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Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi-Abridged Report

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Abridged version of the Perceptions Study on Social Norms in Malawi serves as an executive summary of the baseline study for the EVAW thematic component of the Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) 2018-2021. This study revealed various perceptions of social norms around VAWG in Malawi. Particularly, it shows how pervasive social norms support gender inequality and VAWG, including harmful practices. The study focused on five districts – Dedza, Karonga, Mangochi, Mzimba and Salima – in Malawi. This study can be used to inform policy dialogue and programme development, including where and how UN Women and its partners can implement behaviour change projects aimed at promoting favourable social norms and attitudes at community levels, and to formulate key messages for communication initiatives on women’s rights, gender equality and VAWG.

Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi

Saturday, June 1, 2019

This study revealed various perceptions of social norms around VAWG in Malawi. Particularly, it shows how pervasive social norms support gender inequality and VAWG, including harmful practices. The study focused on five districts – Dedza, Karonga, Mangochi, Mzimba and Salima – in Malawi. This study can be used to inform policy dialogue and programme development, including where and how UN Women and its partners can implement behaviour change projects aimed at promoting favourable social norms and attitudes at community levels, and to formulate key messages for communication initiatives on women’s rights, gender equality and VAWG.

The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Monday, May 27, 2019

The policy brief provides an overview of the key trends in the cost of gender gap in agricultural productivity reports and how they compare with patterns documented in other published studies. It also summarizes important lessons on best practices in eradicating inequities in the agricultural sector based on the UN Women and PEI studies.

Cost of gender gap in Tanzania

Monday, May 27, 2019

For Tanzania, the gender gap was substantial: an elimination of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Tanzania would increase agricultural production by 30 per cent. Closing the gap could raise the country’s gross domestic product by $105 million (T Sh 210 billion) and lift 80,000 people out of poverty each year over a 10-year period. This study differs from its predecessor in that it takes a qualitative rather than quantitative approach to the subject. In its attempt to find underlying causes of the gender gap, the study conducted extensive interviews with 547 women and men in 19 farming villages in rural Tanzania. That is, it moves beyond merely establishing that a gender gap exists in Tanzanian agriculture to explain why it exists and what steps can be taken to reduce and eliminate this gap.

Factors driving the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi

Friday, May 24, 2019

The study makes policy recommendations that are designed to confront the gender stereotypes that continue to undermine policy making, address women’s time poverty and lack of incomes, and facilitate the adoption of gender-responsive climate-smart agricultural practices.

THE GENDER GAP IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: CAUSES, COSTS AND SOLUTIONS

Friday, May 17, 2019

Across sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector remains critical to local and regional economies. It is the basis for food security and an important source of employment, particularly for women. Yet, studies consistently find that female farmers  have lower rates of agricultural productivity than male farmers. Based on original research in five countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania), this policy brief shows that gender gaps in agricultural...

Factors driving the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Uganda

Friday, May 10, 2019

The study identifies policy proposals —consistent with Uganda’s Second National Development Plan, Public Finance Management Act and Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan — to confront gender stereotypes and address women’s time poverty and lack of assets, the lack of attention to gender-responsive climate-smart agricultural extension services, and the need to reform key statistical instruments to better capture gender relations.

The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: Five African Countries

Friday, May 10, 2019

This report reviews a number of studies to help policymakers diagnose and better understand the nature of these gaps so that agricultural interventions are more effective, scalable and practical. These methods help quantify the structure of constraints which prevent women from having full access to agricultural resources. Dismantling this structure of constraints is crucial for reducing women’s unpaid work burdens and raising the returns to their labour.

50 JOURNEYS :Stories of courage and transformation from women political leaders in Kenya

Friday, March 29, 2019

Women’s struggle for inclusion and equal representation in politics has been difficult and drawn out. But it is an extremely important journey— women’s participation in governance is one of the best ways to tackle gender inequality. Half of the global population is female, and better representation is imperative. In Kenya, representation of women in the 12th Parliament stands at 23.3 percent, the highest since independence…but the lowest in the East Africa region. ...

