Leave No One Behind
This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016
Drawing on promising experiences from around the world, this United Nations report proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors— including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.
The World Survey on
the Role of Women in
As the global community grapples with the challenges of sustainable development and the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations’ 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development asserts the central role of gender equality.
A User’s Guide to Measuring Gender-Sensitive Basic
This Guide is produced as part of a UNIFEM, UNDP and Gender at Work initiative called Gender and Democratic Governance in Development. It aims to improve the governance of basic services provision to women.
Gender Inequality Index
The United Nations Development Programme’s GII measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development—reproductive health measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment, measured by proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and proportion of adult females and males aged 25 years and older with at least some secondary education; and economic status expressed as labour market participation and measured by labour force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older.