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Covid has eroded the gender progress of the last 25 years – bodily autonomy is still a human right
The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health services, writes Asa Regner, Tabata Tesser and LunaA quarter of a century ago, a historic moment for the rights of ...
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Betting on Women’s Leadership for A Better Tomorrow in a Post COVID World
By Randi Davis, UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Aruba and Sint MaartenPort-of-Spain, 8 March 2021 – This year, International Women’s Day will shine the spotlight on women’s leadership and the need for gender...
International IDEA
Patriarchy: a non-monetary resource
The 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) commemoration is taking place in an unprecedented global context due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a “new normal” in relation to the various aspects of life, including changes...
Afghan women attend a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)  This article was published in with the title "Why we need more women mediators".
Why we need more women mediators
It was a balmy day in November 2020 as I was sitting on a crowded train, my mouth full of bread and hot steamy chai as I struggled to take a sip. I took a glance at the people who picked me up and would bring me to meet the commander.I was in one of...
Do the Math: Include Women in Government Budgets
By Zohra Khan and Lisa KolovichEvery day, women around the world experience less opportunity than men in education and employment, and less political representation. While many countries recognize the need for gender equality and...
Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region
Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in...

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