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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.




Forced Labour & Forced Marriage - Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

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Forced Marriage

As women and girls are disproportionately affected, legislative and policy responses should have a gendered lens, including gender-sensitive laws, policies, programmes, and budgets, including gender-responsive social protection mechanisms. It is important that these initiatives are inclusive, equitable, and provide non-discriminatory access to migrants. ▪ Ensure adequate civil and criminal protections in national legislation. This should include raising the legal age of marriage to 18 without exceptions in order to protect children, criminalizing the act of marrying someone who does not consent, regardless of age, and civil protections that protect the individual[1] from marriage without having to penalise the perpetrators, who are often family members. Legislative action should be part of a broader holistic response that tackles underlying drivers of forced marriage, and includes prevention and support measures such as safe accommodation, emergency funds, and psychosocial support. ▪ Address underlying socio-cultural norms and structures that contribute to forced marriage. Legislation is not in itself sufficient to end forced marriage[1] and needs to be combined with wider preventative approaches ad[1]dressing underlying discrimination and gender inequality, as well as related socio-cultural norms. Central to changing these attitudes is context-specific research on vulnerabilities and community-based education, training, and empowerment activities.

Source: WUNRN – 21.10.2022




Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022 - Unpacking Deprivation Bundles to Reduce Poverty

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The lives of poor people are complex, in part because multiple deprivations strike them together. This complexity has only increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. Rising food and fuel prices, climate shocks and a looming global recession have compounded uncertainties and post-pandemic challenges.1 Not only could more people become poor, but the intensity of poverty could increase. By looking closely at the interlinked deprivations of poor people, this report provides valuable insights on how to tackle multidimensional poverty—referred to simply as “poverty” throughout—by addressing its multiple dimensions. The microdata used to estimate the 2022 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) values are gathered from household surveys across 111 counntries, covering 6.1 billion people. This report uses those estimates to make visible, for the first time, common deprivation profiles and bundles: combinations of deprivations experienced by 1.2 billion poor people, or nearly double the number of people in monetary poverty.

Source: WUNRN – 18.10.2022


Gender & Women's Mental Health

Gender disparities and mental health: The Facts

Mental illness is associated with a significant burden of morbidity and disability.

Lifetime prevalence rates for any kind of psychological disorder are higher than previously thought, are increasing in recent cohorts and affect nearly half the population.

Despite being common, mental illness is underdiagnosed by doctors. Less than half of those who meet diagnostic criteria for psychological disorders are identified by doctors.

Patients, too, appear reluctant to seek professional help. Only 2 in every 5 people experiencing a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder seeking assistance in the year of the onset of the disorder.

Overall rates of psychiatric disorder are almost identical for men and women but striking gender differences are found in the patterns of mental illness.


Germany/EU - Rainbow Families -Drafting National LGBTIQ Equality Action Plans

Observatory for Sociopolitical Developments in Europe

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In recent years, rainbow families have become more prevalent as diverse family forms in Germany as well as in Europe. Nevertheless, there is still a need for political and legal action to advance equality. The Working Papers highlight the need for change and solution approaches, and provides insights into regulations of European countries.

Equality of LGBTIQ* Persons

The demand for a National Action Plan in Germany has repeatedly been put forward by political and civil society actors over the last years. Its drafting has now been embraced as a project of the new federal government under chancellor Olaf Scholz in the coalition agreement 2021–2025. In addition, the agreement contains several other concrete projects for the equality of rainbow families and for combating hate crimes against LGBTIQ* persons.

The Observatory dedicates its work to the challenges for the equality of LGBTIQ* persons and families in Germany and Europe and, with the following publications, contributes substantively to the preparation of a National Action Plan regarding the rights of LGBTIQ* persons in Germany.


Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot

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The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022” presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. It emphasizes the interlinkages among the goals, the pivotal force gender equality plays in driving progress across the SDGs, and women and girls’ central role in leading the way forward.

Source: WUNRN – 11.10.2022



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