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STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018

State of World Population 2018

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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State of World Population
17 Oct 2018
Human rights are universal, interrelated and interconnected. This publication highlights the fact that reproductive rights, one of the most fundamental rights inherent to all persons and one of the most intimate choices a person can make, are still not available to all. Evidence remains that the ...
TOWARDS GENDER EQUIT SMALL

Towards Gender-equitable Small-scale Fisheries Governance and Development

A Handbook

29 Jun 2018
This manual aims at providing practical guidance on how to achieve gender-equitable small-scale fisheries in the context of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines. Women play a key role, in particular in post-harvest activities relating to processing, marketing and trade, but their role remains...
REAL WOMENS RIGHTS LAND LAW

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law

A Guide for Reporting on SDG Indicator 5.A.2

27 Jul 2018
This publication provides methodological guidance for reporting on Target 5.a of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to “Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, ...
GENDER AND ICTS

Gender and ICTs

Mainstreaming Gender in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Agriculture and Rural Development

3 Jul 2018
This publication looks at the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) when placed in the hands of men and women working in agriculture and in rural areas. It examines the challenges to be overcome and makes recommendations so that rural communities can take full and equal ad...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2018
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...
DISRUPTED FAMILIES

Disrupted Families

The Gender Impacts of Family Reunification Policies on Syrian Refugees in Germany

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UN Women Discussion Papers
18 Jun 2018
By the end of 2016, an estimated 6.5 million Syrian citizens were internally displaced, and more than 4.8 million Syrians had fled to neighbouring countries. While roughly half of all displaced and refugee Syrians are female, around three quarters of the estimated 550,000 Syrian asylum seekers wh...
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...
EOR 2017 SUPP7 COMM STAT WOM

Commission on the Status of Women

Report on the Sixty-first Session (24 March 2016 and 13-24 March 2017)

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Report of the Commission on the Status of Women
7 Jun 2018
This is the official report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its sixty-first session (24 March 2016 and 13-24 March 2017).
AGRARIAN LABOUR & RES SUB SAHA AFR

Agrarian Labour and Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender and Generational Change within Family Farms, 1980-2015

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UN Women Discussion Papers
22 Mar 2018
This paper traces the restructuring of rural families’ agricultural production, the intra-household division of labour, and land usage in the interim between the global oil price rise of 1979 and its precipitous fall by 2015. These decades witnessed smallholder export crop production becoming inc...
DOES GROUP FARMING EMPOWER RURAL

Does Group Farming Empower Rural Women?

The Indian Experience

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UN Women Discussion Papers
12 Dec 2017
Few programmes for economically empowering rural women in India have focused seriously on farming—the one occupation in which the women have most experience. Hence, two state-level initiatives in the early 2000s stand out, both because they focused on improving women’s livelihoods within agricult...
NEITHER HEROINES NOR VICTIMS

Neither Heroines nor Victims

Women Migrant Workers and Changing Family and Community Relations in Nepal

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UN Women Discussion Papers
30 Nov 2017
Circular labour migration is frequently portrayed as a gender-neutral phenomenon. Despite the growing literature on the feminization of migration, scholarly and policy literature is often gender-blind. In Nepal, over the last decade, the share of women migrant workers has significantly increased....
RECONFIGURING CARE RELATIONSHIPS

Reconfiguring Care Relationships

Ethiopian Migrants in Australia and Lebanon

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UN Women Discussion Papers
15 Oct 2017
Migration reconfigures care relationships as people adapt to employment, entitlements and care practices in a new context. While a rich genre of analysis of “global care chains” draws attention to how disadvantaged female migrant care workers from the global South fill the “care deficit” in high-...
GDLNS PRODUC STAT ASSE OWNERSHIP

Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective

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Studies in Methods (Ser. F)
29 Jul 2019
This publication provides national statistical agencies with guidance on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating individual-level data on asset ownership (including dwellings, land and financial assets) for the production of gender statistics related to three objectives: 1) measuring ...
AFRICA RENEWAL V32 #1 2018

Africa Renewal, April - July 2018

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Africa Renewal
17 Oct 2018
The Africa Renewal magazine examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: sustainable development goals, economic reform, debt, education, health, women's empowerment, conflict and civil strife, democratization, investment, trade, regiona...
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...
REPROD HEALTH POLI 2017

