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Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward cover Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.5

The present paper focuses on intersectionality as an analytical approach and calls for a multidimensional understanding of gender in the Arab region, positing that this produces a more...

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Policy Brief Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region: Potential role of national women’s machineries cover Policy Brief Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region: Potential role of national women’s machineries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/BRIEF.3

The policy brief introduces the concept of ‘transitional justice’ and its key mechanisms that may influence post-conflict reconstruction or political transition. It argues that gendered concerns...

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Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region cover Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/5

The “Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region” was completed in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Arab States Regional...

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The Impact of Conflict on Child Marriage and Adolescent Fertility cover The Impact of Conflict on Child Marriage and Adolescent Fertility

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2019/2

It is universally agreed that child marriage is a core development and human rights issue, as it hinders the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable...

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Linkages between United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Other International Frameworks and Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women’s Rights cover (Arabic) Linkages between United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and Other International Frameworks and Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.8

The Policy Brief presents synergies at the substantive and procedural levels between the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and three other...

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Strengthening Women's Political Participation Women Running for Elected Office in Iraq: Needs and Challenges cover Strengthening Women's Political Participation Women Running for Elected Office in Iraq: Needs and Challenges

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/INF.4

With support from the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and technical assistance from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Iraq...

Arab Report on the Periodic Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 Years cover Arab Report on the Periodic Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 Years

E/ESCWA/2019/BEIJING+25/REPORT

This document provides a summary of the synthesis Arab report on the periodic review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years. The aforementioned report reviews the...

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Arab Gender Lens 2019 Pocketbook: A Statistical Portrait of the Western Asia Region Arab Gender Lens 2019 Pocketbook: A Statistical Portrait of the Western Asia Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/TP.1

The “Arab Gender Lens 2019 pocketbook” provides a statistical portrait of the 18 member States of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) through key gender indicators on...

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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries cover Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/2

The Rethinking Inequality in Arab States report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health,...

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Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region cover Guidelines to Estimate the Economic Cost of Domestic Violence in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.3

These guidelines are intended for government officials, programme managers and researchers looking to estimate the costs of domestic violence in the Arab region. They...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls (July 2016 - June 2018) cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls (July 2016 - June 2018)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.2

The report covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018, which was characterized by major developments in the security and political situation in the occupied Palestinian territory. The...

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Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region cover Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/INF.1

This brochure describes the process followed to develop the Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment in National Institutions in the Arab region in view of strengthening their...

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Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women cover Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/Brief.1

The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...

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Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine cover (Arabic) Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.1

The presence of women in the judiciary in the State of Palestine has increased over the past years, with women now comprising almost 18 per cent of Palestinian judges. The State of Palestine is...

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The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region cover The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.2

As of 2018, six Arab States have implemented stand-alone violence against women laws, with other States having draft legislation underway. Such legislation may outline social, legal and/or...

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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region cover Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region



The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United...

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Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at the Level of National Institutions: Technical Notes cover (Arabic) Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at the Level of National Institutions: Technical Notes

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.8

This publication provides necessary technical information and guidance on the implementation of an accountability framework for mainstreaming gender equality in the organizational practices,...

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Policy Brief on Arab Women’s Economic Empowerment cover Policy Brief on Arab Women’s Economic Empowerment

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/Technical Paper.6

This policy brief presents several strategies that could be applied in the Arab region to advance women’s economic participation. In the Arab region, social, economic and political factors...

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The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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