Monthly Archives: June 2011
In many countries women are more likely to contact a community leader than a government official when they have a grievance. Source: Global Barometer Surveys 2010. Note: The data refer to the percentage of respondents who said that in the … Continue reading
In 18 out of 30 countries, more than half of women report having no say in household decisions. Source: UN Women calculations using MEASURE DHS latest available (2004–2009). Note: Lack of autonomy is defined as having no say in … Continue reading
Thuthuzela means ‘comfort’ in Xhosa. These Care Centres, introduced as part of the national anti-rape strategy, provide rape survivors with a range of integrated services. The Centres are located in public hospitals and provide emergency medical care, counselling and court … Continue reading
Barriers to women accessing health care, in selected countries with high rates of maternal mortality
Women cite not having a female health provider, along with the cost of treatment as among the top reasons for not seeking health care. Source: UN Women elaboration using MEASURE DHS 2010. Note: Data refer to the most recent year … Continue reading
There is a clear positive correlation between women’s representation in the police and reporting of sexual assault. Source: UN Women analysis based on police representation data from UNODC 2009 and reporting of sexual assault calculated from ICVS (latest available).
When the Government of Kyrgyzstan introduced agrarian reform in 1991, provisions for equal rights to land for women and men were part of its policy. However, a combination of procedural and social barriers precluded women from claiming their rights in … Continue reading
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The United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) CEDAW is the international bill of rights for women, providing a legally binding framework to achieve gender quality and women’s empowerment. It was unanimously adopted … Continue reading
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Unequal power relations with men place women at risk of HIV infection. Source: UN Women calculations using MEASURE DHS latest available (2004–2009).