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State of gender equality and climate change in South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the gender dimensions of climate change in three key climate-affected sectors of agriculture, water, and energy in ten countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – in South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).
Report from UNEP, UN Women, published 2022
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Solving the Equation: Helping girls and boys learn mathematics

This report features new data analyses covering more than 100 countries and territories. It finds that boys have up to 1.3 times the odds of obtaining mathematics skills compared to girls. Gender stereotypes regarding girls’ innate inability to understand mathematics held by teachers, parents and peers are contributing to the disparity. Negative stereotypes and gender norms also play out in girls’ self-confidence, setting them up for failure.
Report from UNICEF, published 2022
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Beyond 18, Leaving Child Care Institutions –A Study of Aftercare Practices in Five States of India (2019).

The report emphasises the fact that even though Aftercare has been provisioned for within the JJ Act, 2015 and the JJ Model Rules, 2016 as well as the ICPS, it has so far not been put to uniform practise, leaving children exiting CCIs, on attaining the age of 18 years, as vulnerable youth who are no-ones’ responsibility. Findings from the report clearly show that CLs are placed at a unique disadvantaged situation, due to lack of any preparation for transition from Childrens’ Homes as well as the absence of a supportive ecosystem around them once they leave care
Report from Tata Trusts, UNICEF, published 2019
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Gender differences in the association between unpaid labour and mental health in employed adults: a systematic review

Globally, billions of hours are spent on unpaid labour every year, a burden that is disproportionately carried by women. However, the potential health effects of unpaid labour have largely been unexplored. This Review examines the gendered association between unpaid labour and mental health among employed adults
Report from Lancet, published 2022
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Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022

“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.
Report from UN Women, published 2022
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India Discrimination Report 2022

The overall conclusion emerging from the India Discrimination Report 2022 is that while there has been a decline in discrimination within the labour market in India over a decadal timeframe, this is characterised by high gender inequity so much so that the probability of a woman being employed in decent jobs has no bearing on her endowments.
Report from Oxfam India, published 2022
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Global Gender Gap Report 2022

In 2022, the global gender gap has been closed by 68.1%. At the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach full parity. This represents a slight four-year improvement compared to the 2021 estimate (136 years to parity). However, it does not compensate for the generational loss which occurred between 2020 and 2021: according to trends leading up to 2020, the gender gap was set to close within 100 years.
Report from World Economic Forum, published 2022
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What Determines Women’s Labor Supply? The Role of Home Productivity and Social Norms

Report from Indian Statistical Institute, published 2020
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The gender pay gap in the health and care sector a global analysis in the time of COVID-19

Despite the high degree of feminization, the health and care sector faces gender inequalities, including with respect to pay. This report is the first of its kind: a global and sector-wide gender pay gap analysis using data from 54 countries, which together represent about 40% of the sector’s wage employees across the world.
Report from World Health Organization, published 2022
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Left Out and Left Behind: Ignoring Women Will Prevent Us From Solving the Hunger Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding in a world that is already experiencing a hunger crisis, one in which 2 billion people—one in every four people—do not have reliable access to enough nutritious and safe food.1 At the start of 2020, 690 million people were undernourished or chronically hungry, and UN agencies estimate that that figure could increase by over 130 million because of COVID-19. Severe food insecurity or a food crisis could nearly double to affect 270 million people by the end of the year
Report from CARE, published 2020