gender

Rural women take center-stage at major UN meeting
News: The criticial importance of empowering rural women, for the sake of both protecting their rights and promoting development, has been reaffirmed at the 56th Commission on the Status of Women.
Strengthening institutional protection of economic and social rights in Kenya
CESR has been working closely with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights to support their pioneering work on economic and social rights.
100 Years of International Women's Day
by Allison Corkery and Victoria Wisniewski
March 8th, 2011
Women should have access to education, to jobs, to land and to resources, not only because it is good for the economy, but because—like men—they are entitled to these fundamental rights.
Egypt: Economic and Social Disparities Underlie Calls for Change
by Victoria Wisniewski, Ignacio Saiz and Kevin Donegan
February 4th, 2011
Disparities between youth and adults, and between men and women, especially in health, education, labor and an adequate standard of living, reveal much.
Online discussion on Women and Poverty
by Shira Stanton
January 20th, 2010
UNDP and UN/DESA are organizing an online discussion on Women and Poverty in preparation for the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action; the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review on gender equality (AMR); and the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, focused on the Millennium Development Goals.