, increasing women’s leadership and political participation, enhancing economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace, security and humanitarian actions, and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

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