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The National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay: An opportunity for the economic empowerment of women

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This publication is a study on the National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay that allows analyzing the advances in care policies in the country from a gender equality perspective.

Strategic note of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean 2019 - 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019

This document contains the six strategic priorities of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, for the period 2019-2021. It details the key functions and collaborative advantages of the Regional Office, as well as a section on partnerships and social mobilization.

Regional Evaluation of Access to Justice as a Prevention Mechanism to End Violence Against Women 2011-2015

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The main purpose of this regional evaluation is to document the work carried out by UN Women to increase and facilitate access to justice for women who have been victims of violence ¡ and put an end to impunity in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as analysing their achievements and outcomes and identifying lessons learned that can serve as the basis to design a regional programme on the subject.

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2018-2019

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.

Analysis of Femicide Legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

Policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

UN Women in Crisis and Emergency Contexts in Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

General Recommendations and Concluding Observations on HIV/AIDS

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.

Strategy on Prioritizing Women of African Descent in UN Women’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 2016-2018

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.

Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

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

Participation and access of women to the media and information and communication technologies, as well as their impact and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of 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

Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals

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...

Strategy on Prioritizing Women of African Descent in UN Women’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 2016-2018

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.

Youth LEAP into gender equality

Friday, May 19, 2017

UN Women's youth and gender equality strategy: Empowered young women and young men as partners in achieving gender equality.

Commitments and Roadmap for a Planet 5050 by 2030

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.

Progress of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

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...

Successful experiences and lessons learned from Latin America and the Caribbean

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...

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

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.

Regulatory Framework to Consolidate Parity Demoracy

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.

Mapping and Analysis of Gender Programs, Social Protection, and Social Security System in Dominican Republic

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.

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