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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)

Series:
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)

Series:
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
The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO): The Critical Issues 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. The GGEO was first proposed by the Network o...
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

Series:
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 2016 Africa Human Development Report on gender equality 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 ...
UNECE POLICY GENDER EQUALITY

UNECE Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Supporting the SDGs implementation in the UNECE region 2016-2020

18 Apr 2017
This publication includes the UNECE Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In line with the UNECE’s mandate to mainstream gender in its work, and following the framework of the UN-SWAP, the publication looks at how UNECE could further promote gender equality principles and strat...
CHILD MARR HUM SET ARAB REG

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

Dynamics, Challenges and Policy Options

14 Oct 2016
This study tackles the issue of female child marriage in the Arab region, particularly in conflict and humanitarian settings. It explores the causes of this problem, with a distinction between such structural determinants as family and community relations and gender roles that have long been pres...
AGAINST WIND & TIDES

Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region

20 Years after the Adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

14 Oct 2016
This study was undertaken by the Center for Women (ECW) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the context of a regional programme to review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action in the Arab region. This re...
EMPOWERING WOMEN PUBLIC PROC

Empowering Women through Public Procurement

28 Oct 2014
Women-owned businesses represent one third of the small and medium-sized enterprises of developing countries, but only a fraction of government procurement opportunities for goods and services. This guide helps governments understand what measures to put in place so that more women-owned business...
GUIDE PRODUCING STAT VIOL (C)

Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women (Chinese language)

Statistical Surveys

14 Apr 2016
Violence against women is an obstacle to achieving the objectives of equality, development and peace. It violates the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. In all societies, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lin...
GUIDE PRODUCING STAT VIOLENCE

Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women

Statistical Surveys

15 Jan 2015
Violence against women is an obstacle to achieving the objectives of equality, development and peace. It violates the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. In all societies, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lin...
UNLOCKING MARKETS WOMEN TO(S)

Abriendo Mercados para Mujeres Comerciantes

17 May 2016
El informe muestra dónde hay presencia de empresas pertenecientes a mujeres, sobre la base de datos nuevos del ITC, datos de otra índole y casos prácticos. Explica los obstáculos culturales y regulatorios existentes, así como métodos para facilitar el acceso a la financiación, a la información de...
UNLOCKING MARKETS WOMEN TO(F)

Libérer l’accès des femmes entrepreneurs aux marchés

17 May 2016
Le rapport indique où sont situées les entreprises détenues par des femmes, sur la base des nouvelles données de l’ITC, d’autres données et études de cas. Il décrit les barrières culturelles et réglementaires mais aussi les moyens de faciliter l’accès aux financements, aux informations sur le mar...
GUIDE PRODUCING STAT VIOLE(S)

Directrices para la producción de estadísticas sobre la violencia contra la mujer

Encuestas estadísticas

20 Apr 2016
La publicación tiene por objeto proporcionar a las oficinas nacionales de estadística directrices detalladas sobre la forma de reunir, procesar, difundir y analizar datos sobre la violencia contra la mujer. Esboza la función de las encuestas estadísticas en la realización de los objetivos de polí...
REALIZING WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO LAND

Realizing Women’s Rights to Land and other Productive Resources

21 Apr 2016
This publication provides detailed guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other producti...
EMPOWERING WOMEN PUBLIC P(F)

L’autonomisation des femmes par le biais de marchés publics

21 Apr 2016
Ce guide fournit aux gouvernements, aux entités adjudicatrices ainsi qu’aux autres parties concernées, une meilleure compréhension des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les entreprises appurtenant à des femmes pour participer aux marchés publics. Il propose des outils permettant de surmonte...