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

Financing gender-responsive social protection

Realising rights: How can social protection advance gender equality?

The seminar will provide participants with an overview of EU gender equality legislation as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its large case law on this topic.

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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.


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.


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