UN Women East and Southern Africa-Knowledge Management Strategy (2018-2021)

Friday, March 15, 2019

The UN Women East and Southern Africa Knowledge Management Strategy (2018-2021) views knowledge management as a critical enabler of UN Women’s operations and programmes in the region. The strategy is anchored within regional and global priorities, with a focus on strengthening collective institutional and peer learning, as well as knowledge sharing. It brings visibility to and positions UN Women as a Knowledge Hub on Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEWE)

Report on the status of women in United Nations Office in Nairobi

Friday, March 8, 2019

The 2017 Status of Women in the UN Duty Station in Nairobi report was commissioned by UN Women’s Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (UN Women ESARO), at the request of the Network of Women Leaders in the UN Nairobi Duty Station to inform efforts to support the realisation of the System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity which was launched by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 13 September 2017.

Multi-Country Analytical Study of Legislation, Policies, Interventions and Cultural Practices on Child Marriage in Africa

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The study assessed the state of child marriage in Africa from practice to policy and interventions towards its eradication with a focus on ten countries with a comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. A critical emphasis of the study was on the nexus between the existence and implementation of the policies/legislation, and the dominant cultural and religious practices that affect the outcomes of the interventions in those countries, especially in identified hotspot areas within the countries. By focusing on the socio-cultural conditions, policy environment and eradication initiatives, the study provides critical information and perspectives, effective and appropriate programs/investment and policies in Africa to delay the age of marriage and end child marriage as a practice.

UN Women Ethiopia: Changing the lives of women and girls

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The publication indicates key results of the UN Women Ethiopia country office on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE). It highlights the consistent collaboration with government institutions, development partners, UN Agencies and CSOs as the main approach for GEWE’s accomplishments.

Marriage Laws in Africa - A Compendium from 55 African Union Member States

Sunday, December 30, 2018

This Compendium is a collection of marriage laws across African Member States developed to serve as an updated compilation of Member States’ legal frameworks and legislation related to marriage.

Report and Recommendations from the Regional Consultations on SDGs Localization and Implementation in East and Southern Africa

Thursday, December 27, 2018

This report presents a synthesis of a gender and SDGs regional consultation which brought together participants from 11 Member States including Botswana, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These included representatives from Ministries of Gender; Directors of National Statistical Offices; Regional Economic Communities and Bodies- RECs; Regional Institutions; Select Civil Society Organizations and International NGOs; and UN Officials from United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Multi and Country Offices.

Assessment Report on the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) performance of selected sectors at Federal and Regional level

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Problems of justice and lack of fairness in any society’s cultural, economic, social and political structure; owing to different reasons; have been observed to pose challenges to the extensive efforts exerted to realize comprehensive growth resulting in unequal access of economic resources for all citizens. In Ethiopia, the importance and inclusion of gender issues during budgeting and planning in order to respond to gender equality as well as ensuring equal benefit of all citizens...

Women’s Rights in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Proposals for Accelerated Implementation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Building on the momentum of and leveraging on the African Union theme for 2016, the year of human rights with a special focus on the rights of women, a half day multi-stakeholder consultation under the theme “Accelerated Implementation of Women’s Right’s and the African Decade of Human Rights” reviewed progress on implementation of women’s rights commitments, identified priorities and proposed key recommendations to inform the development and implementation of the...

Gender Statistics Report 2017

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Reliable gender statistics highlights different conditions for women and men, girls and boys.  It is a fundamental tool for evidence-based decision making, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.  Women and men have different needs, access and control over resources in society.  National statistics that does not reflect these differences is insufficient and potentially misleading. The key objective of the initiative behind this report is the development of...

Gender Gap Analysis of the Public Finance Management system of Ethiopia

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Public Financial Management (PFM) is a critical element of how governments raise and use resources to meet the public’s needs.   The focus areas of this PFM assessment included planning, monitoring and reporting, budget preparation and implementation, revenue generation, approval by parliament and Audit. The analysis reveals that regardless of the challenges, in general there have been good progress towards integrating gender into national development plans and budget preparation....

Prospects for Ending Child Marriage in Africa - Executive Brief

Sunday, December 2, 2018

This executive brief is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country analytical study by UN Women on child marriage in Africa covering ten countries selected due to their comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally.

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