Publications

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).

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).

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. 

APEC Women in STEM: A Framework for Dialogue, Learning and Action.

The APEC Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activity is among APEC's latest efforts to advance women's economic empowerment throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Youth Unemployment: A gender divide

Resources for women entrepreneurs

Women at Work Trends 2016

How safe are women in our city streets?

A Man’s World? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Driving the Gender-Responsive Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development