المرأة العربية، الثقافة والعلوم
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Mapping of Gender and Development Initiatives in Lebanon : final report

This study is the subject of a contract signed between United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Consultation and Research Institute (CRI) on the 4th of August 2005. The main objective of this contract is to conduct a mapping of gender and development initiative in Lebanon. The assignment’s original deadline was November 15, 2005; however, due to the arousal of certain limitations, the deadline was extended, and verified by UNDP, till the 29th of December 2005. As per the terms of reference, the specific tasks to be undertaken by the consultant are the following: Identify and map significant existing interventions targeting gender and development in Lebanon Develop an analysis and categorisation for these initiatives Identify and map significant actors and stakeholders on Gender and Development in Lebanon Analyse linkages with the broader context Analyse interventions based on a critical review of earlier initiatives Elaborate a strategy into for UNDP intervention to support the gender and development in the national context.

Gender equality in public administration

This document presents a report on gender equality in public administration. This report was prepared as part of the first phase of a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global initiative on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA). The report builds on findings from thirteen case studies also prepared as part of this initiative, and on consultations, interviews, literature and desk reviews. Substantive comments and inputs were received from UNDP colleagues in regional bureaus, country offices and regional service centres. In addition, the publication benefited from the valuable insights, advice and support provided by representatives of national and subnational governments, academia, members of nongovernmental

Gender equality in public administration-project brief

This document presents the project brief of the gender equality in public administration report. This report was prepared as part of the first phase of a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global initiative on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA). The report builds on findings from thirteen case studies also prepared as part of this initiative, and on consultations, interviews, literature and desk reviews. Substantive comments and inputs were received from UNDP colleagues in regional bureaus, country offices and regional service centres. In addition, the publication benefited from the valuable insights, advice and support provided by representatives of national and subnational governments, academia, members of nongovernmental organizations and women’s networks and caucuses who have been contacted in relation to the GEPA case studies and report.

National Strategy for Women in Lebanon 2011-2021: National Action Plan (2017-2019)

The National Action Plan (NAP) 2017-2019 goal is to implement the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon, to identify the goals and directions that the governmental, civil, and academic bodies involved in women’s issues aspire for in the coming three years. This plan comes after, a first National Action Plan for the years 2013-2016 following the th2021, on the 12-r Women in Lebanon 2011cabinet’s initial approval of the National Strategy foof June, 2012. During the 2013-2016 period, and with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and in cooperation with its different partners of the governmental and civil sectors, the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) monitored the work and activities implemented in Lebanon with the purpose to achieve these objectives. The new action plan is the product of collective efforts put by all the partners involved in women’s rights, with the support of the UNFPA. For the coming three years, this plan that was endorsed by NGOSs, INGOs, syndicates, academic bodies, will constitute an implementation tool facilitating the translation of citizens’ aspirations for equality into actions.

Opening Doors Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Since the early 1990s, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region have made admirable progress in reducing the gap between girls and boys in areas such as access to education and health care. Indeed, almost all young girls in the Region attend school, and more women than men are enrolled in university. Over the past two decades, maternal mortality declined 60 percent, the largest decrease in the world. Women in MENA are more educated than ever before. It is not only in the protest squares that have seen women whose aspirations are changing rapidly but increasingly unmet. The worldwide average for the participation of women in the workforce is approximately 50 percent. In MENA, their participation is half that at 25 percent. Facing popular pressure to be more open and inclusive, some governments in the region are considering and implementing electoral and constitutional reforms to deepen democracy. These reforms present an opportunity to enhance economic, social, and political inclusion for all, including women, who make up half the population. However, the outlook remains uncertain. Finally, there are limited private sector and entrepreneurial prospects not only for jobs but also for those women who aspire to create and run a business. These constraints present multiple challenges for reform. Each country in MENA will, of course, confront these constraints in different contexts. However, inherent in many of these challenges are rich opportunities as reforms unleash new economic actors. For the private sector, the challenge is to create more jobs for young women and men. The World Bank has been pursuing an exciting pilot program in Jordan to assist young women graduates in preparing to face the work environment.

