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GENDER ANALYS LABOUR MARKET OUT

Gender Analysis of Labour Market Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recent Evidence from Cameroon and Mali

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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...
GENDER DIMENS PENSION SYSTEMS

The Gender Dimensions of Pension Systems

Policies and Constraints for the Protection of Older Women

Series:
UN Women Discussion Papers
31 Jul 2015
Gender equality is one of the key challenges confronted by pension systems around the world. In a context of gendered labour markets, contributory pension systems face several constraints to guarantee universal and adequate pension benefits for women. Women’s life courses are characterized by lon...
ECON GROWTH SOCIAL REPRODUC

Economic Growth and Social Reproduction

Gender Inequality as Cause and Consequence

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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...
EOR 2016 SUPP7 COMM STAT WOM

Commission on the Status of Women

Report on the sixtieth session (20 March 2015 and 14-24 March 2016)

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Report of the Commission on the Status of Women
11 Jul 2017
This is the official record of the report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its sixtieth session 20 March 2015 and 14-24 March 2016.
EMPODER MUJER CONTRAT PUBLICA

El empoderamiento de la mujer a través de la contratación pública

31 Dec 2014
La presente guía proporciona a los gobiernos, las entidades contratantes y otras partes interesadas un conocimiento más profundo de los retos a los que se enfrentan las empresas propiedad de mujeres a la hora participar en los mercados de contratación pública: brinda herramientas para abordar est...
GAOR 70TH SUPP38 ELIM DISCRIM WOM

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Fifty-eighth session (30 June-18 July 2014) Fifty-ninth session (20 October-7 November 2014) Sixtieth session (16 February-6 March 2015)

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Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
30 May 2017
Official records of the Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Fifty-eighth session (30 June-18 July 2014) Fifty-ninth session (20 October-7 November 2014) Sixtieth session (16 February-6 March 2015).
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...
TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN  VOL2

Trafficking in Women (1924-1926)

The Paul Kinsie Reports for the League of Nations - Volume 2

Series:
United Nations Historical Series
31 Jul 2017
This book provides a transcription of the reports written by undercover agent Paul Kinsie for the League of Nations Special Body of Experts on Traffic in Women and Children in the mid-1920s. Between 1924 and 1926, a team travelled to more than a hundred cities in Europe, the Americas and the Medi...
TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN  VOL1

Trafficking in Women (1924-1926)

The Paul Kinsie Reports for the League of Nations - Volume 1

Series:
United Nations Historical Series
31 Jul 2017
This book provides a transcription of the reports written by undercover agent Paul Kinsie for the League of Nations Special Body of Experts on Traffic in Women and Children in the mid-1920s. Between 1924 and 1926, a team travelled to more than a hundred cities in Europe, the Americas and the Medi...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRO 2016

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016

17 Feb 2017
This publication provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. It describes policy options and concrete opportunities to contribute to a future of justice and e...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRO 2016 CRI

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016: The Critical Issues

17 Feb 2017
This publication provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. It describes policy options and concrete opportunities to contribute to the future we want - a fu...
RAPPORT SUR DEV HUMAIN AFRIQU 2016

Rapport sur le développement humain en Afrique 2016

Accélérer les progrès en faveur de l’égalité des genres et de l’autonomisation des femmes

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Rapport sur le développement humain en Afrique
16 Jan 2017
Le Rapport sur le développement humain en Afrique 2016, consacré à l’égalité des sexes, fait suite au Rapport sur le développement humain en Afrique de 2012, qui s’était penché sur l’importance d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire à tous les Africains. Les deux rapports partagent un objectif commun,...
AFRICA HUMAN DEV RPT 2016

Africa Human Development Report 2016

Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Africa

Series:
Africa Human Development Report
16 Jan 2017
This report follows the 2012 Africa Human Development Report, which looked at the importance of assuring food security for all Africans. The two reports share a common objective of addressing what might be considered two unfinished agenda items on Africa’s development trajectory. Both have long b...