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Women and Gender Issues

THE TIME IS NOW

The Time is Now

Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Corruption

31 Dec 2020
Are women any less corrupt than men? This publication is a first, comprehensive foray into this complex, multilayered subject that affects every society and country in the world differently. It underlines the importance of understanding how national, cultural and social norms interact and shape c...
MAKING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT WORK FOR

Making Public Procurement Work for Women

31 Dec 2020
In developed countries, public procurement accounts for almost 15% of gross domestic product; in some developing countries, this figure can reach as high as 40%. It is shocking that women-owned businesses account for a mere 1% of this critical sector. Women-owned businesses often cite lack of inf...
MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN FREE TRADE

Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements

31 Oct 2020
This report presents recommendations to boost the participation of women in trade through free trade agreements. Policymakers and trade negotiators will find a new toolkit to gauge gender responsiveness in their agreements. These lessons are based on a research assessment of 73 selected free trad...
TRADE GENDER LINK: CENTRAL AMERICA

Trade and Gender Linkages: An Analysis of Central America

16 Feb 2021
This teaching manual was developed to enhance the capacity of policymakers, civil society, and academics to assess the gender implications of trade flows and trade policy, and to formulate gender-sensitive policies on gender and trade. It provides a review of theoretical frameworks and empirical ...
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...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020 (R)

State of World Population 2020 (Russian language)

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

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State of World Population (Russian language)
24 Jul 2020
This report documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also shows their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, together with the impact ...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020 (A)

State of World Population 2020 (Arabic language)

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

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State of World Population (Arabic language)
24 Jul 2020
This report documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also shows their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, together with the impact ...
ESTADO POBLACION MUNDIAL 2020

Estado de la población mundial 2020

Contra mi voluntad - desafiar las prácticas que perjudican a las mujeres y niñas e impiden la igualdad

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Estado de la Población Mundial
24 Jul 2020
El informe El estado de la población mundial 2020 documentará los orígenes, los impulsores y la prevalencia de las prácticas nocivas en los países en desarrollo y desarrollados, así como en entornos humanitarios. También mostrará su impacto en la salud, el bienestar y los derechos de las niñas y ...
ETAT POPULATION MONDIALE 2020

État de la population mondiale 2020

Contre ma volonté - refuser les pratiques qui nuisent aux femmes et aux filles et qui font obstacle à l’égalité

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État de la population mondiale
24 Jul 2020
Le rapport sur l'état de la population mondiale 2020 documente les origines, les causes et la prévalence des pratiques néfastes dans les pays en développement et développés, ainsi que les contextes humanitaires dans lesquelles ells existent. Il montre également leurs impacts sur la santé, le bien...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020

State of World Population 2020

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

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State of World Population
4 Aug 2020
This publication documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also highlights their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, the impact on d...
TEACHING MATERIAL TRADE & GENDER

Teaching Material on Trade and Gender Linkages

The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture

30 Nov 2020
This study examines the nexus between technology in agriculture and trade from a gender perspective. This document looks at the relationship between trade and gender as it explores the opportunities and challenges that women experience in the process of technological innovation and adoption in ag...
ODA OCCASIONAL PAPERS #35

UNODA Occasional Papers No. 35

Rethinking Unconstrained Military Spending

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United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Occasional Papers
12 Jun 2020
This publication addresses the issue of military spending from various angles by examining the impact of military expenditures on security; the relationship between military spending and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the importance of gender perspectives in rethi...
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...
INTL MIGRATION RPT 2019

International Migration Report 2019

11 Dec 2020
Migration has major impacts on both the people and the places involved. When supported by appropriate policies, migration can contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in both origin and destination countries, while also benefiting migrants and their families. The International Migratio...
INTL MIGRATION RPT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

International Migration Report 2019: Highlights

11 Dec 2020
Migration has major impacts on both the people and the places involved. When supported by appropriate policies, migration can contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in both origin and destination countries, while also benefiting migrants and their families. The International Migratio...
CONTRACEPTIVE USE METHOD 2019 BKLT

Contraceptive Use by Method 2019

Data Booklet

27 Dec 2019
This data booklet highlights estimates of the prevalence of individual contraceptive methods based on the World Contraceptive Use 2019 (which draws from 1,247 surveys for 195 countries or areas of the world) and additional tabulations obtained from microdata sets and survey reports. The estimates...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

19 Nov 2019
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2018

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2018

L’entreprenariat au service de la transformation structurelle − Changer de cap

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Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
19 Nov 2019
Pour que les pays les moins avancés (PMA) progressent vers les objectifs de développement durable, ils doivent transformer la structure de leur économie. Ceci, à son tour, nécessite un esprit d’entreprise innovant. Le paysage entrepreneurial dans les PMA est dominé par les micro et petites entrep...
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...
FROM EUROPE TO THE WORLD

From Europe to the World

Understanding Challenges for European Businesswomen

23 Oct 2019
Getting more women to trade beyond the European Union will require policies that go beyond trade. Policies are needed to get women to set up and grow their businesses in high-growth potential industries, enter export markets, and enjoy equal rights and opportunities in the labour market. Trade po...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2018-19

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
24 Sep 2020
The Arab region experienced an economic recovery growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up 1.7% from 2017. This recovery was largely attributed to hydrocarbon sector led growth in the region’s oil-exporting countries. While this growth momentum continues, the region remains linked to geopolitical uncertain...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2018-19 (A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
24 Sep 2020
The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed to hydrocarbon sector-led growth in the region’s oil-exporting countries, particularly GCC countries. This gro...
GENDER EQUALITY WOMENS RIGHTS

Gender Equality and Women's Rights in the Context of Child Custody and Child Maintenance

An International and Comparative Analysis

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UN Women Discussion Papers
2 Sep 2019
The division of care and responsibility for children, including financial care, is usually determined by the family law of the State. This study identifies some of the most prevalent custody and child maintenance regimes in cases of divorce, dissolution of a civil union, and separation of parents...