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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...

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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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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Women: Arab Horizon 2030 cover Women: Arab Horizon 2030

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

A review of socioeconomic trends, prevailing over the past ten years, was conducted based on the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The review analyzed each of the six targets...

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Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs cover (Arabic) Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This report examines a number of sustainable development goals, specifically Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. It tracks various development plans and...

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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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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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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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The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20 cover (Araic) The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews progress achieved in the Arab region in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, twenty years after their adoption at the Fourth World Conference...

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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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Combating Domestic Violence against Women and Girls: Policies to Empower Women in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/4

Violence against women and girls remains a global phenomenon that is not confined to any particular geographical region, race, ethnicity, society, culture, age group or socioeconomic stratum. In...

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Best Practices and Successful Experiences in Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/3

This study aims at presenting and analyzing successful experiences and good practices in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW...

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Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/1

This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/Technical Paper.1

This study reviews the economic and social status of Palestinian women, focusing on the achievement of their rights and political, social and economic development in Palestine. It concludes with...

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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/1

While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews the devastating repercussions of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian women in the period 2000-2006. It presents demographic information on the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

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Women's Movements in the Arab World cover (Arabic) Women's Movements in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ECW/2005/1

This report presents an exhaustive analytical survey of the history of women’s movements in the Arab region. It consists of two main sections, the first of which reviews the rise and development...

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