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UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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ECON GROWTH SOCIAL REPRODUC

Economic Growth and Social Reproduction

Gender Inequality as Cause and Consequence

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UN Women Discussion Papers
30 Sep 2015
This work develops a set of regimes that link structures of economic growth with those of social reproduction. These regimes are then linked to groups of countries organized by economic structure and level of development to evaluate the macroeconomic consequences of a decline in gender inequality...
ARE GOVERNMENTS CATCHING UP

Are Governments Catching Up?

Work-Family Policy and Inequality in Latin America

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UN Women Discussion Papers
30 Sep 2015
This publication examines government policies toward the crucial nexus of work-family reconciliation, focusing on employment-based leaves and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. It starts by discussing the socio-economic context in Latin America. To illuminate regional trends and ...
DELIV DEVEL JUSTC FIN SDG AGND

Delivering Development Justice?

Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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UN Women Discussion Papers
16 Mar 2016
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a goal to achieve gender equality for all women and girls and a re-commitment to governments’ human rights obligations. At the same time, governments have agreed to a range of strategies for financing the Agenda that arguably undermine their ab...
FINANC GEND EQUAL CONTXT SDG

Financing for Gender Equality in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN Women Discussion Papers
20 Mar 2016
This publication identifies a series of macro-level tools to create a supportive environment and generate the resources to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to gender equality. A key argument is that financing for gender equality can be self-sustaining because of the feedback e...
GEND EQUAL SUST DEV PATHWAYS

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development: a Pathways Approach

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UN Women Discussion Papers
4 Jul 2016
The challenges of building pathways to sustainability and enhancing gender equality are both urgent. This work explores why they must be addressed together, and how this might be done. It puts forward a ‘gendered pathways approach’, as a conceptual framework for addressing the interactions, tensi...
INVEST GENDER-EQUAL SUST DEV

Investing in Gender-Equal Sustainable Development

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UN Women Discussion Papers
18 Jul 2016
This work develops an agenda for investing in sustainable development, with particular emphasis on local priorities, poverty alleviation and gender equality. Sustainable development can take many different pathways, even within the dominant ‘three-pillar’ paradigm (economy-environment-society) of...
INDIAN LAB MARKT GENDR PRSPCT

The Indian Labour Market: A Gender Perspective

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UN Women Discussion Papers
17 Feb 2016
This work provides an in-depth analysis of trends in labour outcomes of women in India based on employment-unemployment surveys. The publication brings out the gender differentials that exist in the employment status of women and men despite the existence of legal and policy framework for the emp...
TRADE SOCPOL LABMKT CHINA WTO

Trade Liberalization, Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade After China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization

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UN Women Discussion Papers
26 Feb 2016
How trade liberalization affects women’s position in the labour market and what role public policy should play to make the process work better for women are among some of the most debated issues in academic communities and in policy-making arenas. This work sheds light on these contentious issues...
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
This report on gender based violence highlights many of the achievements in combating violence against women, and suggests recommendations as to what must be done to build on the achievements and address the challenges. The report provides examples of good practices as well as of efforts that did...