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...
Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations
National mechanisms for the advancement of women in Arab countries strive to mainstream a gender perspective at all levels. To achieve this, they develop plans, strategies, initiatives and plans,...
ESCWA Annual Report, 2011
The year 2011 was a turning point for the Arab world. The power of citizens has created new momentum for change, opening the door of opportunity for the Arab people. As an institution that...
ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review
In 2010, the Commission intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as greater interaction between the region and the rest of the world....
Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens
This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...
ESCWA Annual Report, 2009
In 2009, which marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of ESCWA, the Commission has further intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as...
Review of the Performance Assessment of National Machineries for the Advancement of Women in Mainstreaming: A Gender Perspective in the Arab Countries
The national machineries for the advancement of women undertake a catalyst role in the integration of a gender perspective in all government programmes and policies. They also follow up on the...
ESCWA Annual Report, 2008
This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...
Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources
Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...