This guidance note synthesizes UN Women’s gender-responsive procurement research in Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa to derive recommendations for programming, policy, and advocacy.
The report presents the business case for gender-responsive procurement, defined as the sustainable selection of services, goods or public works from women-owned or women-led enterprises and/or those having gender-responsive policies and practices for employees and supply chains.
This publication, prepared by UN Women and the International Labour Organization, proposes an evolved vision of gender-responsive procurement (GRP) that leaves no one behind and creates outcomes for gender
According to the new ILO Monitor, youth are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and the substantial and rapid increase in youth unemployment seen since February is affecting young women more than young men.
The unprecedented increase in domestic violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic marks an urgent call for action for the private sector to leverage their existing resources and influence to keep women safeat home and safe at work.
Gender Based Violence (GBV) affects 1 in 3 women globally and has been referred to by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as a political ‘global pandemic’ and ‘a mark of shame on all our societies’1.
In today’s economy, less than one per cent of spending by large businesses on suppliers is earned by women-owned businesses. Investing in women-owned businesses and integrating them into corporate supply chains is “smart economics” and good for business.