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Regular resources report 2019: Forging Generation Equality now and in the future

Friday, June 19, 2020

This year’s regular resources report analyses how UN Women mobilized its core contributions in 2019 to fulfil its normative, coordination, and operational activities mandate, in order to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Through the presentation of tangible results, this report presents case studies at the global, regional, and country levels to showcase the impact that regular resources have in the countries where UN Women is present.

Justice for women amidst COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.

Rapid Assessment on COVID-19 and Domestic and Family Violence Services across Palestine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

This brief suggests that domestic violence has increased in Palestine due to the conditions created by the COVID 19 pandemic, which in most cases resulted in a lockdown of survivors of violence with their abusers. With families in lockdown, helplines are seeing a surge of cases requesting a multitude of services.

Online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020

This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.

COVID-19 and essential services provision for survivors of violence against women and girls

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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.

Violence against women and girls data collection during COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020

This brief paper jointly developed by UN Women and WHO summarizes principles and recommendations to those planning to embark on data collection on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It responds to the needs and challenges to adhere to methodological, ethical and safety principles in the context of the physical distancing and staying at home measures imposed in many countries.  

Policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. This policy brief explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.

COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls

Monday, April 6, 2020

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken.

Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19: Key steps employers can take

Friday, March 27, 2020

With many businesses struggling to survive as a consequence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, loss of jobs and income and rising working poverty are a reality for many workers. This document offers (interim) recommendations for employers to mitigate the negative consequences stemming from COVID-19.

Equality in law for women and girls by 2030: A multistakeholder strategy for accelerated action

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Globally, more than 2.5 billion women and girls are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections. This policy strategy seeks to fast track the repeal of discriminatory laws in 100 countries between 2019 and 2023, focusing on six thematic areas, and will address the legal needs of more than 50 million women and girls.

Empowerment or Subjugation: An Analysis of ISIL's Gender Messaging

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UN Women's report examines the use of gendered messaging by ISIL as a tool of governace and control. Based on a systematic reading of ISIL’s magazines in Arabic, English and French the report shows how the group strategically crafted its messages to women in different ways to persuade them to travel to its territory and to adhere to its moral code and governance model, which includes women’s strict obedience to their husbands. It also highlights how language to men - both in recruitment countries and fighting for ISIL, spoke to gendered issues of power and dominance.

Young women in peace and security: At the intersection of the YPS and WPS agendas

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Around the world, young women are working to prevent violent conflict, recover from crises, and build peaceful, tolerant communities, yet most peace and security interventions are blind to the needs and contributions of young women. This paper examines the diverse roles that young women play in these contexts and offers recommendations for ensuring their meaningful inclusion and participation in building and sustaining peace.

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all

Arab Women and Legalization

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The report is conducted by CAWTAR with support of different international organizations include, UNWOMEN. The report analyses the legal status of the women in more than 20 countries in the region. The report reviewed about 300 laws and compared it with the treaties signed by those countries. It tries to assess the translation of the commitments of each country into local laws and procedures.

Arab Regional Synthesis Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action Twenty Years Later

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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.

Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region

Friday, October 11, 2013

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.

Voices of Women from Arab States

Monday, June 24, 2013

Qualitative studies about the women in the region and their success stories. The stories you are about to read are live testaments to the fact that indeed those are difficult times but they are also full of opportunities that generate in us the continuous commitment to the work we are doing, and to the struggle we so fondly take on.

Regional Consultation for the Proposed General Recommendation on Women Human Rights in Situations of Conflict and Post Conflict contexts

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This report has been prepared in the context of the Regional Consultation with the civil society organizations for the Proposed General Recommendation on Women Human Rights in Situations of Conflict and Post Conflict contexts organized by the Regional Office of Arab States of UN WOMEN &The Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women/CEDAW Committee. This report is a result of the work conducted for the situation analysis and during the regional consultation thanks to the efforts of all participants. It includes consolidated conclusions and recommendations agreed by consensus build among all presents with no reservation

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