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The Nigerian Legislature's Role in Advancing Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This Guide is a useful document which provides direction to the Nigerian Legislature on their role in promoting the inclusion of women in decision-making, and in supporting the UNSCR 1325 agenda.

RAPID GENDER ANALYSIS: NORTH EAST NIGERIA

Friday, September 4, 2020

The ongoing crisis in Nigeria's North East region, compounded by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left internally displaced persons even more vulnerable. 54% of the internal displaed population is female. The Rapid Gender Assessment undertaken by UN Women in collaboration with CARE International and Oxfam examines the gender-related impact of COVID-19 on women, men, girls and boys to inform the intervention response for the North-East.

Mapping and Analysis of the Laws of The Gambia From a Gender Perspective: Towards Reversing Discrimination in Law

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In 2019, the Government of The Gambia initiated a a mapping and analysis of its national laws from a gender perspective. The process formed a critical component of its democratic and transitional justice and legislative reforms.  The analysis reviews the 1997 Constitution, statutes and corresponding legislative and legal instruments in the form of regulations, orders, guidelines, directives as well as case law.  The review was guided primarily by the Convention on the...

Policy Brief 2019 Further Analysis of Findings on Violence Against Women From the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

VAW is recognized as both a cause and consequence of gender inequality, and is a major obstacle to women and girls’ enjoyment of human rights and their full participation in society and the economy. The findings of the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey show that more than 1 out of 4 (26%) women age 14-59 experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 in Ethiopia.

Further Analysis of Findings on Violence Against Women From the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

In 2016, the fourth Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) was conducted at the request of the government, in particular the Ministry of Health and was implemented by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA); this 2016 EDHS included a VAW module for the first time in the history of EDHS at the request of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs.

MAPPING AND ASSESSING THE GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS OF PEACE INFRASTRUCTURES IN LIBERIA

Monday, July 27, 2020

The overall objective of the study was to conduct a mapping exercise of existing peace infrastructures in targeted five counties of Liberia and research their gender responsiveness. The research also assessed the mechanisms of coordination and intersection between the Palava Huts and the Peace Huts and other decentralized peace infrastructures, which should inform the implementation of the recommendations put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Gender and Aid Effectiveness Manual

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The gender and aid effectiveness manual is a component of the Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Programme of UN Women in partnership with MoF and Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MoWCY). The programme aims to ensure equitable distribution of international financing to address gender inequality and empowerment of women as part of the efforts to ensure gender responsive national planning and budgeting system. The objectives of this Manual are to contribute...

TRANSFORMATIVE POLICY SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT WOMEN LED BUSINESSES IN AFRICA IN A POST COVID 19 WORLD

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Amidst COVID-19, Women-led businesses across Africa have significantly been impacted. UN Women, ImpactHer conducted a survey with women SME owners across 30 African countries which revealed that most women-led SMEs are at risk of permanent business shutdown as a result of the pandemic.

Brief Gender Responsive Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in WCAR

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) has now spread to all the 25 countries in West and Central Africa (WCA). This rapid evolution of COVID-19 in Africa is deeply worrisome. The coronavirus is a threat to the world and to all countries of our region, many of whom just recovered from the Ebola pandemic (such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia). The region was already fragilized by conflict, violent extremism, and a very alarming humanitarian situation. The pandemic risks to be graver in refugee camps and IDPs camps in conflict or post-conflict areas.

PRELIMINARY, ENABLING & ESSENTIAL VARIABLES OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUCCESS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The publication innovates "The Matrix of Her Success", a case study of UN Women's Economic Empowerment successes in Mali. It delineates the supremacy of the personality of the businesswoman, Mme Sirébara over all other factors. the personality is classified as the essential factor, the "Unbeatable desire to succeed, opportunity readiness" which generates "sustainability potentials as both causal & enabling variables of business". Unique testimony to the unique potentials of UN Women flagships deployed within a public-private-partnership.

UN Women Ethiopia: Changing the lives of women and girls

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The publication presents UN Women Ethiopia key results on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE). It highlights thevaluable collaboration with government institutions, development partners, regional organisations, UN Agencies and CSOs as key approach for GEWE’s accomplishments.

UN Women ESARO Evaluation knowledge products series 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

The ten knowledge products provide practical, evidence-based guidance for UN Women staff in various programming areas and organizational priorities such as Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Violence against Women, Women Economic Empowerment, Resource Based Management (RBM), Resource Mobilization, Partnerships, Women in Humanitarian Action among others.

Policy Brief: Gender and Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia-Rapid Assessment

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The brief provides policy recommendations on how agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia may be more gender responsive. it also informs the agricultural mechanization policy currently under development in the country by adding value to the process through introduction of gender responsiveness approach.

POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Ethiopia

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must be viewed with a gendered lens to protect women and girls and address the increase in VAWG during this pandemic. In Ethiopia, this can be accomplished with accelerated and concerted efforts of the Government and the United Nations, in partnership with other development agencies and national civil society organizations. This Policy brief presents overview of the increased in GBV in Ethiopia and give recommendations on measures to be taken to address the issue.

Guidance Note for conducting Qualitative Research during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The guidelines focus on qualitative research methods with specific reference to gender related research and the adjustments that will be needed if qualitative research methods are used to collect data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines for conducting Qualitative Research during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The guidance notes are a shortened version of the Guidelines for conducting Qualitative Rsearch durign COVID-19. The guidance notes focus on qualitative research methods with specific reference to gender related research and the adjustments that will be needed if qualitative research methods are used to collect data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASSESSMENT OF THE EXISTING INITIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE CASES

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Even though Liberia has made progresses in guaranteeing equality between men and women through legislation and polices, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is still widely acknowledged to affect women and girls in schools, communities, homes and workplaces.

THE WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The purpose of this note is to make proposals which constitute avenues for reflection which will allow the various actors to proactively adopt approaches sensitive to gender and conflict and making it possible to combine the fight against COVID-19 and the fight for peace.

NATIONAL PEACE HUT WOMEN OF LIBERIA - AN ACCOUNT OF SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UN WOMEN (2009-2018)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Founded in 2004, the National Peace Huts Women of Liberia helped women and former child soldiers to become agents of change in their communities following the country’s civil war. The Peace Huts provide space for women’s voices to be heard on peace-building, security, rule of law, and political and economic issues.

LIBERIA'S SECOND PHASE OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This New Generation of the NAP on WPS focuses on five pillars for implementation (1) Prevention, (2) Protection, (3) Participation, (4) Relief and Recovery (5) Coordination and Accountability.

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