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From cooking and cleaning, to fetching water and firewood or taking care of children and the sick and the elderly, women do at least two and a half times more unpaid household and care work than their counterparts. As a result,they have less time to engage in paid labour due to working longer hours,combining paid and unpaid labour.
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The likelihood of "economic disempowerment" is increased due to the unequal load of unpaid care duties placed on women and the human development outcomes of both the women and those being cared for may be impacted because women in the paid labor market may not be able to adequately fill their caregiving duties (Deepta & Zambelli,2017).
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In Senegal, UN Women's 3R programme has focused on: research to identify unpaid care needs of women in rural areas; integrating unpaid care solutions in local investment plans; adapting and scaling up health insurance solutions through policy dialogue with the National Health Insurance Agency and the private sector; and using these experiences to facilitate evidence-based care policy dialogues. This case study discusses the program's experience and results.
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In Senegal, UN Women is supporting municipalities in integrating women’s unpaid care needs and solutions in their Local Development Plans. UN Women developed a methodology for identifying and analysing community care needs and for developing and financing solutions to those needs. This Guidance Note documents the methodology and can be a technical resource for municipalities and local stakeholders willing to integrate care provisions into their local development plans.
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29th of June 2022, the electoral law of DRC was enacted by the CENI (National Independent Electoral Commission). Article 13 paved the way for equality in Congolese politics, with new voluntary incentive mechanisms to encourage women's political participation. Nevertheless, the law differs from the practice and women continue to represent only 10% of the National Assembly. This policy brief will offer a summary of the changes the electoral reform has brought about, and will reflect upon its evolution, achievements, and the likely challenges for the 2023 elections.
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Championing Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Uganda's Refugee Response.
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The Russia-Ukraine war has continued to cause major disruptions in global supply value chains. This has translated into increased commodity prices and cost of living, with disproportionate adverse impacts on the wellbeing of women and girls worldwide. This rapid assessment provides an analysis of the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on rural livelihoods in Tanzania with a focus on various vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls.
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As gaps remain in efforts to stem the tide of global economic crises, having fiscal policies in place to safeguard spending for women is essential. Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) can ensure a gender-equitable allocation of resources and expenditure tracking to promote gender equality. This briefing note provides information on the foundation established to determine entry points for this work, key partnerships, and plans to advance systemic financing for gender equality in the country.
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The guide has been informed by the draft global humanitarian response strategy and by some of the recommendations from the initial humanitarian response team training conducted in October and November 2020.
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This edition of our quarterly publication, aimed at keeping our esteemed readers abreast with the endeavors of UN Women Uganda, encompasses the period of October through December 2022. Within these pages, we have meticulously curated a selection of activities undertaken by our organization, as well as providing a platform for the voices of those whom we have had the privilege of serving, to be heard. We trust that the contents of this newsletter will prove to be both enlightening and informative. Enjoy the read!
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This edition of our quarterly publication, aimed at keeping our esteemed readers abreast with the endeavors of UN Women Uganda, encompasses the period of October through December 2022. Within these pages, we have meticulously curated a selection of activities undertaken by our organization, as well as providing a platform for the voices of those whom we have had the privilege of serving, to be heard. We trust that the contents of this newsletter will prove to be both enlightening and informative. Enjoy the read!
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“HOW-TO-DO” TOOLKIT for the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality SCORECARD - West and Central Africa region.
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The Project Affirmative Procurement Reform in West Africa supports women economic empowerment through policy reforms, institutional strengthening of public sector institutions and capacity building of women-owned/-led businesses to access procurement opportunities in Senegal, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali. This newsletter is distributed every six months, covering the journey of the project implementation across the most important events, outcomes, perspectives and other relevant information on gender responsive procurement.
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Drawing on an assessment of the needs of rural women in Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Malawi and Haiti, and on an ecosystem mapping and market dialogue process, these infographics illustrate the challenges that rural women face to access resilience-building services that are tailored to their needs, and provide insights into gender-responsive policy measures and innovative solutions to respond to the women’s needs and build their resilience to climate change and disasters.
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6 key recommendations for a gender-responsive social protection regime in Senegal
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Gender responsive approaches in Climate Smart Agriculture.
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Administrative data collected by governments and service providers in their day-to-day business is an increasingly important source of official statistics. In the data revolution era, administrative data provides opportunities for timely analysis and public policy development, savings on data collection, and increased efficiency and scope using available data e.g., birth and employment records.
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2021 marked the end of the latest UN Women Strategic Plan, and during the year UN Women’s West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and Country Offices/Non-Resident Agencies continued to strengthen a comprehensive set of global norms, policies, and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women; help end all forms of violence against women and girls; foster women’s economic empowerment; encourage and support women to lead; facilitate gender mainstreaming; and support women’s participation in peacebuilding and resilience efforts. Throughout the year, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact West and Central Africa, and women in the region were particularly vulnerable to the crisis.
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The policy brief aims to serve as an synthesizes and presents key findings from UN Women-led research; regional online surveys and; advocacy on. making the AfCFTA work for (young) women and (young) women-led businesses, both in the design and implementation of gender-responsive AfCFTA policy reforms and complementary measures, as well as in the soon-to-be negotiated AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade.