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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...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2017-18 (A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
1 Apr 2019
This publication focuses on the analysis of the most recent socioeconomic developments in two ways. The first focus aims at demonstrating the analytical observation of routinely monitored economic and social variables of the Arab region in the global context (the monitoring part). The second focu...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2017-18

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
4 Mar 2019
This publication focuses on the analysis of the most recent socioeconomic developments in two ways. The first focus aims at demonstrating the analytical observation of routinely monitored economic and social variables of the Arab region in the global context (the monitoring part). The second focu...
EVOLUTION MARRIAGE RELATION

The Evolution of Marriage and Relationship Recognition in Western Jurisdictions

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UN Women Discussion Papers
13 Nov 2018
Marriage as both a legal and social institution has long been the subject of critique for its role in the oppression of women. However, the institution has undergone significant change in western jurisdictions, particularly in the last few decades, which have seen (among others) divorce reform, t...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2018

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2018, Issue No. 1

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
22 Jan 2019
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Published twice a year, the APSDJ is a rebranded journal of the Unit...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2017 (R)

State of World Population 2017 (Russian language)

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

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State of World Population (Russian language)
21 Nov 2018
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,...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2017 (A)

State of World Population 2017 (Arabic language)

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

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State of World Population (Arabic language)
12 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,...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018 (G)

State of World Population 2018 (German language)

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

16 Nov 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 ...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018 (P)

Situação da população mundial 2018

O poder de escolha - Direitos reprodutivos e a transição demográfica

23 Nov 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 ...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018 (R)

State of World Population 2018 (Russian language)

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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State of World Population (Russian language)
23 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 ...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018 (A)

State of World Population 2018 (Arabic language)

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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State of World Population (Arabic language)
2 Nov 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 ...
LOVE NOT PASSPORT TO SWEDEN

Love is Not a Passport to Sweden

Intimate Partner Violence against Migrant Women and the Proliferation of Rights' Statuses

Series:
UN Women Discussion Papers
19 Sep 2018
This paper investigates how women’s right to live free from violence operates in the context of insecure immigration status. It is based on qualitative research addressing intimate partner violence against women with insecure immigration status in England and Sweden, analysed within a human right...
ESTADO POBLACION MUNDIAL 2018

Estado de la población mundial 2018

El poder de decidir - Derechos reproductivos y transición demográfica

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Estado de la Población Mundial
13 Nov 2018
Los derechos humanos son universales, interrelacionados e interconectados. Esta publicación pone de relieve el hecho de que los derechos reproductivos, uno de los derechos más fundamentales inherentes a todas las personas y una de las decisiones más íntimas que una persona puede tomar, todavía no...
ETAT POPULATION MONDIALE 2018

État de la population mondiale 2018

Le Pouvoir du choix - les droits reproductifs et la transition démographique

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État de la population mondiale
13 Nov 2018
Les droits de l'homme sont universels, interdépendants et interconnectés. Cette publication souligne le fait que les droits reproductifs, l'un des droits les plus fondamentaux inhérents à toutes les personnes et l'un des choix les plus intimes qu'une personne puisse faire, ne sont toujours pas ac...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018

State of World Population 2018

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

Series:
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 ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1983

The State of Food and Agriculture 1983

Women in Developing Agriculture

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The State of Food and Agriculture
3 Aug 1983
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on women in developing agriculture.
STATE FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2010/11

The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011

Women in Agriculture - Closing the Gender Gap for Development

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The State of Food and Agriculture
11 Oct 2011
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, in part because women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities t...
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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...