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Thursday, May 10, 2018
UNDP and IPU: Global Parliamentary Report 2017
The second Global Parliamentary Report is jointly produced by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). It focuses on parliament’s role in oversight of government, and parliament’s power to hold government...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
UN ESCWA Report on Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region
The objective of this study is to generate evidence-based policy recommendations for Arab States, in order to help them scale-up efforts to meet their commitments as relates to goal 5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...
Monday, February 05, 2018
UN Women Report on ending violence against women in political and electoral processes in Pakistan
Pakistani women face unique and frequently more severe challenges to their political participation than men do. In particular, the violence faced by Pakistani female political candidates, and voters is a serious barrier to their full participation...
Friday, July 07, 2017
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 35 active programmes in 40 countries and reached more than 50,700 direct beneficiaries. The programmes, implemented by women-led civil society organizations, work to advance women’s...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
UN Women's Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions extracted from 195 constitutions from around the world. The countries are organized according to five geographical regions (Africa, Americas,...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Unseeing Eyes: Media Coverage and Gender in Latin American Elections
In a society where mass media is the main venue for political information and electoral competition, limited visibility during a campaign can be challenging to a candidate and limit the possibilities of being elected. This study covers five...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Understanding and Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment Definition, Framework and Indicators
Economically empowering women is essential both to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. But women’s economic empowerment is a multifaceted concept...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
UN support to electoral system design and reform
This directive sets out UN policy for providing support to the design or reform of an electoral system, or parts of an electoral system.  Given that the issue of representation goes to the heart of democratic governance, this policy directive is...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
UN Women Annual Report 2011 - 2012
By UN Women’s first anniversary at the start of 2012, we could look back on a year of accomplishment. It was a year of rapid progress but also challenges, both those inherent in the creation of a new organization, and those taking place in the...
Friday, March 22, 2013
UNDP Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World
One of the most heartening developments in recent years has been the broad progress in human development of many developing countries and their emergence onto the global stage: the “rise of the South”. This growing diversity in voice and power is...
Friday, March 22, 2013
UNSCR 1325’s Approach to Women’s Representation : A case study from the occupied Palestinian territories
United Nations Security Council passed a resolution, 1325, that addressed the needs of women in conflict situations. Among the pillars addressed in this resolution was the representation of women in government and in peace processes. While progress...
Monday, October 29, 2012
UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security
This is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security Council...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UNIFEM Annual Report 2007–2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in empowering women in politics,...
Monday, March 26, 2007
United Nations Reform: Improving Peace Operations by Advancing the Role of Women
This report discusses the role of women in peacekeeping forces and peacemaking operations. It analyzes and provides recommendations on appointing women as heads of missions, recruiting women into the UN military personnel and civilian police, and...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund 2005: 10th Anniversary Report
This report examines how the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund has made break-through contributions to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment over the last 10 years. Since the Fund positions itself as a unique funding source to...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund: 2003 Annual Report
This annual report evaluates the progress made by the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across the globe. It provides a summary of the Fund's 2003 activities, and highlights global efforts made...