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This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.
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UN Women Yemen commissioned an analytical study implemented through Nahj Consulting. The study covers nine Yemeni governorates and Nahj consulting produced this report which documents success stories and Yemeni women’s roles in various levels of conflict resolution and peace, and also proposes advocacy strategies to influence communities and key power brokers
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The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was unanimously adopted in 2000, recognizing the disproportionate impact of war on women and their vital role in conflict resolution. Eighteen years later, its implementation across the Arab region remains uneven, at worst limited, necessitating comprehensive and integrated solutions
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The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action calls on Governments, the international community and civil society, including NGOs and the private sector, to take strategic action in the following 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, the economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, human rights, media, the environment, and the girl child.
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This study examines violence against women and girls in 18 Arab countries covered by both mandates of ESCWA and UN-Women, with particular focus on violence in the domestic sphere. The objective of the study is to generate evidence-based policy recommendations for Arab member countries in order to assist them in scaling up their commitment to combating violence against female population groups, especially in the domestic sphere, and to promote gender equality and enhance women’s empowerment in Arab societies.