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Outcome 3: Positive social norms, including through engaging men and boys

More men and boys and women and girls adopt attitudes, norms and practices that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, including those that promote positive social norms.

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our story Making the internet safer for women and girls: The Youth Action to End Online Gender-Based Violence image
our story From Knowledge to Action: Ending female genital mutilation in Somalia  image
our story Changing social norms to end violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan image
our story Masculinidades en Movimiento: Ecuador avanza hacia la igualdad y la corresponsabilidad image
our story Celebrating Father’s Day in Arab States region: A Palestinian dad tells the journey of his change towards engaged fatherhood and gender equality image

Making the internet safer for women and girls: The Youth Action to End Online Gender-Based Violence

Location Asia Pacific region

UN Women and the 30 for 2030 Youth Network created the “Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV).” In Asia-Pacific, 88% of women have experienced OGBV, this toolkit enables action from youth to address and prevent OGBV in response to the high prevalence of online violence in this region.

In just under five months, there has been a total of 854 unique downloads. Additionally, UNICEF Indonesia had requested the toolkit be a resource in their U-Report which is a communication tool to ensure young people are always informed and can participate. Additionally, assets and resources in the toolkit were requested by the Ministry for Women, a government department in New Zealand, for their International Women's Day campaign in March 2023. Youth members, including the 30 for 2030 Network, have been using the toolkit as a resource in their own teachings, for example, when teaching girls and women on the ground with their organizations, such as Baithak and The Gender Security Project. The 30 for 2030 Network has used the toolkit to influence further campaigns; the WhatsApp scripts section highlights what Online Gender-Based Violence is and how to recognize it. Finally, an Online Symposium is taking place in August 2023 to launch the second edition of the toolkit with The Center of Excellence. The intention for the toolkit has been to update it annually to reflect current times and tech.

Read more:

Story: Making the internet safer for women and girls: The Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence  

Resource: Toolkit: Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence

 

From Knowledge to Action: Ending female genital mutilation in Somalia

Location Somalia

At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Somalia is a country where FGM is widespread, with 99 per cent of women having been cut. UN Women Somalia works with its partners to eliminate this practice through awareness raising, community discussions and engaging religious leaders to change social norms cultivating this harmful practice.

Kaafiyo Abdi Farah, 55, was only 7 years old, when she underwent female genital mutilation. She remembers this as the most painful experience she has ever had. Like many women in Somalia, Kaafiyo’s cut was Type III, infibulation, narrowing of the vaginal opening by creating a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner or outer labia, with or without removal of the clitoris. Read more >

Changing social norms to end violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan

Location Kyrgyzstan

“This is our new family business. Each loaf of bread is made with lots of love because each of us contributes to making it delicious,” enthuses 38-year-old Gulnaz Almambet Kyzy, a new business owner who received Spotlight Initiative-supported gender equality training implemented by UN Women in Kyrgyzstan.

Based on the Gender Action Learning System (GALS), the training aims to reduce violence by talking with communities about the power dynamics in their homes.

According to a 2012 country survey, 50 per cent of men and 34 per cent of women believe that a husband is justified in hitting his wife in certain situations. Further, 27 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 years old who are married or have ever been married reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by a spouse or partner. Read more >

Masculinidades en Movimiento: Ecuador avanza hacia la igualdad y la corresponsabilidad

Location Ecuador

En todo el mundo se desarrollan diferentes iniciativas que buscan garantizar que las familias sean espacios seguros, en los que se eliminen todas las formas de violencia basada en género y en los que se transformen los estereotipos construidos alrededor de la división sexual del trabajo. Además, fomentando la corresponsabilidad en los cuidados y el trabajo no remunerado del hogar, que hasta la fecha reposa mayormente sobre los hombros de las mujeres. Leer más >

Celebrating Father’s Day in Arab States region: A Palestinian dad tells the journey of his change towards engaged fatherhood and gender equality

