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The purpose of this research is to develop a framework and tools to measure women’s leadership and participation in the COVID-19 response. Now, the new measurement framework developed by Humanitarian Advisory Group and UN Women has shown that, even when women and women’s rights organisations (WROs) are operationally active and supported to coordinate, advocate, and grow, their lack of access to the spaces where decisions are continues to prevent transformative change.
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The aim of this report is to provide insights for employers concerning the immediate impact of the crisis on the private sector. These findings will assist employers looking to better support their workforce during the next stage of the crisis period.
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This report presents novel research findings – possibly the first such robust findings to date – on the relationship between support for misogyny, violence against women, and extremist violence in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.
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The Bangsamoro Women’s Journey Towards Peace, Equality and Good Governance is a synthesis of the experiences and insights of the 79 women leaders who were organized as advocates of peace, gender, equality and good governance. It features fifteen inspiring stories of women living in the Bangsamoro – their struggles and hopes as women and as leaders against the backdrop of the Mindanao armed conflicts - are captured in this compilation. Aside from the “her-stories”, this...
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In mid-2016, 134 women leaders underwent training on the cross-cutting themes of gender, peace and governance to strengthen their existing leadership capacities and enable them to lead and participate in their respective communities. This training kit is the compilation of the various sessions conducted with the women leaders, aimed at reflecting and analyzing their journeys based on their various contexts and realities in the Bangsamoro. It includes sessions on maximizing existing...
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This training kit intends to support the implementation, sustainability, and institutionalization of women, peace and security mainstreaming in the Philippines. Specifically, it aims to strengthen the capacities of key actors such as government agencies and local government units in mainstreaming women, peace and security concerns into their policies, plans and programs as implemented in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas. It also intends to strengthen capacities of service providers...
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This publication highlights some of the practices, learnings and reflections garnered in the course of implementing this project, and especially through the voices of the women leaders and project partners who are the key actors in these initiatives.
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This CEDAW-based legal review of the Magna Carta of migrant workers and the anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines is indispensable to give concrete recommendations on improving laws that protect women migrant workers. It aims to identify gender discrimination in laws and underscore state obligations to address existing gender discrimination in laws.
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With the purpose to eliminate gender stereotypes in justice delivery as a critical component of promoting women’s access to justice, this paper seeks to develop critical understanding among judges and other justice actors on gender stereotypes, and how it could be avoid, as well as to provide judicial training programmes for justice actors in investigation and adjudication.
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The report presents overall findings, draws comparative conclusions across the four case studies and discusses practical recommendations for integrating gender equality programming in future humanitarian interventions in ways that strengthen effectiveness and inclusiveness.
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This publication aims to enhance the existing knowledge and resources on the current situation of the Filipino migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimensions of migration.
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Violence against women and girls in the Pacific region is a serious and complex issue requiring urgent action. After years of advocacy by women’s rights and civil society organisations, Pacific Island governments have begun to adopt laws and policies to address this issue. However, governments and civil society organisations continue to face a number of barriers, including access to funding and resources, as well as a need for capacity building in key areas of project design and...
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The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of the political, economic and social dimensions and costs of migration and consequences on the family, community and society. The study analyzes the social outcomes of migration and identifies strategies in response to the issues of families left behind with further examination of the government policy framework on migration in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines to justify the deployment of hundreds of thousands of women and men to work abroad. The study also inquires about the effectiveness of government programmes in addressing issues related to migrants and migrant families. Lastly, the study looks into the following issues of displacement, adjustment and adaptation faced by individuals within the family in response to the problems brought about by the migration of a family member.
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UN Women has developed this publication to bring the key challenges faced by women migrant workers in the low wage sectors of the informal economy within the ASEAN. It is expected that the study will help key labour sending and receiving countries with the ASEAN in developing and implementing national and regional policies that will empower and legally protect women migrant workers.
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This kit is an invitation to all of us – governments, civil society and Forum on Return and Reintegration Program for Women Migrant Workers organized by UN Women in November, 2012 bring together women’s organizations, the academe, government agencies, local government units, civil society groups, and other concerned NGOs to discuss and share initiatives and practices gender-responsive return and reintegration program. In the forum, the action research studies on Return and Reintegration: Women’s participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions conducted by the three civil society organizations and UN Women was presented. The research documented case studies, practices in gender capacity development and identifies good practices, gaps, and emerging challenges for gender-responsive reintegration. The research also develops specific recommendations on strategies in designing and implementing gender-responsive return and reintegration programs and projects.
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The Study on Return and Reintegration: Women’s Participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions is one of the three Action Research Projects commissioned by UN Women Philippines. The Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) conducted this participatory research in 2012 in the Philippines with an aim to look into the current programs and services of DAWN and assess how gender-responsive they are in ensuring that women migrant workers are empowered to rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities. It also identifies case studies of reintegration programs to document and analyze good practices, gains, gaps, lessons and emerging challenges for gender-responsive reintegration. The study develops recommendations and suggests possible strategies in designing and implementing gender-responsive return and reintegration programs and projects...
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The Study on Return and Reintegration: Women’s Participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions is one of the three Action Research Projects commissioned by UN Women Philippines. The Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) conducted this participatory research in 2012 in the Philippines with an aim to look into the current programs and services of DAWN and assess how gender-responsive they are in ensuring that women migrant workers are empowered to rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities. It also identifies case studies of reintegration programs to document and analyze good practices, gains, gaps, lessons and emerging challenges for gender-responsive reintegration. The study develops recommendations and suggests possible strategies in designing and implementing gender-responsive return and reintegration programs and projects.
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The analysis is based on a survey of vendors in several markets located in the Solomon Islands (Honiara) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby and Kundiawa).The performance of markets in terms of employment and income/earnings generation, providing earnings for people who lack alternative employment (expressed as number of jobs created and associated earnings) and the return on capital employed within the market, ie profits after an allowance is made for a basic wage, providing funds that can be reinvested in business growth.