Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in Arab countries. The report is composed of 18 country profiles, each of which maps a country’s key legislative developments and gaps regarding gender justice. This introduction provides an overall summary of these country chapters followed by a... More
- Gender equality and inequality (16)
- Peace and security (8)
- Ending violence against women and girls (8)
- Economic empowerment (7)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (7)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (5)
- Humanitarian action (3)
- Beijing Platform for Action (3)
- Youth (3)
- Human rights (2)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Monitoring and evaluation (2)
- Education (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Commission on the Status of Women (2)
- Crisis response and recovery (1)
- Partnerships (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Communications and media (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Gender statistics (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Violent extremism and terrorism (1)
- Climate change (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
- Health (1)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (1)
- Schooling (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
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Sunday, April 5, 2020
In light of these projections, UN Women, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and partner United Nations agencies have prepared proposals on formulating consistent policies and programmes for the short and long term, as part of an urgent regional response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women. For this response to be effective, it must take into consideration the social prejudices and gender norms that discriminate against women in the public and private spheres in the Arab region.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's participation in decision-making, disaggregation of data by sex, gender analysis, and irregular migration are just some of the areas of concern that must be part of an effective response to the health crisis that the world is going through right now.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
UN Women’s Regional Office for the Arab States, in collaboration with UN Women Country Offices in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, organized a two-day meeting Women and Young People in Peace Processes: Synergies and Cross-learning, funded by the Government of Germany. The meeting was held in Beirut, Lebanon and sought to provide a space for inter-generational dialogue between women and young people from countries affected by the conflict in the MENA region, to exchange strategies that have been utilized to mitigate conflict, to broker dialogue and influence track 1 peace processes in the region. Through this exchange and dialogue, the meeting sought to identify opportunities for strategic alliances and to define common demands.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Arab Declaration on Progress in the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The Global Guidance, developed by UN Women and UNESCO, provides key information to governments, policy-makers, teachers, practitioners and civil society who wish to take concrete action against school-related gender-based violence. It introduces approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that have shown positive results in preventing and responding to gender-based violence in schools settings. It should contribute to further promote the generation of knowledge, evidence and standards of response against this pervasive problem.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Representatives from 19 Arab States governments and the international community have gathered from across the region to participate in the Arab regional preparatory meeting for the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) that took place in Cairo, Egypt on 4 February 2019. The meeting agreed upon a set of forward-looking recommendations that was integrated into the “Arab Declaration for CSW 63”. This outcome document that will feed into the proceedings of the...
Monday, October 15, 2018
This toolkit is about how youth can advocate strategically for gender equality and empowerment of young women. It highlights ways in which youth can influence decision-making at community, local and national levels to achieve gender equality. An important running thread through the toolkit is on engaging young men as gender equality advocates. This toolkit is for individual young women and young men, youth-led groups, networks and movements, including youth-focused organizations and other...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
UN Women has analysed the text of approved NAPs-WPS from Iraq, Jordan and Palestine, to highlight good practices and draw lessons from them. As other countries in the region are set to develop their own action plans, and NAP-WPS countries begin to develop a second generation of NAPs, this paper seeks to guide and inform the future NAPs-WPS in the region - to provide good practice on action oriented text to address the range of conflict related issues that affect women and girls.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Rape, sexual slavery, trafficking, forced and early marriages are a few examples of sexual crimes perpetrated against women and girls, that increase during conflict situations. The damage of such acts on their lives is ever-lasting. Social stigma and the lack of the adequate legal channels often leave victims without vital support, with dire consequences for themselves, their families and communities. How to address the needs of victims and survivors of such crimes through comprehensive access...
Monday, October 1, 2018
This manual is a compilation of the series of activities, exercises and handouts on masculinities that were used in ABAAD’s masculinities trainings. The importance of this manual is that it consolidates the experiences and skills that have been accumulated throughout past trainings into a tool that provides the required information needed for a skilled trainer to conduct trainings on Masculinities and Engaging Men. Furthermore, this manual is the first contextual and culturally validated...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
This guidance note draws data and recommendations from IMAGES MENA on the topic of promoting men's caregiving to advance gender equality. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and UN actors can design and adapt programming and influence a policy environment that promotes equality at work and at home This note was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
This guidance note draws data and recommendations from IMAGES MENA on the topic of engaging men in gender- transformative approaches to end violence against women. It provides actionable steps and guidance on how civil society partners and UN actors can design and adapt programming and influence a policy environment that promotes equality at work and at home This note was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the...