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UN Women and the Rockcheck Puji Foundation are committed to upholding women’s rights and their leadership potential in pandemic preparedness, response and recovery. In May 2020 UN Women China, funded by the Rockcheck Puji Foundation, launched Supporting women to recover from the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, a project that focused on women entrepreneurs, workers and women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
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Along with the growing conversation around gender lens investment (GLI), there is a common perception that GLI concept is a niche practice of women investing in women to achieve equal access to capital.However, GLI practice is so much more than this.
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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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There are approximately 300,000 Laotian migrants working in Thailand which accounts for over half of all migrants from Laos PDR globally. Their remittances are responsible for between 25 and 50 percent of the income of rural household in the country. To reduce vulnerability to labour exploitation and human trafficking, information particularly pre-departure should be made available and accessible. Appropriate knowledge and accessibility will empower migrants to make informed choices and...
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The Policy Dialogue discussed the gender-differential impact of regional trends on women’s ability to participate and lead in the workplace on par with men. Action-oriented recommendations were developed during the Policy Dialogue to turn the tide on gender inequality and ensure equal access to decent work for all. The background paper for the event served as key input to the deliberations. The recommendations made by participants at the meeting were intended to inform the sixty-first...
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1st Quarter 2017 | Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from January-March 2017.
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The Labour Force Survey (LFS), conducted in 2010 and 2013, collects the most complete set of information about the Timor-Leste labour market. As a nationally representative household survey, it classifies everyone aged 15 and above as employed, unemployed or outside the labour force. The LFS produced important gender-related data, which has been analysed and is presented in this report. This report provides a gender analysis of the 2013 LFS data, allowing examination of data against...
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Women’s Empowerment Principles: A Practical Guide for Enterprises, wasdeveloped to serve as a toolkit for enterprises to integrate and implement the WEPsin their policies and business activities through which both men and women areequally entitled to decent jobs, career development, training and promotion.
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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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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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For PICTs, expanding and modernising their energy sector is vital since the limited availability of energy constrains human and economic development. Insufficient and unreliable power supplies can limit industrial production, while the lack of modern energy services can prevent the realisation of basic human needs, such as education, health, and communication. Furthermore, access to energy is not only a catalyst for development but it can also be a springboard for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Without access to modern energy services, women and girls spend most of their day performing basic subsistence...
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Women’s economic empowerment is fundamentally about rights and equitable societies, yet women and their views, priorities and skills are often excluded from decision-making processes that shape development. Women in the Pacific region are more vulnerable than men to the impacts...
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Participating in economic activities allows women to effect positive changes in their own lives and their communities, with positive ripple effects for the whole nation. Historically, gendered norms, behaviours and social relations have played a big part in disadvantaging women economically. Institutions, systems and structures often restrict women’s economic opportunities, while gendered roles and status can limit women’s voices and choices when it comes to household and community decisions. Women often also have reduced access to education and skills, as well as other resources such as credit and land ...
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The research on return and reintegration of migrant workers conducted by Unlad Kagayad Migration Services Foundation is part of UN Women action research project on Return and Reintegration: Women’s participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions. The research is conducted as a form of evaluation of the gender sensitive response on Unlad Kabayad on returning migrant workers and members of their families. It seeks to define its best practices in order to replicate them and promote more vigorous and responsive programs among women migrant workers and members of their families. The research pinpoints good practices, gaps, lessons, and emerging issues for gender-responsive for reintegration. Key findings of the research cover five areas, namely; policies and programs on return and reintegration, current gender competence in return and reintegration, partnerships and technical cooperation management in return and reintegration, and accountabilities in gender return and reintegration.
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The participatory action research on Return and Reintegration: Women’s participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions aims to address pertinent questions surrounding gender-responsive intervention on return and reintegration. UN Women capacitated the research team of Atikha Inc. to assess its initiatives on reintegration, conduct a case study on migrant returnee and gender analysis, and identified good practice. The research is conducted in 2012 in the Philippines through focus groups discussion, workshops, and key informant interviews including the in-depth interviews of women migrant workers currently working in Italy and returnees. The research recommends various stakeholders to unite on the concept of a gender responsive comprehensive reintegration program and encourages the Philippine government to define its migration policies and recognize strategy role of gender-responsive reintegration program.