The Global Gender Gap Report 2017
Youth LEAP into gender equality.
Our youth and gender equality strategy seeks to empower young women and young men as partners in achieving gender equality. The LEAPs Framework, includes three thematic pillars – leadership of young women in all spheres strengthened, Economic empowerment and skills development of young women, and Action on ending violence against young women and girls – and three crosscutting approaches: Strengthening participation, voice and partnerships with young women and their organizations, partnerships with young men as partners of gender equality; and intergenerational partnerships throughout the life cycle to achieve a gender transformative society.
Understanding masculinities, results from the International Men and Gender Equality Study in the Middle East and North Africa.
The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the first multi-country study of its kind and size in the Middle East and North Africa. Coordinated by UN Women and Promundo, in collaboration with local research partners, the report takes a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a man in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine today. Exploring key issues at home and at work, in public and private life, and their attitudes towards gender equality; It also provides women’s perspectives on the same issues.
This publication was produced under the Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, UN Women Regional Office for Arab States, and was generously funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017.
The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs tracks female entrepreneurs’ ability to capitalize on opportunities granted through various supporting conditions within their local environments and is the weighted sum of three components: 1) Women’s Advancement Outcomes (degree of bias against women as workforce participants, political and business leaders, as well as the financial strength and entrepreneurial inclination of women), 2) Knowledge Assets and Financial Assets (degree of access women have to basic financial services, advanced knowledge assets, and support for small and medium enterprises), and 3) Supporting Entrepreneurial Conditions (overall perceptions on the ease on conducting business locally, quality of local governance, women’s perception of safety levels and cultural perception of women’s household financial influence).
Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean.
With an increasing number of skilled women professionals, Latin America and the Caribbean is set to become a global leader in gender diversity in business and management. The women’s labour force participation rate in the region increased from 48.5 per cent in 2006 to 49.7 per cent in 2016 – in stark contrast with the decline of the global rate during the same period. The report thus provides clear evidence that more women in the region have made their way in the world of work. The report also shows that the number of women tertiary graduates exceeds that of men in all countries in the region where data is available. Today, many more women are occupying professional, middle and senior managerial positions.