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Workshop Report: Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy


Workshop Report: Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy
At a time when significant improvement in gender equality has been achieved in some areas—almost equal access to education for girls and boys, increased numbers of women in the world of work, more female political leaders and increased public attention to violence against women—there are still glaring gaps between progress at the legal and normative level and the realities on the ground. The advancement of women’s rights requires bridging these gaps to achieve substantive gender equality, that is, equal recognition, exercise and enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights by women and men.

The research-advocacy-policy workshop Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy was jointly organized by UNRISD, UN Women and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). It aimed to establish a dialogue between key individuals from human rights’ bodies, UN agencies, civil society and academia about ways of making concrete and implementing the policy recommendations from the UN Women 2015 flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights. Participants focused on how economic and social policy can contribute to advancing women’s economic and social rights within the UN system and beyond. This report summarizes the rich discussions across the workshop session.
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  • Pub. Date: 26 Jul 2016
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 92-9085-096-5
    From: UNRISD