The Future of Jobs and Skills in the Middle East and North Africa, Preparing the Region for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This Executive Briefing – which draws on the insight and project work of the Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Education, Gender and Work – finds that it is imperative for the Middle East and North Africa to make adequate investments in education that will hold value in the labor market and prepare citizens for the future. It aims to serve as a practical guide for leaders from business, government, civil society and the education sector to plan for the needs of the future. It is also a call to action for changes that will help young people harness new opportunities.

Towards gender equality and female empowerment in Lebanon : a gender analysis toolkit for implementing mechanisms

The Toolkit is meant to serve as a starting point, to stimulate the analytic process by helping the user identify and think through what gender issues might be involved with a problem and what interventions might be needed. The Toolkit provides guidance for promoting gender equality and female empowerment and complying with USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 205 on Integrating Gender and Female Equality in the USAID Program Cycle,6 which identifies the specific expectations for IPs. The material in this Toolkit is adapted from and modelled after the 2012 USAID Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia: A Toolkit for Gender Analysis, and also follows ADS 205 guidance.7 For the Lebanese context, publications, academic literature, statistical databases, and analytic reports were reviewed. Information about gender issues in specific sectors was drawn from the 2012 USAID/Lebanon gender assessment.8 In addition, other international development agencies’ materials and guidance on gender analysis were reviewed.

Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions – Social Policy Brief 8

This policy brief unveils the underlying causes and consequences of young women’s unemployment in the region and warns that the inability of young women to reach into the labour market, would not only affect their potential income, but may also expose them to poverty. From an economic perspective, it is estimated that the opportunity cost of the unemployment crisis of young women amounts to $50 billion annually. The brief draws examples from several Arab countries on the poor transition of young women from school-to-work, and urges policy makers to introduce policy interventions, based on a strategic framework to empower women and achieve gender equality.

Women in business and management : gaining momentum : Global report

As women overtake men in education, they are running a third of the world’s businesses. However, women business owners are concentrated in small and micro-businesses, and still only 5 per cent or less of CEOs of the largest global corporations are women. This report highlights the business case for gender diversity and the obstacles women still face as well as ways to move ahead, underlining the fact that women’s presence in the labour market is increasingly significant for economic growth and development at both enterprise and national levels. It advocates for a greater role for national business organizations, which can assist their member companies with putting in place policies and measures to recruit and retain talent. The report also shows that women still have to deal with a number of hurdles to reach positions as CEOs and company board members. While women have advanced in business and management, they continue to be shut out of higher level economic decision-making despite activism in the last decade to smash the “glass ceiling”. The report calls for a closer examination of the career paths of women and men to ensure that subtle gender biases are eliminated, proposing an array of initiatives that challenge gender stereotypes and corporate cultures, and that seek to reconcile work and family responsibilities.

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality for Sustainable Development: Discussing the Proposed SDGs within the Context of the Development Problematique in the Arab Region

This paper was prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) as a background paper contributing to the Arab Sustainable Development Report. It focuses on gender equality as a core element to achieve sustainable development. It tackles gender mainstreaming as a strategy to overcome gender inequalities. In addition, this paper discusses proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) that tackle the gender dimension within the context of the development problematique in Arab countries.

The Labour market in Lebanon

This issue of SIF «Statistics In Focus» looks briefly at the labour market key indicators and figures available from a number of surveys conducted by the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon in recent years. Its objective is to provide users with important information on the Lebanese labour market enabling them to understand the current situation and to compare Lebanon to neighbouring countries.

Turning promises into action: gender equality in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

The report provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. As a source of high-quality data and policy analysis, the report is a key reference and accountability tool for policymakers, women’s organizations, the UN system, and other stakeholders. This report lays the basis for robust, gender-responsive monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by: -showing how gender equality is central to the achievement of all 17 SDGs and arguing for an integrated and rights-based approach to implementation; -explaining gender data gaps and challenges for robust monitoring and establishing starting points and trends across a range of gender-related indicators based on available data; -providing concrete guidance on policies to achieve two strategic targets under SDG 5 (violence and unpaid care) and outlining how these policies are synergistic with other goals and targets; and setting an agenda for strengthening accountability for gender equality commitments at global, regional, and national levels.

