Event (DC): Ensuring Vulnerable Women’s Autonomy Through Economic Independence and Professional Integration:Morocco’s Accomplishments of the Millennium Development Goals

ABSTRACT: In recent years the Kingdom of Morocco has made important strides in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set out by the United Nations. One of the MDGs is the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. Aicha Ech-Channa will discuss her 25-year experience as a social activist defending the rights of women and >> Read more

Multimedia: MDG 3 and Liberia

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Publication: “Gender Inequality and the MDGs: What are the Missing Dimensions?”

In view of the MDG summit in New York next week, this paper sheds light on the bottlenecks that continue to hinder progress across all the MDG targets. Using the OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), our research finds that the countries with the highest levels of discrimination against women are also >> Read more

Resource: MDG +10 Summit IPS Newsletter on ‘8 Goals through a Gender Lens’

http://www.ipsnews.net/genderwire/ipsmdg3terraviva.pdf

Resource: IPS MDG3 Quarterly Newsletter

August issue of IPS MDG3 quarterly newsletter reporting the work done by IPS internationally and regionally, alone and with the MDG3 partners, within the project Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality. Read or download the full newsletter - http://www.ips.org/mdg3/MDG3_Newsletter_5.pdf

Event: OECD, UNIFEM, ICRW: Panel Discussion: “From Behind the Scenes to the Forefront: Gender Equality, Social Institutions and the Millennium Development Goals”

1 July 2010 Room B, NLB United Nations Headquarters 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 1.00pm-2.45pm The OECD, ICRW and UNIFEM are organising a lunchtime panel discussion in New York on Thursday, 1 July 2010 on "From Behind the Scenes to the Forefront: Gender Equality, Social Institutions and the Millennium Development Goals". The >> Read more

Multimedia: Women Deliver Conference Live Webstream

Women Deliver 2010, a global conference, will be held in Washington DC on June 7-9, 2010. The theme of the conference is: "Delivering solutions for girls and women," and we plan to focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions. This global meeting will expand on Women Deliver's hallmark of inclusivity, reaching out to new >> Read more

News: Women and Power

By: Helen Clark Source: Huffington Post As Prime Minister of my country for nine years and the first woman to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), I believe that achieving gender equality is not only morally right, but also catalytic to development as a whole, creating political, economic, and social opportunities for women which >> Read more

Multimedia: Presentation on ‘Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction; Good Practices & Lessons Learned’

Great presentation made by Agnes Quisumbing on March 9th at the United Nations that provides valuable insights as the MDGs are under review. To see the presentation

Resource: The Global Monitoring Report 2010, the MDGs After the Crisis

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This year’s Global Monitoring Report (GMR) examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great Depression on poverty and human development outcomes in developing countries. Although the recovery is under way, the impact of the crisis will be lasting and immeasurable. GMR provides a >> Read more