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Women entrepreneurs have always faced multiple challenges—from lack of working capital to difficulties in coordination of their businesses due to their care and domestic responsibilities. These obstacles have only increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 70% of women entrepreneurs reported being ineligible for credit under the recently launched Government of India’s AtmaNirbhar Bharat economic stimulus package.
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UN Women and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a global programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy (WESE) in six countries at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) in December 2015. The programme aims to identify and address the fundamental gender-specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, productive use of sustainable energy by women, and women’s involvement and leadership in gender-sensitive energy policy-making. In line with the...
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How effective are police helplines? This study by Jagori, UN Women, UN Habitat and the Department of Women and Child Development, Delhi Government tries to understand the purpose of helplines, and studies the processes followed by the Delhi Police when it responds to hotlines (100 and 1091).
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight critical gender concerns in key government interventions such as Swadhar Greh, Swadhar and Short Stay Homes, and provide policy recommendations to address them. It culls out gaps in policies, implementation and budgets, and suggests how these schemes can be strengthened.
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This policy brief outlines key policy recommendations to address critical shortcomings in delivery of services and identifies gender concerns in the ICDS Scheme. It challenges the assumption that schemes meant largely for women and children are inherently gender responsive and need no scrutiny from a gender perspective.
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This policy brief is an effort to highlight key policy recommendations to address critical gender concerns in the manufacturing sector; it specifically focuses on increasing remunerative employment in this sector.
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The study was designed to provide evidence in informing UN Women’s programme, “Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and Governance in India and South Asia.” A major focus of the study is on domestic violence.
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The Concept Paper on Gender Responsive Governance examines the manner in which governance processes can be understood through a gendered framework. It discusses the evolving and expanding notion of governance.
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The study examines how safe the two city areas are for women and girls and explores the relationship between women’s fear of violence and their avoidance of specific public spaces.
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This guide introduces the key concepts of safe cities work and offers practical tools for how to begin building a safer, more inclusive city.
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A practical guide on concepts, perspectives and tools to create safer cities for women and girls, the handbook is a useful resource to initiate and guide strategy and knowledge development.
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This report enables experts to develop gender policy tools and address the negative impact of climate change.
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The study examines the safety of women and girls in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities in Kerala state of India.
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To address violence against women in Delhi, the Government of Delhi, JAGORI, UN-HABITAT and UN Women are raising awareness for women’s equality and taking steps to counter it.
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The baseline survey analyzes information about the forms of violence and harassment faced by women in India’s capital New Delhi, perceptions and attitudes to sexual harassment, and the role of governing agencies in safeguarding women’s rights.
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Women and Safety – this is the subject of 12 article developed by UN WOMEN in partnership with JAGORI and Women’s Feature Service (WFS).
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The Third Monitoring and Evaluation Report in 2009 on the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act’, highlight crucial advancements and gaps in the implementation of the Act. It has been authored by Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI) with the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW).
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This study deciphers the gendered impact of climate change in adivasi/indigenous societies in Asia, and increases understanding of how these are exacerbated by structural shifts in adivasi socio-economic systems.
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Second in a series of Staying Alive reports, this report has collated information on the establishment of infrastructure under PWDVA, maps emerging – and sometimes ad-hoc – practices that have been adopted to cover up silences in the law.