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PROGRESS SUS DEV GOALS 2019

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2019

21 Oct 2021
Are we on track to achieve Goal 5? On 24 and 25 September 2019, Heads of State and Government gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to comprehensively review progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To inform those d...
PROGRESS SUS DEV GOALS 2020

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2020

21 Oct 2021
The year 2020 was supposed to be momentous—in a good way. Around the globe, world leaders and women’s rights activists had planned to celebrate the anniversaries of key legal and policy innovations that have cemented women’s rights as human rights into international law, including the 25th annive...
PROGRESS SUS DEV GOALS 2021

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2021

24 Sep 2021
A year and a half into the pandemic, progress towards expanding women’s rights and opportunities continues to be tested and impeded. Women’s economic losses have not rebounded, hunger is on the rise, and school closures threaten to destroy girl’s educational gains. Women’s participation in govern...
REFLECT REALIZ RESPOND GEND PARITY

Reflect. Realize. Respond.

Rising to New Challenges: Accelerating Gender Parity in Times of Crisis and Beyond

8 Jul 2021
The Global Annual Meeting of Gender Focal Points and Focal Points for Women brings the 400-strong, UN Women-led network of gender focal points together to support their ongoing work to enhance gender parity and create an enabling environmentat work. This report provides a summary of the 2020 meet...
WOMEN PREVENT COUNTER VIOL EXTREM

Women in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

7 Jul 2021
As violent extremist activities around the world increasingly target women and women’s rights, this training manual is designed for actors involved in the prevention and countering of such violent extremism in Europe and Central Asia. It aims to support the relevant actors, including state offici...
MAKE PARITY A REALITY

Make Parity a Reality

Field-specific Enabling Environment Guidelines for the United Nations System

6 Jul 2021
Developed by UN Women amid the COVID-19 crisis, in collaboration with nearly 200 colleagues from more than 50 countries, this publication aims to increase representation of women and accelerate efforts to reach gender parity in the UN system. Providing tailored guidance for personnel in the field...
25 YEARS AFTER BEIJING

25 Years After Beijing

A Review of the UN System’s Support for the Implementation of the Platform for Action, 2014–2019

23 Apr 2021
This report is a first-of-its-kind initiative of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), the single largest network of gender focal points in the UN system. It presents a critical stocktaking of 51 UN entities’ support for implementation of the Beijing Platf...
FROM INSIGHTS TO ACTION: GENDER EQ

From Insights to Action: Gender Equality in the Wake of COVID-19

24 Sep 2020
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 millio...
PROGRESO MUJERES AMERI LATINA 2017

El Progreso de las Mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe 2017

Transformar las Economías para Realizar los Derechos

11 Mar 2020
América Latina y el Caribe se encuentra en una encrucijada de enorme relevancia para el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres. Tras un período de prosperidad, progreso social y consolidación democrática, muchos países están experimentando una desaceleración económica —y algunos incluso recesión...
GENDER EQUAL WOMEN RIGHT REVIEW

Gender Equality: Women’s Rights in Review 2020

25 years after Beijing

18 Mar 2020
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. It also marks the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015. This report therefore takes an integrated appr...
WORLD SURVEY ROLE WOMEN 2019

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2019

Why Addressing Women’s Income and Time Poverty Matters for Sustainable Development

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World Survey of the Role of Women in Development
25 May 2021
This publication focuses on the ways in which the nexus of time and income poverty shapes or constraints the lives of women. It argues that addressing this double bind is critical to achieving sustainable development, particularly in low-income contexts, and presents an integrated policy agenda f...
PREVENIR VIOLENCIA CONTRA MUJERES

Prevenir la violencia contra las mujeres durante las elecciones

Una guía de programación

25 Oct 2019
Esta guía pone de relieve los ejemplos de VCME, con frecuencia indignante, en todo el mundo, y muestra las medidas innovadoras de prevención y respuesta que se están probando. Está dirigida a quienes están en mejor posición para prevenir y mitigar la VCME, incluidas las organizaciones internacion...
PREVENIR LA VIOLENCE A L

Prévenir la violence à l’égard des femmes dans les élections

Un guide de programmation

25 Oct 2019
Ce guide met en lumière les exemples souvent choquants de VEFE à travers le monde, et présente les mesures innovantes de prévention et de lutte actuellement mises en oeuvre. Il est destiné aux acteurs les mieux placés pour prévenir et réduire la VEFE, notamment les organisations internationales e...
PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections

