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Women in India are key leaders and agents of ecorestoration in preserving India’s forests. Yet limited policy priority and implementation is given to the needs of women.
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The UN Security Council (UNSC) and different United Nations agencies, such as UN Women and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have identified VAW as a factor that deters women from participating in politics. Their reports have discussed the inherentrelationship between VAW and governance. They have shown VAW as a consequence of the failure of governance and have looked for ways to monitor and control such violence.
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The issue of domestic violence has emerged as one of the primary public policy concerns in countries around the world. Countries in the ASEAN region have embarked on important initiatives in order to address the issue of domestic violence. It is in this context that sharing “good practices” and discussing comparative perspectives from initiatives around the world has provided recommendations and a template for developing common regional standards.
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From agriculture to traditional crafts, rural women sustain the informal sector in a variety of ways. Sewa Bharat and UN Women have joined hands to build the capacities of rural, female informal sector workers.
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This report and photo-essay are aimed at sharing the "live experience" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices especially those remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda.
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This baseline study of UN Women’s anti-trafficking programme recognizes structural inequalities, vulnerabilities and lack of sustainable livelihoods as the chief causes of human trafficking.
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Tailoring, embroidery, tie-and-dye, sujani (kaatha work) and carpet making are all done by women workers, who have little formal training and education.
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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 report highlights the gender gaps which persist to barricade women in agricultural productivity and developments.
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This document lays out the possible pathways by which the myriad forms of violence against women and their social and economic consequences can potentially impact the effective participation of women in local governance.
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The paper examines the need to better understand how Panchayati Raj Institutions can become more engaged and proactive around strategic gender issues, and provide spaces to promote gender equity within an overall framework of gender responsive governance.
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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 shared at a workshop on ‘Gender and Land Tenure Security: Challenges and Barriers to Women’s Entitlement to Land in India’ organized by UN Women and the Rural Development Institute explores challenges which prevent rural women from owning and controlling land.
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This paper outlines key issues of relevance to women’s political participation at the sub-national level in Nepal and Bangladesh and refers to important contributions that document these aspects of women’s political participation.
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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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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. -
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The paper by Savitri W. E. Goonesekere examines the evolving concept of substantive equality and its implications for South Asia – a region where, despite some gains, the stark reality of gender based discrimination is still all pervasive.
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This scoping study, conducted by CMS Communication, aims to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of sexual violence and harassment in the selected areas of South Delhi to help refine the project design and determine the kinds of interventions required.
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A study based on women’s voices in rural Haryana draws attention to women’s ownership of land, and how economic independence can help reduce violence against women.
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The study examines the safety of women and girls in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities in Kerala state of India.