Location Occupied Palestinian Territory

As a young father from the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip in Gaza, Muhammad Kaddass used to live adhering to conventional gender roles, namely working, providing for his family, and trying to be a good husband the way he knew how. Being a family man never meant for him that he would do domestic work or participate more actively in the upbringing of his children. Roles were clear, he works outside the house and brings in income, and his wife takes care of the children and household responsibilities. Read more >

our story Making the internet safer for women and girls: The Youth Action to End Online Gender-Based Violence image

Asia Pacific: Ending online gender-based violence

Location Asia Pacific region

UN Women and the 30 for 2030 Youth Network created the “Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV).” In Asia-Pacific, 88% of women have experienced OGBV, this toolkit enables action from youth to address and prevent OGBV in response to the high prevalence of online violence in this region.

In just under five months, there has been a total of 854 unique downloads. Additionally, UNICEF Indonesia had requested the toolkit be a resource in their U-Report which is a communication tool to ensure young people are always informed and can participate. Additionally, assets and resources in the toolkit were requested by the Ministry for Women, a government department in New Zealand, for their International Women's Day campaign in March 2023. Youth members, including the 30 for 2030 Network, have been using the toolkit as a resource in their own teachings, for example, when teaching girls and women on the ground with their organizations, such as Baithak and The Gender Security Project. The 30 for 2030 Network has used the toolkit to influence further campaigns; the WhatsApp scripts section highlights what Online Gender-Based Violence is and how to recognize it. Finally, an Online Symposium is taking place in August 2023 to launch the second edition of the toolkit with The Center of Excellence. The intention for the toolkit has been to update it annually to reflect current times and tech.

Read more:

Story: Making the internet safer for women and girls: The Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence  

Resource: Toolkit: Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence

 

our story From Knowledge to Action: Ending female genital mutilation in Somalia  image

Somalia: Ending female genital mutilation

Location Somalia

At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Somalia is a country where FGM is widespread, with 99 per cent of women having been cut. UN Women Somalia works with its partners to eliminate this practice through awareness raising, community discussions and engaging religious leaders to change social norms cultivating this harmful practice.

Kaafiyo Abdi Farah, 55, was only 7 years old, when she underwent female genital mutilation. She remembers this as the most painful experience she has ever had. Like many women in Somalia, Kaafiyo’s cut was Type III, infibulation, narrowing of the vaginal opening by creating a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner or outer labia, with or without removal of the clitoris. Read more >

our story Changing social norms to end violence against women and girls in Kyrgyzstan image

Kyrgyzstan: Changing social norms

Location Kyrgyzstan

“This is our new family business. Each loaf of bread is made with lots of love because each of us contributes to making it delicious,” enthuses 38-year-old Gulnaz Almambet Kyzy, a new business owner who received Spotlight Initiative-supported gender equality training implemented by UN Women in Kyrgyzstan.

Based on the Gender Action Learning System (GALS), the training aims to reduce violence by talking with communities about the power dynamics in their homes.

According to a 2012 country survey, 50 per cent of men and 34 per cent of women believe that a husband is justified in hitting his wife in certain situations. Further, 27 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 years old who are married or have ever been married reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by a spouse or partner. Read more >

our story Masculinidades en Movimiento: Ecuador avanza hacia la igualdad y la corresponsabilidad image

Ecuador: Masculinities in Movement

Location Ecuador

En todo el mundo se desarrollan diferentes iniciativas que buscan garantizar que las familias sean espacios seguros, en los que se eliminen todas las formas de violencia basada en género y en los que se transformen los estereotipos construidos alrededor de la división sexual del trabajo. Además, fomentando la corresponsabilidad en los cuidados y el trabajo no remunerado del hogar, que hasta la fecha reposa mayormente sobre los hombros de las mujeres. Leer más >

our story Celebrating Father’s Day in Arab States region: A Palestinian dad tells the journey of his change towards engaged fatherhood and gender equality image

