Public Good or Private Wealth - Gap Between Rich & Poor, Between Women & Men

Извор: WUNRN – 24.01.2019

In its “Public Good or Private Wealth” Report, Oxfam noted that the 26 richest billionaires on Earth now own as much wealth as the poorest 3.8 billion humans combined—half the global population……” Women suffer the most, and are left to fill the gaps in public services with many hours of unpaid care.”

Direct Link to Full 106-Page 2019 Oxfam Report

https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/research-publications/public-good-or-private-wealth/

Universal health, education and other public services reduce the gap between rich and poor, and between women and men. Fairer taxation of the wealthiest can help pay for them.

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Limiting Women in the Workplace Is Costing $ Trillions

Извор: WUNRN – 23.01.2019

Katja Iversen, CEO/President, Women Deliver

Countries are missing out on a smart and simple solution, with a massive return on investment: Women.

21 January 2017 - In an era of rapidly changing economies – clean energy, cryptocurrencies, and emerging markets – countries are missing out on a smart and simple solution, with a massive return on investment: Women.

This missed opportunity is costing us. The World Bank estimates that nations leave $160 trillion on the table by keeping women from fully participating in national economies.

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The Future of Work - Human-Centered - Universal Labour Guarantee - Gender Equality +

Извор: WUNRN – 22.01.2019

22 January 2019 - A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

Among the 10 recommendations are:

  • A universal labour guarantee that protects fundamental workers’ rights, an adequate living wage, limits on hours of work and safe and healthy workplaces.

  • Guaranteed social protection from birth to old age that supports people’s needs over the life cycle.

  • A universal entitlement to lifelong learning that enables people to skill, reskill and upskill.

  • Managing technological change to boost decent work, including an international governance system for digital labour platforms.

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Universal Health Coverage, Gender Equality & Social Protection: A Health Systems Approach

Извор: WUNRN – 21.09.2019

Authors: Gita Sen, Veloshnee Govender and Salma El-Gamal - Publisher: UN Women - Date: December, 2018

This paper is one of two background papers commissioned by UN Women for CSW 63 (March, 2019) on “Social Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls”. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a key component of social protection as defined by the ILO. Based on an analysis of country experiences, the paper asks whether UHC policies have led to reduced gender inequalities. Examples are given of UHC reforms that have paid explicit attention to gender and inequalities in design and implementation.

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Human Rights Watch 2019 Report - Country Reviews - Gender +

Извор: WUNRN – 19.01.2019

Direct Link to Full 346-Page 2019 Human Rights Watch Report

INCLUDES INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY REPORTS

Essays

You Should Be Worrying about the Woman Shortage

Social Media’s Moral Reckoning

Changing the Terms of Engagement with Silicon Valley

As China’s Grip Tightens, Global Institutions Gasp

Limiting Beijing’s Influence Over Accountability and Justice

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Ending Violence Against Women - Facts & Figures

Извор: WUNRN – 07.01.2019

Various Forms of Violence

  • It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Evidence shows that women who have experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence report higher rates of depression, having an abortion and acquiring HIV, compared to women who have not [1].

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Critical Role of Civil Society in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Извор: WUNRN – 29.12.2018

OSCE – Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe

Arguing that the inclusion of civil society is essential for the implementation of any viable strategy to combat human trafficking, this publication can serve as an additional tool to assist the OSCE participating States strengthen their responses to trafficking in human beings, especially in the area of partnerships as a fundamental component of an effective anti-trafficking system.

Direct Link to Full 64-Page 2018 Publication

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Child Mortality - Levels & Trends - 2018 Report

Извор: WUNRN – 25.12.2018

This report is the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 2018 estimates on child mortality among children under age 5 and children aged 5-14. Despite progress over the past two decades, in 2017 alone, an estimated 6.3 million children and young adolescents died, mostly from preventable causes. Globally, the majority of child and young adolescent deaths occur at the youngest ages, with the risk of dying highest in the first month of life.

While the chances of survival have increased for all age groups since 2000, progress was uneven.

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Attacks Against Women Health Workers Show How Workplace Violence Hurts Us All

Извор: WUNRN – 23.12.2018

Nurses and caregivers join a national strike in Auckland, New Zealand - Photo: Flickr/Simon Oosterman. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Some rights reserved.

Violence in the health sector, where a majority of workers are women, accounts for a quarter of assaults at work – impacting societies at large.

The worldwide #MeToo movement has revealed how sexual harassment and assault are part of most women’s professional lives. However, we must not overlook other forms of violence that women suffer at work – and how this affects society at large.

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Australia - National Survey on Sexual Harassment in Workplaces - Widespread & Increased

Извор: WUNRN – 17.12.2018

Australia Human Rights Commission

The Australia Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, has released findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report Everyone’s Business: Fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, confirming that workplace sexual harassment in Australia is widespread, pervasive and has increased significantly in the last six years. Jenkins said, “One in three people surveyed told us they have experienced been sexually harassed at work in the last five years…

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