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This policy support tool is prepared in the framework of the UN Women and ILO Joint Programme titled “Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Policies and Investments in the Care Economy” and as part of the UN-wide response initiatives to be included in the UN Socio-Economic Response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Annual Regional Innovation report by UN Women Europe and Central Asia, gives an insight into the key innovation initiatives and approaches adopted by the Innovation Facility from 2020 to 2021.
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The flagship country gender assessment report of agriculture and rural liverlihoods for Bosnia and Herzegovina represents the first structured and all-encompassing attempt to collect and analyse the available secondary data and development indicators for the country, while applying a gender perspective throughout this process.
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This assessment aims to explore and understand how the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and men differently and how local communities are addressing it in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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This brief presents emerging evidence on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the care economy. It highlights key measures needed to address the increase in unpaid care work as a result of the pandemic, ensure adequate compensation and decent working conditions for paid care workers, and enable the participation of paid and unpaid caregivers in the policy decisions that affect them.
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This brief presents emerging evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on women’s economic empowerment. It considers the immediate gendered economic impacts, including widening socioeconomic divides and shifting national and international priorities for the allocation of resources, as well as the long-term implications for women’s employment and livelihoods.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region officially launched the Innovation Facility in 2019 to create region-wide innovative leadership and learning within UN Women and amongst its partners. This publication gives an insight into the key innovation principles and approaches adopted and innovation projects being developed in the region as part of the new Ideas Campaign to "re-think challenges" and "improve solutions" for gender equality.
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This policy brief highlights the need for publicly provided social care services for children, the sick, the elderly and persons with disabilities to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women and advance women’s economic empowerment. It details the substantial advantages and returns countries stand to gain in the short and long run from such investments.
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This brief demonstrates that public investment in early childhood education would be key to creation of decent jobs in Turkey, especially for women. According to the brief, public investment in early childhood education is more effective in job creation than public investment in physical infrastructure.
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The report aims to show that the fiscal prioritization of Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education expansion, and hence the building of a social infrastructure of care, over, for instance, investments in physical infrastructure/construction or cash transfers, presents an enormous potential for decent job creation, particularly in the femaledominated occupations and sectors.
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A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural Kyrgyzstan women to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines what happened after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.