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This document addresses the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on women, particularly considering they are not included equally in the financial sector. It highlights how women’s levels of financial inclusion in the region were, and continue to be, a vulnerability factor that is hindering their economic autonomy and the post-COVID-19 recovery.
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The Country Portfolio Evaluation of UN Women Brazil provides a systematic assessment of the organization's normative, coordination and programmatic contribution to development results related to gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country level over the 2017-2022 period.
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The Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022 presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. The report shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. COVID-19 and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality. Violence against women remains high; global health, climate and humanitarian crises have further increased risks of violence, especially for the most vulnerable women and girls; and women feel more unsafe than they did before the pandemic.
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The structural inequalities derived from the multiple interlinked crises, which exacerbate the limitations to women's autonomy, require legislative responses and transformative public policies to effectively move towards a care society, the conclusions of this document were highlighted.
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This document has the objective of contributing to the debate by identifying concrete ways of financing Care Systems. It addresses questions such as: what type of systems need to be financed, the aspects related to the dynamics of financing, and the characteristics of the financing models for care policies that have emerged from the comparative experience. It also proposes a possible sequence to establish a strategy to support its financing and develops a proposal for a specific mechanism: the Solidarity Care Funds.
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Second Chance programs and schools consider different levels of approach, since it is understood that, although the ideal is that no student leaves school before graduating, for those who are outside the system, it is necessary to offer options that allow them to reintegrate and have equal opportunities.
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The Policy Brief "Public procurement with a gender perspective. Achievements and challenges in Latin America to energize women-led enterprises as an engine for post-COVID-19 recovery" identifies the main barriers that women face when competing in public tenders and collects some examples of good practices to operationalize the inclusion of women in public procurement and contracting in LAC. It also offers recommendations for harnessing the power of government procurement as an opportunity to respond to the economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on women and to advocate for sustainable recovery.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.
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This year’s regular resources report analyses how UN Women mobilized its core contributions in 2019 to fulfil its normative, coordination, and operational activities mandate, in order to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Through the presentation of tangible results, this report presents case studies at the global, regional, and country levels to showcase the impact that regular resources have in the countries where UN Women is present.
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This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.
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In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. This Guide has been elaborated with the intent of integrating gender equality, human rights and interculturality approaches into the UN Women evaluation cycle. It is a practical tool for those who undertake, manage and/or use evaluations.
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The strategic guide: "Political empowerment of women: framework for strategic action in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2017)", provides a framework for action identified in five strategic objectives, to move towards parity democracy and empowerment of women. These are: promoting parity democracy through affirmative action; the integration of a gender perspective in policies, actions and institutions; strengthening women's leadership through training and the creation of women's networks; encouraging substantive equality in political parties; and elimination of discrimination and gender stereotypes in all areas.