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Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world

Friday, January 17, 2020

The world is rapidly changing. Families, and the role of women and girls within them, are also changing. Today, there is no ‘standard’ family form, nor has there ever been. In order for laws and policies to support families and meet the needs of all their members, they must evolve and adapt. Progress of the World’s Women assesses the scale and scope of transformations in family life and their implications for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Iraq: Assessment on Employment and Working Conditions of Conflict-affected Women Across Key Sectors

Monday, January 13, 2020

As Iraq enters a new recovery phase in 2019, the country now faces the challenge of addressing the short- and long-term consequences of conflict and mass population displacement. Conflict-affected women, specifically, face numerous challenges in accessing employment, including limited economic opportunities, individual- and community-level barriers, legal restrictions, and exacerbated vulnerability, particularly for displaced people and female-headed households. In the Iraqi context, the nature...

Gender, Masculinities and Violent Extremism in North Africa: a Research Agenda

Sunday, January 12, 2020

With support from the UK Government, UN Women ROAS has been working since 2017 to deliver better evidence through quality research on gender equality, masculinities and violent extremism in North Africa to inform regional and global policy-making on the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) and Women, Peace, and Security. This page serves as a platform for the different publications created under the project.

Understanding the Role of Women and the Feminist Actors in Lebanon’s 2019 Protests

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Women have been at the core of Lebanon’s popular protests since they began on October 17, 2019. Assessing the first 58 days of protests, this paper seeks to contribute to the documentation of women’s representation, roles, and demands within Lebanon’s protests, while also examining the use of gendered language and norms by all sides of the country’s complex landscape. It situates this action within the broader women, peace and security framework, which recognizes women as political actors and peace and security leaders and brokers.

Arab Declaration on Progress in the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Arab Declaration on Progress in the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years

Beijing+25 Arab States Newsletter

Sunday, November 24, 2019

In 1995, over 17,000 representatives from 189 nations met in Beijing at the Fourth World Conference on Women. The historic meeting resulted in the unanimous adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; an agenda considered to be the “Bill of Rights” for women. 25 years after Beijing, Member States, civil society organizations and women’s rights advocates from across the globe are coming together to review the implementation of this agenda. Our newsletter will focus on the individuals and institutions leading this global process in the Arab States region.

Steps Taken in the Arab Region for the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Saturday, November 23, 2019

This brochure aims to provide a preliminary summary of the achievements of the Arab countries in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption, focusing on the intersections of the twelve areas of concern with the sustainable development agenda.

Gender Equality and Violent Extremism: a Research Agenda for Libya

Monday, November 18, 2019

This research report examines the gender dynamics of radicalization to violence in Libya and efforts to counter and prevent violent extremism. Based on primary research in Libya, this report analyses new data collected in the field (October 2018 to March 2019), and via a survey instrument (March-June 2019). The research investigates the gendered motivations of individuals to join violent extremist and terrorist groups, and how gender inequality and discrimination within Libyan society interact with other economic, political and religious factors to spread violent extremism. The report explores how social constructions of masculinity and femininity are manipulated by violent extremist groups through their recruitment strategies and tactics of group control. As well as these gender dynamics, the research investigates Libyan women’s responses; how and why they seek to counter and prevent violent extremism in their communities.

Policy Brief: Misogyny and Violent Extremism - Implications for Preventing Violent Extremism

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The policy brief examines why and how radicalization to violence occurs from a gender perspective. In particular, it analyzes the underexplored relationship between attitudes and practices indicating misogyny (defined as both fear and hatred of women and/or the feminine) and support for violent extremism. Gender analysis of survey data collected in four countries (Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Libya) provides evidence of a mutually reinforcing dynamic of misogyny and violent extremism.

Addressing Gender Amongst Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee women and girls of diverse backgrounds continue to confront widespread and systemic gender inequality, which manifests in less access to resources, services, and opportunities, as well as higher risks of violence, abuse, and exploitation. This research brief summarizes key gender analysis findings from UN and humanitarian partner assessments in effort to raise the profile and understanding of gender inequalities amongst Syrian refugees and improve the gender responsiveness of humanitarian action in Lebanon.

Lebanon National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2019-2022)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Lebanon National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2019-2022)

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are we on track to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls? This report brings together the latest available evidence on gender equality across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring the progress made as well as the action still needed to accelerate progress.

Achievements Report 2018 - Egypt Country Office

Thursday, August 8, 2019

UN Women Achievements Report gives a comprehensive overview on the main programmes implemented by UN Women Egypt during 2018 in collaboration with its various partners across the four impact areas: Women’s Political Empowerment (WPE), Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) and Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality. It also features the main achievements of the programmes while highlighting the progress made under communications and partnerships.

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

Thursday, August 1, 2019

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women’s “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls, health care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and in decision-making in all areas of life.

Empowerment and accountability for gender equality in humanitarian action and crisis response 2018

Monday, July 29, 2019

Humanitarian needs continue to grow with nearly 132 million people in need of assistance in 2018, due to conflict, persecution, and natural disasters. The average humanitarian crisis now lasts more than nine years, and periods of forced displacement more than seventeen. Women and girls who make up approximately half of this 132 million face daily discrimination and violence. The breakdown of protection mechanisms and destruction of essential services and economic structures in crises hits the already marginalized hardest.

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2018-2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual stories of impact, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) annual report presents main aggregated results achieved by its 25 active projects. It highlights the process and outcomes of its fourth grant-making cycle, 2018–2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. The report also features FGE’s South-South and triangular cooperation strategy, a few impact news from past projects, and two grantee partners’ op-eds.

UN Women Annual Report: Progress and Equality for All

Sunday, July 21, 2019

In the United Nations system, UN Women is the only entity solely dedicated to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. It helps advance internationally agreed standards on gender equality and support countries in translating them into practice through laws, policies and services. Reactionary forces continue to rise. Yet everywhere, women and girls are on the move, calling for more progress. Governments, businesses, civil society, faithbased organizations, men’s groups and...

Why Gender Matters in the Discussion on Returns to Syria

Monday, July 8, 2019

Why Gender Matters in the Discussion on Returns to Syria

Tunis Forum on Gender Equality: Overall Recommendations

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

This civil society driven report of recommendations from the Tunis Forum will be sent to the Secretariat of the Beijing +25 process to inform the substantive preparations for the report of the Secretary-General on the Review and Appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to be submitted to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) in March 2020. It will also inform the substantive preparations for the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and...

Supporting Syrian Women’s Engagement in the Syrian Political Process: Building a Constituency for Peace

Thursday, May 9, 2019

A brief highlighting UN Women’s Programme on supporting a meaningful Syrian Women Engagement in the Political Peace Process.

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