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The Necessity of Childcare Services During Women’s Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods Programming in Lebanon

Monday, December 6, 2021

Few Syrian refugee and Lebanese women participate in the labour force in Lebanon, often due to critical gender barriers: housework and childcare obligations. This is particularly true for low-income women, who participate in economic activities at lower rates than men and are often unable to afford home help. Inadequate or absent childcare services contribute to women’s economic inactivity and serve as barriers that limit women’s mobility.

Situational Analysis of Women and Girls in the MENA and Arab States Region

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In 2019, regional UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations including UNICEF, UN Women, ESCWA, FAO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNESCO, WFP, WHO, Plan International and Terre des Hommes Foundation came together to work on the Regional Situational Analysis (SitAn) of Women and Girls in the MENA and Arab States Region.

Violence against women in the online space: insights from a multi-country study in the Arab States

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Using an innovative web-based data collection technology, the study surveyed some 11,500 male and female Internet users over the age of 18 in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen to explore the prevalence, impact, and consequences of online violence on women in the Arab States, and the barriers women and girls’ survivors face to access services and reporting. In addition, the project conducted qualitative research on the experiences of online violence through the lens of civil society organizations, women activists, and service providers and a mapping of existing laws and services related to online, and ICT facilitated violence against women.

The European Union Sector Specific Gender Analysis: An In-Depth Sectoral Examination of Feminist and Women’s Rights Issues in Lebanon

Monday, November 1, 2021

This sector-specific gender analysis provides evidence on which the EU, EU Member States, and other stakeholders may base strategic priorities for action in support of gender equality over the next seven years in Lebanon, in line with the EU’s global Gender Action Plan III (GAP III) framework.

2021 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Women in Jordan

Thursday, October 21, 2021

UN Women conducted its first rapid assessment of the impact. of the COVID-19 pandemic on UN Women Oasis Centre beneficiaries in March 2020, when the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Fourteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic...

Assessing macroeconomic response policies to COVID-19 in the Arab region: What implications for women’s economic empowerment?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The objective of this regional assessment is to look at the implications of the macroeconomic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab region. The regional mapping allows for identification of the dominant trends and policy priorities across different areas of interventions and looks at the potential implications of [largely] gender-blind macroeconomic responses and investments during the first six months of the pandemic.

Review of good practices for remote service delivery to survivors of violence in the Arab States region

Monday, October 11, 2021

This desk review summarises global and regional trends and best practices and techniques for reaching out remotely to women and girls who experience violence, including during lockdowns and to survivors of online violence.

WPHF Newsletter | Lebanon

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This newsletter captures the latest updates on the implementation of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) in Lebanon. The newsletter includes the key highlights and achievements of the WPHF programme partners' towards enhancing women’s participation in the Beirut Port Explosion’s response and recovery process.

UN Women impact stories series

Sunday, September 26, 2021

UN Women is at the forefront of the global drive to remove gender barriers because we believe in a world of justice and human rights for everyone. Towards that end, and as the only United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality, we marshal the world’s best gender expertise and the considerable resources of the United Nations. We connect people in many realms, the national and international, the public and private, activists and officials. Together, our efforts are more than any of us could pursue alone.

Equal Divorce Rights in Muslim Family Laws

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

This publication is produced by Musawah with support from UN Women within the framework of the ‘Men and Women for Gender Equality’ regional programme funded by Sweden. The policy brief outlines outlines how divorce provisions in many Muslim family laws are unfair and can be damaging to women and their children—but we can reform those laws.

Comparative Study of Violence against Female Reporters and Male Reporters during Lebanon’s 2019 Protest Movement - Violence against Women in Public Life

Thursday, September 2, 2021

In October 2019, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets to protest the imposition of new taxes and the worsening economic, social and political crises gripping the country.

Gender-Sensitive Police Response in Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the Arab States

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The policy paper provides an overview of the police response to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the Arab States region including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper then presents UN Women and UNODC’s initiative on Gender Sensitive Policing, for further engagement of the police on the issue of VAWG in the region.

Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment (GEWE) and HIV in Africa: The impact of intersecting issues and key continental priorities

Sunday, August 15, 2021

This study and brief aim at providing insights on how gender and other intersecting inequalities impact the risk and vulnerability to HIV for women and girls in Africa.

Gender-Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Gender-Responsive Management and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab States Region: From Emergency Response to Recovery and Resilience - Palestine

Monday, July 26, 2021

The aim of this report is to present evidence on the impact of UN Women’s interventions and provide in-depth analysis around resilience and factors critical for strengthening resilience. This will allow UN Women to expand its evidence based on resilience and help better design programmes, ensuring that they are mainly based on needs and vulnerabilities of the population of concern.

Gender-Sensitive Resilience Capacity Index: Yemen’s First Report on Resilience

Thursday, July 22, 2021

With thanks to the Government of Japan, who generously funded the regional ‘Women's Leadership, Empowerment, Access, and Protection (LEAP) project as well as the resilience monitoring efforts in 2020 and 2020, UN Women in Yemen was able to roll-out the gender-sensitive resilience capacity index in Al Hodaidah, Aden and Hadramout through its implementing partners, the Yemeni Women Union (YWU), Women Charity Association for Combating Poverty (WACP) and Youth Leadership Development Institute (YLDF).

Gender Analysis: 2020 Vulnerability Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This assessment developed by UNW, UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF demonstrate gender inequalities across the Syrian refugee population, limiting access, rights and opportunities for women and girls, particularly as related to economic participation, education, food insecurity, humanitarian assistance, legal issues, and wider protections, including sexual and gender-based violence.

Policy Papers on key Gender Thematic Areas by the Arab States CSOs and Feminists Network

Thursday, July 8, 2021

These policy papers are developed within the framework of the Beijing+25 Review and the Generation Equality Forum. Given the pluralistic nature of the Arab region, and in view of UN Women’s commitment to participation and inclusivity, a series of policy papers on four gender thematic areas were prepared by the Arab States CSOs and Feminists Network to amplify the voice of civil society and feminist organizations and push forward the gender equality agenda.

Libya: Women At The Forefront

Thursday, June 24, 2021

To celebrate the “International Women’s Week” and the critical roles Libyan women have played in building the foundations for a peaceful transition, UN Women, supported by the European Union Delegation and the Embassy of Canada to Libya, organized an online symposium “Libya: Women at the Forefront” from 8 to 11 March 2021.

UN Women Response to COVID-19 in the Arab States Region (March to December 2020)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and throughout the Arab States. The coronavirus pandemic is challenging hard-earned progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and further exposing the detrimental effect gender inequality has on individuals, society, and the economy.

Gender Equality in the Humanitarian Response to the Beirut Port Explosion

Friday, June 18, 2021

UN Women and OCHA jointly examine the extent to which issues of gender equality were factored into various stages of the 2020 Flash Appeal in response to the Beirut port explosions.

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