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UN WOMEN produces a variety of publications and tools, some of which are available for free in electronic form on this website.
Who Answers to Women? (Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009)
Launched in June 2000, “Progress of the World’s Women” is UN WOMEN’s biennial investigation of progress made towards a world where women live free from violence, poverty and inequality. Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women? demonstrates that one of the most powerful constraints on realizing women's rights and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is a deficit of accountability to women. It, therefore, puts forth a framework to understanding accountability form a gender perspective and outlines innovative measures states and international institutions are taking to increase accountability. It focuses particularly on five areas where the need to strengthen accountability to women is urgent: politics and governance, access to public services, economic opportunities, justice, and the distribution of international assistance for development and security.
It’s a Global Emergency (2008)
This brochure provides information on the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, the leading grant-making global mechanism to advance action to end the pandemic. It outlines some of the important accomplishments of UN Trust Fund grantees from around the world.
Platform for Action: Towards the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) (2008)
The Donors Working Group on FGM/C (DWG) has since 2001 brought together key governmental and intergovernmental organizations and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. The group has reached a consensus on a common programmatic approach to support the abandonment of the practice and make a major difference for girls and women worldwide. This Platform for Action summarizes its elements.
A Life Free of Violence Is Our Right! The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (2007)
This booklet outlines examples of promising approaches that grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women from different regions of the world have used towards ending violence from women's lives.
Making a Difference: Strategic Communications to End Violence Against Women (2003)
"Making a Difference" is an indispensable tool for planning strategic communications to raise awareness about and combat gender-based violence. This publication gives step-by-step information on planning a media campaign. There are instructions, tips and checklists for various situations to ensure that your communications do make a difference.
Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women (2003)
Expert consultants conducted regional analyses of violence against women throughout the world and produced this unique publication, which provides an in depth picture of the violence experienced by women. The report highlights many of the recent achievements in combatting VAW, and it provides tools, case studies and inspiration that will allow readers to understand the challenges that lie ahead.
Women, War, Peace: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-Building(Progress of the World’s Women 2002, Vol. 1)
Historically, the world has been silent about the situation of women in war, almost as silent as the women who remain on the sidelines during war or who are excluded from peace negotiations. In addition, women often lack the confidence and the knowledge needed to participate in peace building and reconstruction. But change is possible. "Women, War and Peace" provides examples of women in embattled regions who have been able to overcome the odds and contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities. Personal stories are shared of women involved in peace efforts.
With an End in Sight (2000)
"With an End in Sight" shows how groups of people, young and old, women and men are forging ahead and creating new ideas to combat violence against women. The stories compiled in this book represent the extraordinary efforts that create the vast energy for change. It presents lessons and good practices that can be used as a knowledge tool, to be used worldwide.