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Issue No.59
  • :June
  • :2019


Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 59, June 2019

What’s New, Webby?

Families in a Changing World: Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020


By Raffaella Turner (raffiturner@gmail.com), Graduate Student, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom


This report provides an extensive and detailed guide for the factors that need to be addressed in order to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in regards to the changing landscape of family norms. Policies and laws must be adopted to support these diversities, in particular to hold national governments and international agencies accountable to their obligations in making Human Rights a reality for all.

Despite significant advances in women’s rights and opportunities, reflected by lower birth rates and some degree of economic autonomy, this report recognises the unequal burden women continue to carry, particularly in regards to unpaid household work and caregiving responsibilities. The report focuses on the vital need for women to have personal income and for societies to support families in the face of change, as well as exploring issues around domestic violence.

Looking ahead, UN Women uses this report to outline specific issues that m

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