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National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security: Critical Tools in COVID-19 Responses in the Arab States Region

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

This analysis of the existing NAPs-WPS of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen was undertaken to assess and demonstrate the direct relevance of the plans to each country’s COVID-19 response. While NAPs-WPS are relevant in every crisis, the analysis highlights particular areas of overlap with specific global responses to COVID-19, thus providing critical evidence of the value of implementing nation action plans on women, peace and security in the current crisis.

Overview of Recovery Support for Women-Owned Businesses Impacted by the Beirut Blast

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

To help link businesses in need of support with services providers in Lebanon, including those supported by UN Women, UN Women has undertaken a mapping of ongoing initiatives and is actively working to pair those in need with those entities offering support. As investment is made to strengthen national production and bolster employment opportunities, women owned-MSMEs are an important vehicle for change and growth.

A Rapid Gender Analysis of the Beirut Port Explosion: An Intersectional Examination

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This joint rapid gender analysis (RGA) of the Beirut port explosion assesses how diverse women, men, girls, boys, and gender minorities were affected by the events of August 4, with a close look at the specific impact on older, disabled, refugee, migrant, and LBQT (lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans) women.

Estimating the Cost of Child Marriage in the Arab Region: Background Paper on the Feasibility of Undertaking a Costing Study

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ending child marriage is fundamental to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and improving maternal and child health worldwide. It is also an important part of safeguarding the stability of communities and the global economy. This background paper provides an overview of the scope, drivers and consequences of child marriage in the Arab region. It also discusses the importance of estimating the cost of child marriage, examines the feasibility of undertaking a costing study in the Arab region, and reviews the availability of data needed to implement such a task, as well as the appropriate framework to consider when approaching costing child marriage in the region.

Gender-Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Turkey Report

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The in-depth analysis generated under this programme with FAO will allow UN Women to better design programmes, ensuring that they are mainly based on needs and vulnerabilities of the population of concern.

Women on the Verge of an Economic Breakdown: Addressing the differential impacts of the economic crisis on women in Lebanon

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

This paper assesses, estimates and analyses the expected impact of the economic crisis on women, looking specifically at issues of job loss and unemployment.

Gender Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Iraq Report

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thanks to the support of the European Union (EU), and the Government of Japan and other donors, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) implemented the ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey’ programme. Building on the programme implementation experience, UN Women set up a no-cost collaboration with FAO to conceptualize a gender-sensitive resilience index based on FAO’s Resilience Measurement Analysis (RIMA) Model (FAO, 2016). The analysis builds upon data collected through the Madad programme monitoring and sought to provide evidence around key resilience issues.

Mapping of available services for women survivors of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The document aims to highlight available services during the pandemic and to provide women survivors of violence with necessary details of service providers in various region of Tunisia.

Gender and Inclusion Tip Sheets

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Gender and Inclusion Tip Sheets aim to support the sector partners responding to the Beirut Port explosion in promoting a gender sensitive response and ensuring that the needs of vulnerable people are meaningfully represented.

Protecting Women and Girls in Lebanon’s COVID-19 Community Isolation Centers

Monday, September 21, 2020

Women and girls admitted to COVID-19 community isolation centers are particularly vulnerable to be subjected to harassment, violence, exploitation and abuse due to specific gendered protection risks, including being confined to an isolated space, the gendered staffing of centers, the economic vulnerability of women and girls, and avenues to seek help being limited or hard to reach. WHO and UN Women are co-leading interventions within the isolation facilities to protection the needs of women and girls, through protection monitoring, ensuring complaint and feedback mechansisms, community messaging, and training and capacity building.

Charter of Demands by Feminist Activists and Women’s Rights Organisations in Lebanon: A Gendered Disaster Response Plan

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Feminist activists and women’s rights organisations in Lebanon, signatories to this Charter, are concerned with the human toll of the explosion of the Beirut port which took place on August 4th, 2020. This has come against a background of severe economic hardship, an unprecedented loss in the value of the local currency, spiking unemployment and a degradation of public services, all of which exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This charter thus represents the concerns and demands for an immediate humanitarian assistance process that recognizes and addresses existing gender inequalities and seeks to ensure that all women and girls’ needs and priorities are met and that the process is transparent and subjected to due diligence as well as clear accountability mechanisms.

Emerging Gender Analysis: Gender Findings from the Multi-Partner Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA) of the Beirut Explosion

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

This initial gender analysis is based on the first wave of the Join Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA) led by Lebanese Red Cross. The findings provide some initial understanding of the differential impact female and male headed households

COVID-19 and Essential Services Provision for Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls - A Snapshot from the Arab States

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This policy brief highlights emerging trends of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and implications for the provision of essential services (health, police and justice, social services and the coordination of these services) for women and girls experiencing violence.

The Beirut Blast: What Humanitarian Response Needs to Know on Gender

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Beirut explosion is taking place against a backdrop of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a deep economic crisis, described by experts as the worst in Lebanon’s recent history, and it is also happening within a context of extreme structural gender inequalities.

UN Women: 2020 Beirut Explosion Response Plan

Thursday, August 13, 2020

This document outlines UN Women’s response plan for the 2020 Beirut Plan – a plan that works across the humanitarian-development-peace and security nexus to provide immediate relief to those in need, and to ensure that longer term recovery and reconstruction both addresses the needs of women and girls, and promotes gender equality.

Impact of COVID-19 on Violence against Women and Girls in the Arab States through the Lens of Women's Civil Society Organizations

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Through a regional assessment, UN Women has reached out to civil society organizations (CSOs) to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their work, the challenges they are facing and the solutions they are creating. This brief aims to highlight the key findings of this assessment. The brief also provides qualitative and quantitative data on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women, including within the most vulnerable groups, through the lens of women CSOs from the Arab States region.

Rapid Assessment: The Effects of COVID-19 on Violence Against Women and Gendered Social Norms - A Snapshot from Nine Countries in the Arab States Preliminary

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States partnered with RIWI corp. to conduct a web-survey in 9 countries in the region, (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen) to document the gendered impact of COVID-19 on men and women in the region, with a focus on gender roles and attitudes and practices related to gender equality and violence against women. This policy brief highlights the key findings from the regional study.

Tunisian women in the face of COVID-19: during and after confinement

Thursday, July 9, 2020

This brief provides a set of recommendations to take stock of health, economic and social aspects of this unprecedented crisis to develop an exit strategy and to take advantage of this exceptional period to upgrade the mechanisms and structure in Tunisia. It also makes recommendations to adopt a gender approach in government post-COVID-19 strategy.

The Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Lebanon: A Key Tool for Supporting Recovery from Economic Crisis and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lebanon

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

COVID-19 has reached Lebanon at a time of deep economic crisis. Lockdown measures have accentuated the crisis and generated a spike in unpaid care work and gender-based violence – both of which have been borne largely by women. Tackling this pandemic requires institutional reform on a magnitude not yet seen in Lebanon. It requires holistic efforts to address issues of governance, corruption and inequality. In this undertaking, this Policy Brief looks at Lebanon’s NAP 1325 and how it provides a useful framework for action; as it prioritizes the gendered needs of women and girls in times of crisis, pandemics, and conflicts.

Situation Report: Arab States COVID-19 and Gender Equality

Thursday, June 25, 2020

This situation report aims to capture UN Women’s work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the Arab States region, including operational context, preparedness and response, evidence and data generation, innovations in programming, coordination and partnerships, media and communication, gaps, challenges and financial requirements.

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