Reproductive Health Policies 2017

Data Booklet

17 Dec 2018
Drawing on information published in the World Population Policies Database, this data booklet provides up-to-date information on government policies on reproductive health issues, including access to family planning, policies to promote sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, laws on abort...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2017

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends
6 Feb 2018
This publication highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their underlying causes and drivers, and the actors that participate in prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the report uses infographics to display trend analyses that show how the humanitar...
GENDER ANALYS LABOUR MARKET OUT

Gender Analysis of Labour Market Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recent Evidence from Cameroon and Mali

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UN Women Discussion Papers
31 Jul 2017
Using micro data from two recent labour force surveys collected in Cameroon and Mali, this paper explores gender differentials in labour market outcomes covering key areas such as occupational segregation, informality, part-time work and gender wage gaps. While women’s participation to the labour...
GENDER & LAND DISPOSSESSION

Gender and Land Dispossession

A Comparative Analysis

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UN Women Discussion Papers
15 Jul 2017
This paper seeks to advance our understanding of the gendered implications of rural land dispossession. It does so through a comparative analysis of five cases of dispossession that were driven by different economic purposes in diverse agrarian contexts: the English enclosures; colonial and post-...
FOSTERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR

Fostering Women's Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

Transforming Prospects, Transforming Societies

29 Dec 2017
Entrepreneurship is a key means through which women can both empower themselves and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. A vital part of this agenda includes the 61.3 million women who own and operate businesses within the ten member States of ASEAN. It is the particular challenge...
WORLD POP AGEING 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights

17 Dec 2018
Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in population age structure are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to population ageing and for setting policy priorities to promote the well-being of the growing number and share of older persons in the population. T...
GENDER ENV SUS DEV IN ASIA PAC

Gender, the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

27 Sep 2017
This publication is the first Asia-Pacific report that comprehensively maps out the intersections between gender and environment at the levels of household, work, community and policy. It examines gender concerns in the spheres of food security, agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry,...
ESTADO POBLACION MUNDIAL 2017

Estado de la población mundial 2017

Mundos aparte - la salud y los derechos reproductivos en tiempos de desigualdad

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Estado de la Población Mundial
8 Nov 2017
Hoy por hoy, ningún país —ni siquiera los que se consideran más ricos y desarrollados— puede describirse como una nación totalmente inclusiva en la que todas las personas disfrutan de igualdad de oportunidades y protección y ejercen plenamente sus derechos humanos. Entre los derechos humanos acor...
ETAT POPULATION MONDIALE 2017

État de la population mondiale 2017

Des mondes à part - santé et droits en matière de reproduction à une époque marquée par les inégalités

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État de la population mondiale
8 Nov 2017
À l’heure actuelle, aucun pays ne peut se prévaloir d’être entièrement inclusif et de garantir à chacun une protection et des perspectives égales, ainsi que le plein exercice de ses droits fondamentaux — pas même les pays considérés comme les plus riches et les plus développés. Parmi les droits d...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2017

State of World Population 2017

Worlds Apart - Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality

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State of World Population
30 Nov 2017
No country today—even those considered the wealthiest and most developed—can claim to be fully inclusive, where all people have equal opportunities and protections, and fully enjoy their human rights. In many developing countries, women who are poor, in the bottom 20 per cent of the income scale,...
GENDER EQUALITY HUMAN RIGHTS

Gender Equality and Human Rights

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UN Women Discussion Papers
31 Jul 2015
There is a strong commitment to equality between women and men in international human rights law. The various actors within the treaty system who are tasked with elaborating on the meaning of human rights in international law have given close attention to gender equality. This work evaluates thes...
CHILD FINAN TRANSF EARLY EDUC

Child-Related Financial Transfers and Early Childhood Education and Care

A Review of Key Developments, Impacts and Influences in Child-Related Support to Families

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UN Women Discussion Papers
31 Jul 2015
This publication examines policies for the support of families with children, in particular child-related financial transfers and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. The analysis is mainly focused on countries with institutionalized welfare states—primarily Western European and ot...
EXPAND HEALTHCARE ACCESS US

Expanding Health-Care Access in the United States

Gender and the Patchwork ‘Universalism’ of the Affordable Care Act

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UN Women Discussion Papers
31 Jul 2015
The United States has never assured the human right to health, including the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and access to all medical services. While there is some public financing of health care, mainly for older people and low-income children, the countr...