Exploring policy measures to address the disempowering effects of social assistance schemes on women

Expanding access to good practices on Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis (EMTCT) through South-South Cooperation

During the course of the Initiative, EU-SPS worked to-wards bringing social protection and gender equality agendas together. This work intensified during the last year 2018-19 when EU-SPS/Finland agreed to support UN-Women’s efforts in introducing social protection as one of the key tools to promote gender equality and to empower women, globally and particularly in Africa.

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The politics of gender-responsive social protection

Q&A: The politics of gender responsive social protection

This CSW63 side event hosted by UN Women, Sida and the Prime Minister's Office (Tanzania) explored how cash transfers can help reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. Featuring research from the Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence Research Collaborative, the Prevention Collaborative, IFPRI, the Transfer Project, UNICEF Innocenti, and the International Rescue Committee.

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Inequality reduction through social protection: Webinar in preparation of the UN Commission for Social Development

Join us for our CSW63 side event on Wednesday March 13th at UN Women, NYC.

Space is limited, please RSVP no later than 11 March to Yemarshet Sissay yemarshet.sissay@unwomen.org

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SPIAC-B members support national governments to address vulnerabilities to poverty, inequality and deprivation over the course of people’s lifetimes, through more coordinated assistance for the development of adequate, sustainable and rights-based social protection systems. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a clear vision for action to expand coverage of nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors. There has been progress in extending social protection systems to date, however, significant gaps remain.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a clear vision for action to expand coverage of social protection systems and measures for all, with a view to eradicating poverty and reducing inequality, including gender inequality. Providing access to reliable and adequate social protection over the course of people’s lives has a transformative impact on women’s and girls’ roles and opportunities in economic, social and political life, leading to positive spill over effects for their families and communities.

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