Women's Empowerment

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries

Governments in Africa are eager to minimize the risks associated with green growth and enhance the opportunities it brings. Green growth is a departure from the resource-intensive business-as-usual growth of the past that has led to the depletion of natural and other resources.

The Gender Dimensions of Expenditure and Revenue Policy and Systems

Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a commitment to greater transparency and accountability.

Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,

This UN Women’s flagship report, shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart. 

A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment

This report is a collaboration between the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation, which identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions to promote women’s economic advancement and increase women’s productivity and earnings worldwide. It also looks at the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of programs to provide a new framework for how best to empower women.