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There are many barriers and challenges to the economic empowerment of women in distress, i.e., residents of shelters and prisons, while there are also success stories of their successful reintegration into society. This baseline study aims to understand the programs, policies, and practices for economic empowerment of women residing in shelters and prisons. Its geographical scope covers the cities of Islamabad, Karachi, Sukkur, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, and Quetta.
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Based on quarterly consultations in January 2024, a preliminary snapshot of 75 submissions ahead of policy discussions, and statistical modelling undertaken based on figures from the UN Sustainable Development Goals database, this two-page brief summarizes the issue, what Afghan women are saying, why it matters, and what Afghan women want the international community to do.
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These findings underscore the urgent need for prioritizing safety improvements. For high-budget items, a phased implementation approach is recommended to ensure efficient resource utilization.
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The UN Women Climate Tech Accelerator, powered by the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), is an initiative supported by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea and implemented by She Loves Tech.
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Co-designed by UN Women and Dharma Life, the ‘Dharma Life Community Learning Centre' aims to increase women’s economic participation while providing their children with a space to learn, thrive and grow
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Supported by UN Women and the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Working Group, this brief seeks to inform humanitarian planning processes and ensure accountability for Afghan women and girls. Its findings are based on research that included face-to-face interviews with 1,897 people (46% women, 54% men), 68 people in 10 focus group discussions, and another 15 respondents via in-depth interviews.
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This Brief provides a comprehensive situation analysis of gender equality in Bangladesh, offering a snapshot of the nation's advancements in key areas including governance; women, peace, and security; ending violence against women; economic empowerment; climate change and disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian response.
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This brief explores the nexus approach for addressing GBV and identifies some of the key considerations for development actors* when preparing for and responding to GBV in emergencies and provides specific recommendations to governments and national organizations for integrating humanitarian considerations into development planning, policies, and programming
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This brief explains key concepts related to gender-transformative approaches, accompanied by examples to support organizations in Myanmar to apply them more confidently in their Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) programming.
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The project is designed to enhance rural women’s access to and use of renewable energy in agricultural business in Qinghai Province and promote women’s participation and leadership in green transition in general.
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This policy brief examines the impacts of heat waves and drought on women’s food security, economic productivity, and care work, and highlights the alarming occurrence of gender-based and sexual violence during climate-induced challenges. It provides a set of proactive and gender-transformative recommendations for humanitarian and disaster risk reduction practitioners to improve preparedness efforts.
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This is a crucial document which represents a collective voice, uniting women from different backgrounds and generations who face multifaceted challenges and are deprived of certain opportunities.
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This country profile provides an overview of the crisis in Myanmar, how the UN Women Myanmar team and our partners are supporting vulnerable women and girls, and our 2024-2025 strategic priorities.
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FYLP follows a ground-up approach to understanding, operationalising, and building resources for feminist youth leadership in India, while simultaneously unpacking the context in which these are embedded. The Workbook is one of the Knowledge Products from the programme.
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Through this project, they took on the task of advancing the Generation Equality Forum mandate by creating a contextual programme around building feminist youth leadership in India. FYLP follows a ground-up approach to understanding, operationalising, and building resources for feminist youth leadership in India.
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FYLP follows a ground-up approach to understanding, operationalising, and building resources for feminist youth leadership in India, while simultaneously unpacking the context in which these are embedded.
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The Literature Review is one of the Knowledge Products from the programme. The project, they took on the task of advancing the Generation Equality Forum mandate by creating a contextual programme around building feminist youth leadership in India. FYLP follows a ground-up approach to understanding, operationalising, and building resources for feminist youth leadership in India
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The brief was developed in response to feedback from women-led civil society and women’s rights organizations about topics they would like to increase their knowledge on.
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The book "Women in Action" comprises inspiring stories of five women and girls who were part of a project aimed at empowering them. Written from their perspective, these stories depict their struggles, ambitions, and the barriers they have overcome.
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This report provides an overview of the International Conference on Ending Gender-Based Killings of Women and Girls and the latest information on femicide worldwide.