Gender and trade unions

This is the first report which draws on the work submitted by the research group members across all three projects. It compares and contrasts the situation in the countries in the research, identifying key themes which emerge from the reports, locating them within a wider analysis of labour market structuring and varieties of patriarchal, racialised and diverse cultural frameworks. Statistical data and country reports were produced variously from colleagues about Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, South Korea, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, UK and Zimbabwe.

Improving economic outcomes for women

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are priorities for the Australian Government in its foreign policy and overseas aid program. One of the best ways to promote economic growth and to achieve stronger communities and societies is to empower women and girls. This publication highlights how Australia is supporting women’s economic empowerment in the Indo-Pacific region. It includes examples of positive results being achieved through: *improving women’s livelihoods *education and skills for economic participation *women’s entrepreneurship and involvement in private sector development *supporting women business leaders.

Women, peace and Security : DFAT’s implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

This report highlights two approaches to catalyzing women’s economic empowerment. The first is supporting women-led businesses through greater access to credit and other financial services. The second is supporting women’s access to secondary and tertiary education and vocational skills development so that they can effectively compete for high-quality work in the labour market. Women’s work, either paid or unpaid, must be made visible. Women’s contributions to economic processes matter, not only to women but also as a means of achieving broader development outcomes. No single initiative alone can independently fulfill conditions for empowerment, and not all strategies will fit to all contexts. The most effective programs will be those that listen to the needs of potentially impacted women and carefully evaluate their resources, strengths, and vulnerabilities. This report illuminates the need for further partnerships -- those that support the world’s women in achieving the economic empowerment that can lead to better lives.

Women’s Economic Empowerment : a CESO Perspective

This report highlights two approaches to catalyzing women’s economic empowerment. The first is supporting women-led businesses through greater access to credit and other financial services. The second is supporting women’s access to secondary and tertiary education and vocational skills development so that they can effectively compete for high-quality work in the labour market. Women’s work, either paid or unpaid, must be made visible. Women’s contributions to economic processes matter, not only to women but also as a means of achieving broader development outcomes. No single initiative alone can independently fulfill conditions for empowerment, and not all strategies will fit to all contexts. The most effective programs will be those that listen to the needs of potentially impacted women and carefully evaluate their resources, strengths, and vulnerabilities. This report illuminates the need for further partnerships -- those that support the world’s women in achieving the economic empowerment that can lead to better lives.

Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girl

This document presents a paper on promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girl. The paper, a contribution to the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, assesses progress in the implementation of Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, together with that of Goal 17 and aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063. The paper outlines the challenges and opportunities, then spells out key policy messages and policy recommendations designed to ensure that both agendas do not end up as missed opportunities for the continent.

Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women

This document presents a report on Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the Community of Democracies and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented this report as an instrument to inform policymakers and relevant actors on what is the current situation of gender equality, what has been done in terms of the political empowerment of women, and what is expected from the global community in order to successfully advance Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030

The African gender and development index-Technical note

This document presents a technical note on African Gender and Development Index (AGDI). The AGDI was introduced by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2004 to measure gaps between the status of African men and women and assess the progress made by African governments in implementing gender policies. The ECA African Centre for Gender (ACG) prepared this note to ensure common understanding of the process by participating countries and assist them in implementing it effectively. It served as the main background document for the AGDI phase 4 methodology workshop held in June 2016 in Addis Ababa. The note is based on the AGDI Manual1 and an unpublished manuscript on the AGDI prepared by ACG2. Section II of the note discusses the importance of gender statistics and measuring progress towards gender equality. The third section discusses the objectives and composition of the process leading to the calculation of the AGDI, using examples from AGDI country reports. Section IV looks at the AGDI process. The issues discussed in this section include: the role of national gender machineries and national advisory panels in driving the AGDI process at the national level; ECA support to AGDI countries, including organization of the AGDI methodology workshop; and the administrative and financial processes involved in the AGDI process.

Tunisia-Gender-Eqaulity-Profile-2011

This document presents MENA Gender Equality Profile- Status of Girls and Women in the Middle East and North Africa, case of Tunisia. Hi provides an overview on Background, legal framework, institutions and mechanisms, women’s political participation, education and economic participation, reproductive health, key indicators on the situation of girls and women and ratification of treaties.