The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive household questionnaire on men’s attitudes and practices – along with women’s opinions and reports of men’s practices – on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. From 2009 to 2010, household surveys were administered to more than 8,000 men and 3,500 women ages 18-59 in Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico and Rwanda.
Over the span of three years, Instituto Promundo, with support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, implemented a multi-country project to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women and promote gender equality. Project activities in each country varied but all included educational workshops with men and young men on gender equity and training programs with partner staff on evidence-based methodologies for the prevention of violence against women.
This paper explores some faces of globalization by using a gender perspective, in order to consider reproduction (psychological and emotional as well as biological) and the activities and attitudes of care that give moral resources for response to systemic tragedy, not only for identifying and understanding it. There now exist globally interconnected systems of vulnerability and capability, for which matching systems of human security, care and responsibility are needed in order to protect human dignity.
This document is the outcome of a workshop organised by UNRWA on the 31st of March 2010 on “Community of Practice in Building Referral Systems for Women Victims of Violence”. It summarizes and reflects on the presentations and discussions made during the workshop to develop lessons learned based on shared experiences of a Community of Practitioners.
The evolution of economic incentives and social norms in Lebanon has created new challenges for women to balance work and family life. Underlying dynamics include changes in the demographic structure, the family structure, and the political and economic situation in the country. This paper investigates the perceptions and practices of paid and unpaid care provision. It examines the gender division of labour in the household in interface with women’s labour force participation, and the role of women migrant domestic workers in providing care given the deficit in social care provision.
The Gender Dictionary, published by Lebanon Support, is a practical bilingual tool, based on multidisciplinary research and consultations with local gender actors (academics, experts, activists, practitioners).
This study was undertaken by the Center for Women (ECW) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the context of a regional programme to review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action in the Arab region.
تبدو المنظمات النسائية في لبنان اليوم على مفترق طرق. ففشل الدولة اللبنانية في معالجة مسألة حقوق المرأة المدنية ومكانتها في المجتمع، من بين قضايا أخرى، يؤشر على انسحاب الدولة من القطاع العام، نتيجة لانهيارها شبه التام خلال الحرب الأهلية بالتوازي مع الإصلاحات النيوليبرالية. وقد دفع ضعف الدولة المستمر والتاريخي والهيكلي في المجال العام بالمنظمات غير الحكومية والجمعيات الأهلية إلى السعي إلى ملء الفراغ الذي تركته الدولة.