Breaking Down Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment - OECDBreaking Down Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment - OECD

Извор: WUNRN – 02.04.2019

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

Direct Link to Full 115-Page 2019 OECD Publication


Council of Europe Adopts First-Ever International Legal Instrument To Stop Sexism

Извор: WUNRN – 29.03.2019

Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States
on preventing and combating sexism

Council of Europe Document:

States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.


Children, Migration, & Sexual & Gender-Based Violence: Alone & Unsafe

Извор: WUNRN – 25.03.2019

International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

Via SVRI – Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Direct Link to Full 28-Page 2018 IFRC Publication


A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality - For a Better Future of Work for All - ILO Report

Извор: WUNRN – 20.03.2019

Direct Link to Full 9-Page ILO 2019 Report Executive Summary

Work-Related Gender Gaps Persist But Solutions Are Clear –ILO Report

Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.


Drug Policies - Importance of Addressing Special Issues of Women

Извор: WUNRN – 16.03.2019


GENEVA (13 March 2019) – States around the world must address the specific concerns of women in drug policies, say UN human rights experts. The call by the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice came ahead of a high-level meeting on 14-15 March 2019 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs:

“States must urgently take concrete measures to meet their commitments to ensuring women’s rights in drug policies and programmes. This cannot happen if issues and concerns that are specific to women remain invisible and neglected.”

In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals, in which gender equality is a stand-alone goal as well as being incorporated in all other goals and targets, tackling the impact of drug policies on women deserves proper attention and visibility.


Political Power of Women Suffering "Serious Regression:" UN General Assembly President Warns

Извор: WUNRN – 15.03.2019

UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A high-level event on “Women in Power” was held in the General Assembly hall as part of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 12 March 2019.

12 March 2019 - There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years, UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa told delegates to the annual summit of women activists at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”.


EU - Intersecting Inequalities - Gender Equality Index 2019

Извор: WUNRN – 10.03.2019

The Gender Equality Index incorporates six core domains – work, money, knowledge, power, time and health – with two additional domains of violence and intersecting inequalities. The core domains measure gender gaps in different areas of life and form the basis of the calculation of scores for Member States, while the domain of intersecting inequalities adds further detailed understanding to gender inequality by acknowledging the diversity among women and men.


Combatting In-Work Poverty - Compendium of Promising Practices - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 20.02.2019

While employment can indeed shield those who can work from poverty, this only happens if quality work indicators are met, including a decent level of wages. EAPN members on the ground often witness the spreading of in-work poverty, that is, people experiencing poverty despite having a job. In fact, in 2017, 9.6% of the people in employment were living under the poverty threshold, corresponding to over 32 million workers at risk of poverty. In-work poverty increased by 1.1% at the EU-28 level between 2008 and 2017 (Eurostat 2018), a trend also acknowledged by the Annual Growth Survey 2019, and the Social Protection Committee Annual Report 2018.


World Employment Social Outlook: Trends 2019 - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 19.02.2019

Among the issues highlighted is the lack of progress in closing the gender gap in labour force participation. Only 48 per cent of women are in the labour force, compared to 75 per cent of men. Women also make up far more of the potential, underutilized, labour force.

Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labour markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). New data gathered for the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019  (WESO) show that a majority of the 3.3 billion people employed globally in 2018 had inadequate economic security, material well-being and equality of opportunity.



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