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UN Women Annual Report 2011-2012

Author: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Organisation: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Publish Date: No date
Country: Global
Sector: Public
Method: Creative thinking
Theme: Poverty
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Women, Gender Equality, Opportunities, Norms and standards, Women’s leadership, Participation, Economic empowerment, Peace and security, Plans and budgets, Gender responsive

It was a year of rapid progress but also challenges, both those inherent in the creation of a new organization, and those taking place in the outside world. UN Women rose to these demands, leveraging results in line with our Strategic Plan. As detailed in this Annual Report, we expanded country programmes, backed the evolution of international gender equality standards, and championed women’s empowerment across the UN system. Two events dominated global debates in 2011—the movement for democracy that swept across the Arab world, and persistent economic and financial crises. During the Arab Spring, women called for democracy and justice, only to confront the threatened erosion of their rights. Economic instability continued to undercut women’s employment prospects, but recognition grew that women’s labour market participation reignites economic growth and is essential to faster and more equitable recovery
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