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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 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.
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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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WEPs signatory companies are expected to consider their sector, corporate culture, and current situation, in terms of gender equality and impact areas, and develop a solution in line with their targets and necessities. This guide aims to support companies in creating a roadmap for developing solutions in accordance with WEPs. The guide explains the scope of the principles, as well as indicators used to monitor them, and suggests policies to be followed during implementation.
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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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Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, UN Women’s flagship report, shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart.
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A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose 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.
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Containing main partner testimonies and success stories, this best-practices brochure describes the innovative “one-window” information services model piloted and implemented by Joint Information and Services Bureaus (JISBs), which provide Republic of Moldova rural populations access to coordinated, gender-sensitive information on social protection, employment, agriculture, business development and land in one place.
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This paper is an account of vulnerable groups in Moldova and an expert assessment of decentralization's consequences for them. It classifies Moldova's vulnerable groups and presents national and international evidence to document their situation and problems. It discusses why each group is vulnerable and underlying causes for their vulnerability. The paper analyzes current policies and their negative effects on the vulnerable, provides an account of good practices and makes detailed recommendations going forward.