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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

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 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...
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...
EOR 2015 SUPP7 COMM STAT WOM

Commission on the Status of Women

Report on the fifty-ninth session (21 March 2014 and 9-20 March 2015)

Series:
Report of the Commission on the Status of Women
20 Jan 2016
This is the official record of the report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its fifty-ninth session for the period of 21 March 2014 and 9-20 March 2015.
UNLOCKING MARKETS WOMEN TRADE

Unlocking Markets for Women to Trade

5 Apr 2016
This publication provides insights to decision makers on women's participation in trade and the challenges they face. It outlines where the barriers are, provides data from importers and exports in 20 developing countries, shares models of good public and private sector initiatives, and provides ...
WORLD FERTIL PATTERNS 2015 DATA

World Fertility Patterns 2015

Data Booklet

Series:
Population Studies
28 Jul 2016
This data booklet summarises and presents key fertility indicators on world fertility patterns from the latest population estimates and projections, World Population Prospects 2015. The relevant data and evidence are made available in an easily accessible manner.
GENDER EQUAL & WOMEN

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Asia and the Pacific

Perspectives of Governments on 20 Years of Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15 Jun 2016
This publication provides a regional overview of progress made in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the Asia-Pacific region, from the perspectives of the national governments. More specifically, this report provides a summary of the identified achievements and c...
LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Leaving No One Behind

Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals

Series:
OCHA Policy and Studies Series
18 Dec 2015
This study explores elements critical to effective humanitarian assistance and protection. It details global trends that shape humanitarian needs, risks and response expectations. It situates the study in the context of concurrent global agendas and recent trends in the dialogue on humanitarian ...
SAFEGUARD RGHTS OF GIRLS IN CJS

Safeguarding the Rights of Girls in the Criminal Justice System

Preventing Violence, Stigmatization and Deprivation of Liberty

4 Nov 2015
Gender-based violence is a pervasive and devastating manifestation of discrimination against women and girls. International human rights standards provide a solid framework for preventing and responding to violence against girls in both public and private spheres. Unfortunately, non-compliance wi...
PROGRESS WORLDS WOMEN 2015/16

Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016

Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Series:
Progress of the World’s Women
9 Jul 2015
This UN Women’s flagship report shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart. It ...
WORLD FERTILITY RPT 2013

World Fertility Report 2013

Fertility at the Extremes

11 Sep 2015
This report focuses on trends in fertility over the past 20 years and key factors underlying these trends for countries at the extremes of fertility: 66 countries with more than 3.2 children per woman in 2005-2010 and 70 countries with 2.0 children per woman or less in 2005-2010. The data present...
EOR 2014 SUPP7 COMM STAT WOM

Commission on the Status of Women

Report on the fifty-eighth session (15 March 2013 and 10-21 March 2014)

Series:
Report of the Commission on the Status of Women
29 Jul 2015
This is the official record of the report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its fifty-eighth session for the period of 15 March 2013 and 10-21 March 2014.
WORLDS WOMEN 2015 TRENDS

The World's Women 2015

Trends and Statistics

14 Oct 2015
This publication presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. It is the sixth in a series published since the World Conference on Women in 1995. It emphasizes that progress towards the goal of gender equali...
WOMEN & NATURAL RESOURCES

Women and Natural Resources

Unlocking the Peace Building Potential

Series:
UNEP Policy Series
31 May 2015
Thirteen years after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, investment in women as agents of change in peacebuilding remains inadequate. One of the unexplored entry points for strengthening women’s contributions to peacebuilding relates to the way in which they use, manage, make dec...