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This toolkit serves as an introductory reference for those working on care as a means to achieve gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and the Sustainable…
This publication summarizes the key challenges women-owned and women-led businesses are facing when competing for public procurement opportunities and presents the main…
This paper argues for investing in free universal high quality childcare services in order to reduce gender inequality in earnings and employment. It estimates the…
This policy brief presents entry points for the application of gender-responsive budgeting to COVID-19 support and recovery packages. Drawing on country examples, the…

This policy tool is designed to document the extent to which gender inequalities in the labour market are being exacerbated by the pandemic, thereby informing a…

UN Women continues to argue that it is important to ensure that adopted economic stimulus and recovery package are gender-responsive. Packages must be implemented in a…

UN Women has emerged as a global leader in the promotion of the care economy, and this work has highlighted the urgent need to invest in childcare facilities through…

As the world learns to live with COVID-19, to emerge from the current crisis, and to “build back better”, UN Women will launch Plan for Equal, a visionary but practical…
This paper examines the case for investing in free universal childcare services in North Macedonia in order to reduce gender inequality in employment, labour market…
This handbook provides practical guidance, elaborated with case studies, on how additional fiscal space can be created for a universal social protection system. The…