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Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews cover (Arabic) Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Voluntary National Reviews

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.1

This guide aims to support stakeholders in mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress made in the implementation of agenda 2030 and the...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...

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Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon cover Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.2

The presence of women in the judiciary in Lebanon has increased over the past years, with women expected to comprise the majority of judges by the end of 2019. Despite these quantitative advances...

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Through HER Eyes: Girls’ take on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) in the Arab region, 25 years later Through HER Eyes: Girls’ take on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) in the Arab region, 25 years later



This is an adolescent friendly booklet about the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It includes a summary of what is included in the Declaration and what this means for the Arab...

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Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States



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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Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model cover Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

This study presents an economic model to estimate the cost of marital violence in the Arab region. This economic model measures the costs of intimate partner violence by estimating household costs...

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Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region cover Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

The policy brief examines existing institutions in the Arab region and their role in holding various actors including the State and third parties accountable for discrimination against women in...

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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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Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake? cover Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/2

The study focuses on intimate partner violence and particularly on its economic costs. It reviews evidence-based knowledge and provides in-depth understanding of the human rights and...

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Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region cover Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/1

The present publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights...

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Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region cover Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A close analysis of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, reveals that some gender issues should be further emphasized in the...

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Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016 cover Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present policy brief analyses the impacts of conflict and climate change on gender imbalances in the Arab region. It shows how conflict and climate change fortify one another, creating a...

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Beirut Call for Action: Prioritizing women, peace and security on the Arab agenda cover Beirut Call for Action: Prioritizing women, peace and security on the Arab agenda

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/PAMPHLET.1

The Beirut Call for Action includes 15 recommendations designed to advance the women, peace and security agenda. They fall under three categories: localize the agenda; promote women’s activism in...

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Training manual to combat gender-based violence in times of peace and war

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.5

The guide is a reference that aims at empowering service providers from official institutions such as the police, the judiciary, the public prosecution, the...

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Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

The present guide sets out United Nations resolutions on women, and considers the four pillars of the women, peace and security agenda, namely prevention, protection, participation, and...

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Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/3

Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region (Beijing +20)

Although much has been achieved in recent years to advance the...

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Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States cover Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.8

The study concluded that issues pertaining to women, peace, and security were addressed through a legislative framework in the examined countries. Nevertheless, this framework lacked key...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4 Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/2



The Arab region is presently beset by armed civil conflict, one of the most profoundly devastating social phenomena in the modern world. This study examines the relationships between...

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