Publications on Gender equality

It’s a fact: climate change affects women and men differently. This is important information for governments across the globe as they develop policies to reduce emissions (mitigate) and cope with (adapt to) the impacts...

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Gender is an inextricable part of the HIV/AIDS equation. Young women are disproportionately vulnerable to infection; elderly women and young girls are disproportionately affected by the burden of care-giving in the...

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In the HIV/AIDS epidemic,gender – defined as the array of societal beliefs,norms, customs and practices that define ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ attributes andbehaviours – plays an integral role in determining an...

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The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme "Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change” was developed in 2007 to protect girls and women by accelerating abandonment of FGM/C and providing care for its consequences....

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This e-publication highlights the results of a survey of women clients of microfinance institutions in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a special focus on the effects of the social services provided...

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After more than a decade and a half, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development remains a visionary, holistic and pragmatic blueprint for countries seeking to address many of...

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This document presents a UNFPA's Strategic Framework on Gender Mainstreaming and the Empowerment of Women. It reflect lessons learned from a 2008-2009 Capacity Assessment exercise, as well as the need for an increased...

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This toolkit presents conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and health. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health,...

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Commissioned by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), this colorful book examines the progress made in implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

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This annual report  summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. 

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