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This study is part of WeEmpowerAsia, a joint program of the European Union and UN Women, which aims to increase the number of women who lead and participate in private-sector businesses in seven countries across Asia, including Indonesia.
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This Gender Alert concludes that the 24 December 2022 ban: (1) is discriminatory and dictates who humanitarian actors can(not) employ, and who they can reach with assistance; (2) has multilayered implications that go beyond the inability of reaching women and girls with life-saving assistance, including dealing a further blow to the Afghan economy amid the ongoing crisis; and (3) speeds up the erasure of Afghan women and girls from all aspects of Afghan public and private life.
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In India, there are multiple laws to ensure gender equality in the corporate sector. Women continue to be underrepresented in the corporate sector. Globally women make up only 17 per cent of the board of directors in listed companies and 10 per cent of higher management. In this research study, we examined the implementation effectiveness of three recent laws introduced to strengthen commitment to gender equality in the Indian corporate sector.
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The UN Women Nepal Country Office undertook a national study to better understand the enabling and obstructive factors of women’s political participation as elected officials. This study examines the violence locally elected women representatives in Nepal face when holding public office at the local level. It focuses exclusively on women’s time in office and does not cover campaign or election periods. This is the first study on VAWP in Nepal. It is part of the UN Women’s global initiative to develop harmonised survey tools on VAWP.
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Based on an analysis of 11 countries, this research brief summarizes, explains and furthers the understanding of the linkages between gender, security and natural resource management (NRM) in the Asia-Pacific region by analysing the land, water and forestry sectors. Although countries traditionally view NRM as separate from women, peace and security issues, NRM is a field in which the currents and risks of climate change, conflict, security and gender-based disadvantages concretely intersect.
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The intent is to highlight the achievements and identify areas that require targeted effort. The purpose is not to determine the impact of PFM in closing gender gaps but to study the extent to which the gender and social inclusion perspective is mainstreamed in the relevant PFM institutions, processes and systems. The assessment shows that Nepal has well-established institutional mechanisms and processes, as well as regulations, to promote gender-responsive budgeting.
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The objective of the report is to examine the legal gaps that are hindering expenditure allocation and reporting on the landscape of expenditures on GE. Subsequently, a step-by-step roadmap has been presented to strengthen the development, implementation and tracking of gender-responsive budgets toward the achievement of national commitments to the SDGs.
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This study aims to assess the status and results of the implementation of social protection for women and girls within the framework of Resolution No. 15-NQ/TW on a number of social policy issues for the period 2012-2020 in Viet Nam. The report provides policy recommendations to provide information to complete a new document on Social Policy for the period of 2023 - 2030, with a vision to 2045 and focus on advocating for gender responsive social policies.
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This practical guidance document was developed for stakeholders wishing to conduct an assessment of gender equality and climate change, to meet the critical need for data on the gender-environment nexus and ensure that climate action contributes towards achieving gender equality.
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[Global estimates of gender-related killings of women and girls in the private sphere in 2021 Improving data to improve responses] By ensuring that every victim is counted we can ensure that perpetrators are held to account and justice Is served. By improving our understanding of all types of gender-related killings of women and girls we can strengthen prevention and improve responses. With this in mind, we are proud that this first joint UNODC-UN Women research brief features expanded policy recommendations to support comprehensive and multisectoral approaches to prevent and address gender-related killings and other forms of gender-based violence against women and girls.
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This Brief is a situation analysis of gender equality in Bangladesh. It gives a snapshot of the country’s progress on key gender equality issues in the areas of governance; women, peace, and security; ending violence against women; economic empowerment; climate change and disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian response.
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A study looking at Promoting the Recruitment and Retention of Women Humani­tarian Workers in Afghanistan. The study aims to identify specific barriers faced by Afghan women in their work for humanitarian aid agencies. It also aims to share best practices and recommendations for reversing these barriers, and for enabling more women to participate in humanitarian action. This will be vital for ensuring access by women, chil­dren, and marginalized groups to life-saving assistance.
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Data, however, shows that substantial progress is needed to empower a new generation of ASEAN women leaders. This factsheet explores, through available official statistics, the various leadership roles that women play in the ASEAN region, and sheds light on areas where improvement is needed.
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This report was completed in the framework of the Joint Programme of the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations on Promoting the Integrated National Financing Frameworks to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it was supported by the Joint SDG Fund.
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This study was conducted as part of the Safe and Fair Programme: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018–2022). Safe and Fair is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, funded by the European Union, and is implemented by ILO and UN Women in collaboration with UNODC.
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Funding for gender equality and women’s rights CSOs in Bangladesh during COVID-19’ report takes deeper look at the funding landscape for Women Rights Organizations (WROs) and gender equality-related work in the COVID-19 context in Bangladesh.
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The RGA includes the key impacts and emerging issues of access to shelter, safety, security and protection food and income, reproductive health services and WASH facilities keeping women and most marginalized community in consideration. The report also puts forward some immediate and long-term key recommendations.
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The National Resilience Programme aimed to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender-responsive disaster management and risk-informed development. The endline survey report gives an overview of what has worked well and what are the areas that can be improved in future.
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The report content focuses on reviewing the achievements from 2018 to 2021 through specific targets, primary tasks and solutions; identifying advantages and challenges in implementing the Scheme 1898
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This publication showcases the results of Rapid Gender Assessment surveys (RGAs) on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in seven countries in Asia and the Pacific. For some of these countries, this is the second round of RGAs and thus these findings may follow up those of “Unlocking the Lockdown”. The report is meant to be a statistical snapshot that could inform responses to the crisis but is not meant to provide policy recommendations or analyze the policy context in each country.