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Women and girls contribute and benefit equally from sustainable peace and resilience, prevention of natural disasters and conflicts, and humanitarian action
The Gender Marker Toolkit, under the National Resilience Program (NRP), has been designed to strengthen and develop the gender work of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) which already has a Gender Equity Strategy and Action Plan and an active Gender Forum. The Toolkit aims to raise awareness, understanding, and skills in ensuring gender responsiveness throughout all project stages and for all asset types that the Bangladesh Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) works on. It also aims to strengthen LGED’s influencer role with other Ministries and Departments.
UN Women Pakistan has developed a Training Manual on Enhancing Attitudes of Police towards Survivors of Violence Against Women with the aim to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officials for understanding gender dynamics and issues related to violence against women as well as dealing with VAW cases. A Training Needs Assessment conducted before developing this manual informed that while there are many trainings on the skills and methods police officers need to apply in their work, the...
Intimate partner violence (IPV), like all kinds of violence, is a violation of human rights. Violence committed by an intimate partner – whether a current or former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or dating partner – has devastating physical, emotional, financial and social effects on women, children, families and communities around the world. IPV can happen to anyone. It occurs across all societies, countries, cultures and genders, but women are by far the most at risk. In the worst cases, it can culminate in femicide, or the targeted gender-related murder of women.
This Manual was meant as a guiding document for participants in UN Women’s Master Class (MC) on a “Rights-based approach to Gender and Climate Change”, took place from 15-18 June 2014 in Tangail, Bangladesh. It can serve now as a background and training material for similar workshops and events on the theme of gender and climate change from a rights-based approach. It is updated based on the discussions and outcomes of the Master Class, so that it can inform other groups and individuals active in the field of gender and/or climate change in Bangladesh and elsewhere.