gender_and_inequality

Gender-sensitive policies as response to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:51

UNDP (August 2020) The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women.

Global challenges
Topics
Cash sickness benefits
Family benefits
Employment
Covid-19
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Germany: German parliament approves basic pension law

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:42

IPE (02.07.2020) The German parliament, Bundestag, has approved the law for the introduction of the basic pension – Grundrente – from 1 January 2021. The Grundrente is paid in the form of a supplement to pensioners with at least 33 years of contributions to the statutory pension insurance based on periods of employment, child-rearing or care work.

 

Regions / Country
germany
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service quality
Population ageing
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Gender and Inclusion in social protection responses during COVID-19 | socialprotection.org

Submitted by rruggia on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 09:17

This document provides key considerations and examples of how gender and social inclusion (GESI) can be integrated into potential COVID-19 response options/strategies via existing social protection and / or humanitarian programmes (or a hybrid approach, leveraging social protection delivery systems and capacity). It aims to highlight key considerations for integrating GESI into social protection design and operation, in an effort to increase wellbeing and dignity, while minimising potential negative effects on vulnerable populations.

Topics
Inequalities
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Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:10

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters like flood and coronavirus outbreak.

Regions / Country
bangladesh
Topics
Service delivery
Food and nutrition
Shocks &extreme events
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The number of older workers is increasing fast, yet they face growing age discrimination

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:27

LSE Business Review (05.02.2020) Older women are more likely to be rejected for jobs than older men, and less likely to be called for another interview than women under 45, writes Allyson Zimmermann

Global challenges
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Universal Credit, gender and unpaid childcare: Mothers’ accounts of the new welfare conditionality regime

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:35

Critical Social Policy (15.006.2019) The introduction of Universal Credit, a new social assistance benefit for working age people in the UK, constitutes radical welfare reform and entails a significant intensification and expansion of welfare conditionality. Numerically, women are disproportionately affected by the conditionality regime for main carers of children within Universal Credit.

Regions / Country
united kingdom
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UK: Govt urged to give new mothers £2k pension top-up

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:12

pensionsage (03.06.2019) The government is being urged to give new mothers a £2,000 pension top-up to address the pension gender gap. The call from Which? follows analysis by itself and the Pensions Policy Institute, which found that women who take time out of work to care for a while, are hit with a ‘motherhood pension penalty’, potentially saving £15,000 less towards retirement compared to the average full-time working woman.

Regions / Country
united kingdom
Global challenges
Topics
Pensions
Financing
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Perú: Mujeres informales ganan 3 veces menos que formales

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:13

larepublica.pe (26.03.2019) Brecha salarial. En un puesto de trabajo formal el salario promedio de una mujer asciende a S/ 2.032; mientras que en el sector informal gana S/ 715 al mes.

Regions / Country
peru
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
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UN Advocates for Social Protection and Security for Women

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:24

Prensa Latina (23.03.2019) United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is advocating this Saturday providing them with social protection guarantees, mobility, security and access to economic opportunities.

Global challenges
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