A Programming Guide

23 Oct 2019
This Guide highlights the often-shocking examples of VAWE around the world, and showcases the innovative prevention and response measures being tested. It is intended for those best positioned to act to prevent and mitigate VAWE, including international organizations and those providing programmi...
GENDER EQUALITY & INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Gender Equality and Inclusive Growth

Economic Policies to Achieve Sustainable Development

3 Jun 2019
Proponents of inclusive growth advocate for equity considerations to be at the front and center of growth policy. However, their principal concern is with class – not gender equality. This publication shows that economic growth is an inherently gendered process and gender-based inequalities can i...
PROGRESS WORLDS WOMEN 2019/20

Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020

Families in a Changing World

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Progress of the World’s Women
21 Aug 2019
This report provides an extensive assessment of the reality of families today. It brings together global, regional and national data, and in-depth analysis about core issues of concern, including family laws, income and employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migrat...
GENDER PARITY REPORT 2017

Gender Parity Report 2017

Impact 10x10x10

19 Feb 2019
The report figures show that a gap remains between the representation of women in the workforce and in leadership positions. Overall representation of women averaged 39.7% across the ten firms, while senior leadership roles held by women ranged from 11.0% to 33.0%. While this outperforms global a...
EMERGING SOL GENDER EQUAL 2018

Emerging Solutions for Gender Equality 2018

4 Feb 2019
The HeForShe Champions initiative confronts the gender inequalities faced in three key pillars of society: government, work and academia. Each Champion has made specific, stretching and measurable commitments towards achieving gender equality. This Report updates their progress over the past year...
SHORT HISTORY COMM STAT WOMEN

A Short History of the Commission on the Status of Women

25 Feb 2019
This publication illustrates the 70+ year-long history of the Commission on the Status of Women, which through 62 sessions has consistently advocated for the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and enjoyment of their human rights, in an effort to realize the substantive eq...
HACER LAS PROMESAS REALIDAD

Hacer las promesas realidad

La igualdad de género en la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible

18 Jun 2018
Esta publicación proporciona una evaluación exhaustiva y fidedigna del progreso, los vacíos y los desafíos en la implementación de la Agenda 2030 y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) desde una perspectiva de género. El informe monitorea las tendencias mundiales y regionales para alcanza...
TRADUIRE LES PROMESSES EN ACTIONS

Traduire les promesses en actions

l’égalité des sexes dans le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030

18 Jun 2018
Cette publication fournit une évaluation complète et fiable des progrès, des lacunes et des défis relatifs à la mise en œuvre de l'Agenda 2030 et des objectifs de développement durable (ODD) dans une perspective de genre. Le rapport suit les tendances mondiales et régionales dans la réalisation d...
TURN PROM INTO ACTION

Turning Promises Into Action

Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

25 Feb 2019
This publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and g...
THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT

The Power of Procurement

How to Source From Women-Owned Businesses-Corporate Guide to Gender-Responsive Procurement

11 May 2017
This manual provides corporations and their suppliers with a deeper understanding of the barriers and challenges preventing women-owned businesses from accessing and fully participating in local and global values chains. It provides the tools and techniques for reducing or eliminating these barri...
PROGRESS WORLDS WOMEN 2015/16

Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016

Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

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Progress of the World’s Women
9 Jul 2015
This UN Women’s flagship report shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart. It ...
WORLD SURVEY ROLE WOMEN 2014

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

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World Survey of the Role of Women in Development
3 Apr 2015
Ensuring women’s economic empowerment and access to and control over resources requires an integrated approach to growth and development, focused on gender-responsive employment promotion and informed by the interdependency between economic and social development. Social objectives need to be inc...
PROGRESS WORLDS WOMEN 2011/12

Progress of the World's Women 2011-2012

In Pursuit of Justice

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Progress of the World’s Women
8 Jul 2011
The past century has seen a transformation in women's legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women's legal entitlements. Nevertheless for many of the world's women the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice. Progress of the World's Women: In...
GLOBAL CARE CHAINS TOWARD RIGHT

Global Care Chains

Toward a Rights-based Global Care Regime?

9 Jan 2012
This publication is the result of UN-INSTRAW’s research into migration, gender and development, and the organization’s recently launched work in a new strategic area: global care chains. The intention in bringing this paper to the public debate is threefold: 1) to show the importance of including...
NOT A MINUTE MORE ENDING VIOLENCE

Not a Minute More

Ending Violence against Women

21 Apr 2006