Resources on Gender equality

The nine case studies presented in this brochure are drawn from a longer UNFPA report entitled, "Culture Matters: Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations". It highlights the necessity of mainstreaming cultural analysis and sensitivity in development efforts addressing issues such as gender equality and equity, HIV/AIDS, female genital cutting, gender-based violence and reproductive health.

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This volume documents UNFPA's experience addressing many forms of violence against women.

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This workshop report describes a number of approaches used to date to empower women economically, including microcredit.

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This handbook provides practical points to consider when designing and implementing projects addressing violence against women.

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Including young people as meaningful partners in programmes that target them with information and services can improve their effectiveness. However, fostering meaningful youth participation remains a challenge. This resource seeks to increase the level of meaningful youth participation in programming at an institutional and programmatic level.

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This new report-on working within cultures to foster stronger progress towards achieving international development goals and advancing human rights-provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights.

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This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organizations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. As a collaborative initiative between UNFPA and the Asia-Pacific Women Faith and Development Alliance (AP-WFDA), it sought to identify examples of strategies used by faith-based organizations. The report brings together the experiences of 58 organizations collected through an online survey, supplemented by in-depth interviews conducted with selected agencies. Importantly, the survey results represent only a small proportion of the faith-based organizations addressing violence against women and girls across the region.

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This report of the global meeting on Skewed Sex Ratios at Birth: Addressing the Issue and the Way Forward, held in Viet Nam in October, provides an overview of the meeting and delves into some key trends, determinants, consequences and responses on the issue.

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This report aims to support the work of UNFPA and partners by presenting a background and rationale for engaging men and boys.

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This collaborative working paper, and the shorter technical briefing note derived from it, discuss hidden dimensions of urban poverty, and the different ways in which they impact men and women. This gender perspective supports a broader understanding of urban poverty that stretches beyond income to include domestic and care responsibilities, dependency and powerlessness. The papers explore women’s engagement in both paid work, which is often informal and subject to increasing insecurity and low earnings, and unpaid work, which results in time poverty for women. It also discusses differential access to shelter and basic services and their importance for safety, security and well-being.

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