Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region
This policy brief addresses domestic violence in the Arab region, within the context of family, and is based on a recent flagship study, jointly prepared by ESCWA and UN-WOMEN, in...
Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region
The present report examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a means of implementation to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5, and...
The Impact of Conflict on Child Marriage and Adolescent Fertility
It is universally agreed that child marriage is a core development and human rights issue, as it hinders the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable...
Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls: July 2014 – June 2016
This report presents the main developments that affected the situation of women in Palestine between July 2014 and June 2016. Key events were the 50-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in the summer of...
Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls (July 2016 - June 2018)
The report covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018, which was characterized by major developments in the security and political situation in the occupied Palestinian territory. The...
Arab Report on the Periodic Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 Years
This document provides a summary of the synthesis Arab report on the periodic review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 25 years. The aforementioned report reviews the...
Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women
The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...
Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments
Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...
Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region
The present publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights...
Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015
This policy brief discusses the sexual and reproductive health implications of child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab region, highlighting the different threats to progress made in...
Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake
The study focuses on intimate partner violence and particularly on its economic costs. It reviews evidence-based knowledge and provides in-depth understanding of the human rights and...
The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region
This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...
Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict
While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...
The Sustainable Development Goals in an Arab Region Affected by Conflict: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with Household Survey Microdata
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stresses the importance of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data to measure progress and to ensure that no one is left behind....
Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region
The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...
The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region
As of 2018, six Arab States have implemented stand-alone violence against women laws, with other States having draft legislation underway. Such legislation may outline social, legal and/or...
Combating Domestic Violence against Women and Girls: Policies to Empower Women in the Arab Region
Violence against women and girls remains a global phenomenon that is not confined to any particular geographical region, race, ethnicity, society, culture, age group or socioeconomic stratum. In...
Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts
Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for...
Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region
The “Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region” was completed in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Arab States Regional...
Violence against Women and Girls and COVID-19 in the Arab Region
The policy brief is based on the collective work of United Nations agencies active in the Arab region. Launched during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the policy brief...