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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment

Gender Statistics

Governments, researchers, and people interested in knowing about the situation of women and men in Latin America and The Caribbean will find on this site all the information available for each country, disaggregated by sex, and a compared overview of the whole region.
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Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics

Asia Pacific Online Network of Women in Politics, Governance and Transformative Leadership

United Nations Development Fund for Women
All UNIFEM programmes support women’s human rights, because women suffer from the denial of these rights around the world. With women in every region turning to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a human rights tool, UNIFEM works with women’s groups and governments to map shortfalls in national implementation of the treaty, and put in place laws and policies to uphold it. read more  lea más  et aussi

Women's human rights

UNIFEM produces a variety of publications and tools that are available for free in electronic form on this website. Print copies may be for sale and are available through WomenInk; select titles can also be ordered from Kumarian Press. Requests for publications whose print versions are free of charge are handled based on availability. Each title listed in this resource directory includes information on where to order print copies.
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Budgeting for Gender Equality (2005-09)
The issue: A budget is the most comprehensive statement of a government’s social and economic plans and priorities. In tracking where the money comes from and where it goes, budgets determine who benefits from public resources, and how. Although budgets are usually perceived as gender-neutral, a set of numbers that impartially affect women and men, closer inspection reveals that this is often not the case.

Gender Implications of Globalization (With specific reference to the Asian Financial Crisis)

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

FAO -1995:
National sectoral report for Namibia - women, agriculture and rural development

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Gender Statistics
Useful links
Engendering Development. Enhancing Development Through Attention To Gender (for discussion only)
Katthy Cobb: Do Women's Economic Decisions Differ from Men's?
J. Stolz and P. La Faure, The secret scourge of African women, 1997
N. Cagaty, Trade, Gender and Poverty, 2001
M. White, Women and FTAA, 2001
UNRISD: Trade-related employment for women in industry and services in developing countries
LINKS: The OXFAM newsletter on gender
Gender                            (ELDIS)
The State of the World's Children 1999
The State of the World's Children 1999 -Press kit
Foreign Policy IN FOCUS
From The Progress of Nations 1997:
7. Women
Commentary - The intolerable status quo: Violence against women and girls
7.1 Women's League Table
7.2 Outlawing violence against women: A first step
7.3 Risk of death in childbirth can be as high as 1 in 7
7.4 A bill of rights for women, but with reservations
7.5 Help wanted: Skilled birth attendants
United Nations Development Fund for Women
Maria de la Luz Trautmann
Comercio y Género. Las políticas de liberalización y sus impactos en Chile

Estadísticas de género para América Latina
Los Gobiernos, investigadores y personas interesadas en conocer la situación de las mujeres y los hombres de América Latina y el Caribe, encontrarán en este espacio toda la información disponible, desagregada por sexo, en cada uno de los países y una visión comparada de la región.
Perfiles de país - Indicadores Regionales - Indicadores cumbre del milenio - Indicadores de Beijing - Inventario de Indicadores de Género - Información Relacionada - Unidad Mujer y Desarrollo
UNDP: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo
UNDP: Programme de Nationes Unies pour le développement
NGO Links on Beijing+10

Women's Empowerment, Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

Center for Women's Global Leadership
Calls to Action: Global Week of Action — Beijing and Beyond (1-8 March 2005)

Online Discussions @ WomenWatch
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Ten Years After Beijing — Where Do We Stand?
NGO Parallel Side Events

Network of East-West Women
Beijing+10 Listserve

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Equality Now
Words and Deeds: Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing+10 Review Process

International Women's Tribune Centre
The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international non-governmental organization established in l976 following the United Nations International Women's Year World Conference in Mexico City. With a commitment to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides communication, information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia...

OnlineWomen Bulletin 7 October 2005
From the Asia Pacific Online Network of Women in Politics, Governance, Decision-Making and Transformative Leadership

On Development Economics
The Future of Development Economics
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The Need to Rethink Development Economics
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