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Rapid Gender Analysis: Haiti 14 august 2021 Earthquake

Monday, September 13, 2021

UN Women and CARE, under the leadership of the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women's Rights (MCFDF) and in coordination with the Department of Civil Protection (DGPC) launched the Rapid Gender Analysis, designed to rapidly evaluate the impact of the earthquake of August 2021 on women, men, girls and boys, including persons in a situation of vulnerability, in order to guide the current humanitarian response in Haiti in the short term, as well as recovery efforts in the medium and long...

Catalysing Equality: How Venture Capital, Private Equity Fund Managers and Impact Investors are applying a gender lens in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Through this report, we hope to create a baseline for gender lens investing (GLI) practices in the region and promising approaches that will increase the uptake of strategies across the investing ecosystem in LAC. To that end, the report aims to characterize gender lens activity in the LAC region; shine an exemplary light on GLI practices for investors in the region to learn from and follow; and provide recommendations for a framework that field builders could utilize going forward to assess funds on the extent to which they have integrated GLI practices.

Progress and Challenges in Legal Frameworks for Women’s Economic Autonomy and Empowerment in Ibero-America

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The report presents a detailed analysis of the current legislation on women's economic autonomy and empowerment in each of the 22 Ibero-American

Framework for women's economic empowerment of the MELYT (Mujeres, Economía local y Territorios). A practical model for women's economic empowerment for dynamic and sustainable territories in the COVID-19 recovery

Thursday, July 1, 2021

This working paper provides a framework for women’s economic empowerment, which draws on lessons learned, key strategic documents, and expertise generated by the implementation of the MELYT Programme focusing on women, the local economy, and dynamic territories in the Trifinio area2 of Central America

Investment with a Gender Lens in Europe

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Investing in and with women leads to stronger economic growth, both more sustainable and inclusive. But, unfortunately, in Europe, regardless of the commitment from European institutions to promote gender equality, there is still a gender unequal representation of women in the financial environment. This report aims at creating a diagnostical mapping of investment and finance initiatives with a gender lens and/or positive impact on gender equality in Europe. Our objective is to identify the...

Gender Impact Investment in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: Situation Analysis, Initiatives and Innovative Practices

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This study diagnostic has collected and analyzed relevant information about the status of enterprises with gender lenses, the state of innovative investment mechanisms (in particular the gender ones) and the initiatives launched in this area. The ultimate objective is to use the main findings as references for the design of an innovative financing gender focus initiative led by UN Women. The potential for gender impact investment shown by companies in the region has been demonstrated in all...

Gender Impact Investment in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: Situation Alysis, initiatives and Innovate Practices

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This study diagnostic has collected and analyzed relevant information about the status of enterprises with gender lenses, the state of innovative investment mechanisms (in particular the gender ones) and the initiatives launched in this area. The ultimate objective is to use the main findings as references for the design of an innovative financing gender focus initiative led by UN Women. The potential for gender impact investment shown by companies in the region has been demonstrated in all...

Advertising and stereotypes: a high risk relationship

Monday, June 14, 2021

Conducted within the scope of the “Win-Win: Gender equality means good business” programme, which is implemented by UN Women together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU), this research aims to know the impact of sexist advertising on brand positioning.

Guiding Principles for Promoting Investment With Gender Lenses

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Investors for Equality initiative is a platform for dialogue between actors in the innovative investment ecosystem to work together to promote innovative financing and mobilize gender-responsive investments, with the aim of contributing to gender equality and women's empowerment. To be part of it, companies and organizations must commit to the Guiding Principles for the promotion of gender-sensitive investments. This document compiles the six principles for promoting gender equality...

Guiding Principles to Promote Innovative Financing and Investments with a Gender Lens

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Investors for Equality initiative is a platform for dialogue between actors in the innovative investment ecosystem to work together to promote innovative financing and mobilize gender-responsive investments, with the aim of contributing to gender equality and women's empowerment. To be part of it, companies and organizations must commit to the Guiding Principles for the promotion of gender-sensitive investments. This document compiles the six principles for promoting gender equality...

Towards parity and inclusive participation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Regional overview and contributions to CSW65

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

This document was prepared for the Special Session of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Regional Consultation prior to the Sixty-fith Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) to be held virtually on February 24 and 25, 2021 in the framework of the Sixtieth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lessons from UN Women evaluations in the Americas and Caribbean

Thursday, January 14, 2021

UN Women conducts decentralized evaluations for acountability, learning and decision-making purposes. This series of four briefs aims to facilitate the strategic use of evidence generated through such evaluation work in the Latin America and Caribbean region. A meta-synthesis was conducted of 20 evaluation reports carried out from 2015-2020 in the region across four key programmatic areas of UN Women: (1) women's economic empowerment; (2) governance and political participation; (3) women, peace...

Standards for the protection of the human rights of women: Necessary tools for the defence of women’s political participation

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Developed by UN Women, CIM and MESECVI, this practical legal guide brings together a systematic and analytical compilation of 130 judgments, decisions, and resolutions in paradigmatic cases, so that both civil society and public institutions -legislative, executive, and judicial- can count with tools for the cross-cutting application of the protection standards in force in International Human Rights Law, related to cases of gender-based violence against women. Violence against women in politics is included. (Note: The blurb should be a tiny, jargon-free description of the publication (ma

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

This document compiles and analyses the main experiences and initiatives implemented to promote the participation of women and girls in the STEM sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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.

Care in Latin America and the Caribbean During the COVID-19: Towards Comprehensive Systems to Strengthen Response and Recovery

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This document substantiates the importance of care work for societies, defines the care sector’s current condition in Latin America and the Caribbean and describes the impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the contingency measures that have been implemented in various countries in the region to address the crisis. The document concludes with a series of policy recommendations to address the care crisis as a way out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Building back better requires transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean

Domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Policy Brief "Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Crisis", prepared jointly by UN Women, ILO and ECLAC, illustrates the situation of special vulnerability faced by domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the impacts of the current crisis caused by COVID-19. It also describes the measures promoted by social actors and institutions in the countries of the region and makes visible how much can still be done to guarantee the labor rights of domestic workers.

COVID-19, Women, Girls and Sport: Build Back Better

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas - Leadership, Gender-Based Violence, Economic Opportunities, Media Participation and Representation, and Girls Participation in Sport - and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.

Regular resources report 2019: Forging Generation Equality now and in the future

Friday, June 19, 2020

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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