El informe de investigación Kuña ha yvy. Desigualdades de género en el acceso de la tierra en Paraguay, realizado por Arantxa Guereña (España) a pedido de ONU Mujeres y Oxfam Paraguay, expone las principales brechas que afectan a mujeres rurales, campesinas e indígenas cuando buscan acceder a la tierra y a otros recursos productivos. More
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Friday, June 28, 2019
Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual stories of impact, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) annual report presents main aggregated results achieved by its 25 active projects. It highlights the process and outcomes of its fourth grant-making cycle, 2018–2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. The report also features FGE’s South-South and triangular cooperation strategy, a few impact news from past projects, and two grantee partners’ op-eds.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
On this occasion, both MESECVI and UN Women intend to provide the region with a model law on femicide/feminicide to address the most serious women´s human rights violation. To do so, we will first analyze the existing legislation, provoking debate and improvement in cases where it is required.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
What progress has the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean made in relation to the enactment of legislation and the development of national policies and / or plans to address violence against women between 2013 and 2016? The findings of the study constitute a tool of high technical and political value for States to meet the goal of eradicating violence against women.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the re- gions of the world with the highest exposure to disasters, with the Caribbean facing increased risks given its geography. This combines with the region’s high vulnerability to climate change.. The high rates of violence in the region are equally alarming, with women and girls being the most frequent victims. Humanitarian crises, regardless of the cause, affect women, men, girls and boys differently. Women and girls are the most vulnerable to suffering the nega- tive effects of humanitarian crises. For this reason, one essential requirement for effective humanitar- ian response is that the specific and differentiated needs of the population be considered, including women’s and girls’. Women and girls are also agents of change and can play a critical role in community resilience.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The document has been elaborated by Victoria Díaz García, Specialist on Norms, Policies and Standards on women's rights and gender equality at UN Women’s Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean in Panama, and Amanda Tamayo Olea, Intern of M.A. on International Cooperation Development Policies of the University of Málaga.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
This strategy intends to guide the work on afro descendant women carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its purpose is twofold. On the one hand, it intends to support the work of UN Women LAC in the implementation of and follow up to normative processes specifically relatedto afro descendent women. Some of these are the International Decade on Afro Descendent People, as well as those related to women’s human rights and women’s empowerment (CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, Montevideo Consensus, among others). On the other hand, the strategy intends to inform the achievement of competency within UN Women LAC programmatic work to strategically prioritize afro descendant women in relevant programmatic and coordination initiatives and support programmatic expansion in all areas of work. The end goal is to prioritize the work with women of African descent as part of UN Women normative, programmatic and coordination work so as to support them in fulfilling their rights.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Analysis and compilation of the General Recommendations and Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, on the rights of Rural Women
Friday, October 20, 2017
Analysis and compilation of General Recommendations and Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, on the CSW 62 review theme
Friday, June 23, 2017
We have entered the exciting era of the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda comes together with a follow-up and review mechanism to ensure the Sustainable Develop- ment Goals (SDGs) are systematically monitored and reviewed to help countries implementing the 2030 Agenda to ensure “No one is left behind”. The UN General Assembly underlined the importance of evalua- tion within the transformative 2030 Agenda calling for: (a) the review and...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
This strategy intends to guide the work on afro descendant women carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.The end goal is to prioritize the work with women of African descent as part of UN Women normative, programmatic and coordination work so as to support them in fulfilling their rights.
Friday, May 19, 2017
UN Women's youth and gender equality strategy: Empowered young women and young men as partners in achieving gender equality.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The 17 SDGs and its 169 targets will complement what remained to be achieved under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): realizing the human rights of all, including the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This global commitment moves further the frontiers of social justice, inclusion and human rights. Over the next few years, until 2030, areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet grouped together in the so-called “5 P” will be mobilized, as central spheres that structure the Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Properity, Peace and Partnerships.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Summary Preventing setbacks, overcoming obstacles and advancing the economic empowerment of all women. Latin America and the Caribbean stand at a significant juncture for achieving women’s economic empowerment. Following a period of prosperity, social progress and democratic deepening, many countries are experiencing economic slowdown or even recession, social polarization, distrust in government and, in some cases, political crises. External factors further contribute to the...
Friday, September 30, 2016
In 2015, the regional inter-agency group on gender equality and women's empowerment developed an inter-agency flagship initiative on "ending child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)", approved by the Regional Directors of the UN Development Group for LAC in April 2015. The objective of the initiative is to promote changes in legislation to eliminate all legal exceptions to the minimum age for marriage in countries where the legislation is not...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
As in other regions in the world, violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a serious health and human rights issue in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As the magnitude of VAWG has become clearer, national and international institutions have initially focused on protecting victims of VAWG and punishing aggressors with laws, policies, guidelines, and programs.
Friday, June 17, 2016
For years, in light of extreme deficiencies in women’s participation and representation in public life and politics, the focus to promote women’s participation has been on increasing their presence.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This publication is a mapping of Dominican Republic’s security and social programs, with a gender analysis, that uses the Basic Social Protection Floor, established by the United Nations, as a reference.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The document "Monitoring Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean," contains the global technical proposal of indicators to monitor gender equality and the empowerment of women in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and also develops a list of Force indicators for the region in two areas: 1) the economic empowerment of women, from its connection with the use of time and domestic work and unpaid care, and 2) violence against women and girls.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The UN Women Americas and the Caribbean - Results Achieved in 2014 report, aims to highlight some of the key results from 2014 and provide a snapshot of UN Women´s contributions towards achieving full equality and human rights for all women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. Its main objective is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation...