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The economic and social impact of COVID-19 on women and men: Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey which is deepening the pre-existing gender inequalities. A new study entitled "Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey" conducted by UN Women Turkey and financed by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) reveals the different socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on women and men.

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.

Shadow pandemic business toolkit for employers and businesses

Friday, June 19, 2020

UN Women has developed tools for businesses and employers designed to shine a light on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide clear advice on key measures that can be taken at all levels within the organization.   

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.

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.

Voices of women's organizations on COVID-19: April 2020 sub-regional consultations

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

To bring women’s views and solutions to the forefront of discussions and decisions on COVID-19 response, UN Women initiated rapid consultations with women’s organizations across the Europe and Central Asia region. The consultations provided an opportunity to hear directly about the specific risks and challenges that women and girls face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; they also focused on the opportunities and solutions they are providing so that the strategic focus of support can be adjusted in a gender-responsive manner to reflect their differentiated experience.

Gender in society perception study, Kyrgyz Republic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gender in society perception Study explored the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women and men of Kyrgyzstan in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment in order to understand the remaining obstacles and develop recommendations on overcoming them.

UN Secretary-General’s 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 by the UN Secretary-General 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.

Putting women at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The publication provides an overview of UN Women's response, solutions and approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and Central Asia region. UN Women is working to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are both integrated as a cross-cutting commitment in prevention, response and recovery, and made an integral factor in effective COVID-19 mitigation strategies and actions.

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.

Gender equality: Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights.

Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia: Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue

Friday, February 21, 2020

This study presents the findings of an application of a method developed for the United Kingdom (UK) to the case of the North Macedonia, which estimates the annual fiscal cost of public investment in early childhood education and care services. In particular, the study examines several important outcomes of investing in early childcare: direct and indirect employment creation; impact on gender employment gap; related increases in tax revenues.

Women’s Empowerment Principles in Georgia: Promising Practices 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

In 2010, UN Women and the UN Global Compact joined forces to help companies worldwide to promote gender equality in the workforce and society. Consequently, the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (WEPs) came into being.

Advancing Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia: UN Women Achievements in 2018

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This document gives a brief of UN Women's achievements in Europe and Central Asia in 2018 on ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in peace and security, promoting women's economic empowerment and security, encouraging women's leadership and political participation and gender responsive budgeting.

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2018-2019

Friday, June 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.

Equal Pay for work of equal value in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents an overview of pay inequality in Europe and Central Asia and how this issue is covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also provides information about the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), a joint initiative of ILO, UN Women and OECD, which aims to support governments, employers and workers and their organizations, and other stakeholders, to make equal pay between women and men for work of equal value a reality, and reduce the gender pay gap.

A day in the life of a rural woman

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This brochure provides an insight into the everyday lives of rural women, who, despite the difficult circumstances of rural life, work hard to improve their lives as well as of those around them. The brochure draws together stories of strong and inspirational rural women, who, with confidence and determination, changed their lives for the better.

National Research on Low Female Labour Market Participation (Quantitative based evidence from a new survey)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This is the first study that examines female inactivity in details, based on a large, representative sample of female citizens in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Data enable us to develop a profile of the “typical” inactive woman in the country, which can be then used to design policies to promote female activity, with particular emphasis on women whose inactivity is not their individual choice.

Advancing Gender Equality in Ukraine - UN Women in Ukraine

Monday, June 5, 2017

This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women has a focus on increasing women's leadership and participation; ending violence against women and girls; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action; and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine.

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