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Father's day

Location Occupied Palestinian Territory

As a young father from the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip in Gaza, Muhammad Kaddass used to live adhering to conventional gender roles, namely working, providing for his family, and trying to be a good husband the way he knew how. Being a family man never meant for him that he would do domestic work or participate more actively in the upbringing of his children. Roles were clear, he works outside the house and brings in income, and his wife takes care of the children and household responsibilities. Read more >

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Key achievements

During the first year of its Strategic Plan 2022-2025, in collaboration with an expanded set of partners, UN Women worked to safeguard and advance the rights of women and girls across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and achieved the following early results: 

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countries and territories

advanced policies to end violence against women and girls, with a strong focus on prevention including addressing harmful social norms

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programming initiatives
to prevent violence against women and girls developed and implemented across various settings to support positive changes around gender/social norms, including by engaging men and boys and faith-based institutions
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Financial flows (expenses) in 2022 towards impact areas and systemic outcomes

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Outcome indicators in 2022

SP_D_0.3.1
Extent of bias in gender equality attitudes and/or gender social norms among individuals (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result (TBD) 137
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
137 137
Of 36 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 8 had results reported: China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiji MCO, Guatemala, Haiti, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.2
Number of institutions putting in places policies and practices to address gender-based discrimination and/or combat gender stereotypes (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
sdg
WHO
2022 Result (annual) 454
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
454 454
Of 54 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 34 had results reported: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Fiji MCO, Georgia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tonga, Türkiye, Vanuatu, Yemen.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.3
Number of countries and/or other actors with comprehensive and coordinated VAW prevention strategy (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
Achievement against 2022 milestone
150%
2022 Result (cumulative) 48
2021
Baseline
32 32
2022
Milestone
40 40
Result
48 48
Of 45 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 16 had results reported: Argentina, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.
2023
Milestone
41 41
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
42 42
Result
- -
2025
Target
44 44
Result
- -

Output indicators in 2022

SP_D_0.3.a
Number of research and/or practice-based initiatives undertaken to advance data, evidence and knowledge, including standardised methods to assess, monitor, measure and/or achieve behaviour and/or social/gender norms change (CO)
2022 Result (annual) 34
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
34 34
Of 13 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 9 had results reported: Bangladesh, Chile, Fiji MCO, India, Mexico, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.b
Number of community or organizational level UN Women programmes that address behaviour and/or social/gender norms –using evidence/practice-based methodologies (CO, HQ)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result (annual) 689
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
689 689
Of 32 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 24 had results reported: Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji MCO, Georgia, India, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu. In addition to results reported by UN Women field offices (showing on the relevant country page), results achieved in countries and territories through the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF) are included here in a non-duplicative manner for the following locations: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Madagascar, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.c
Number of data collection initiatives conducted or supported by UN Women that include behaviour and/or social/gender norms dimensions (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result (annual) 27
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
27 27
Of 16 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 10 had results reported: Bolivia, Brazil, Central African Republic, Georgia, India, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.d
Number of organizations/institutions with increased capacities to identify and/or address discriminatory behaviour and/or social/gender norms change (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNFPA
2022 Result (annual) 344
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
344 344
Of 15 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 8 had results reported: Caribbean MCO, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.e
Number of draft policies with monitoring/reporting mechanisms developed by partners to address gender-based discrimination and/or combat gender stereotypes (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
2022 Result (annual) 18
2021
Baseline
TBD TBD
2022
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
18 18
Of 18 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 9 had results reported: Caribbean MCO, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Fiji MCO, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan.
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBD TBD
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.f
Number of countries with a process to design and implement VAW prevention strategies, or with VAW prevention interventions based on global norms and standards (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
Achievement against 2022 milestone
150%
2022 Result (cumulative) 59
2021
Baseline
33 33
2022
Milestone
37 37
Result
59 59
Of 39 countries/territories with reporting under this indicator for 2022, 26 had results reported: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji MCO, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Türkiye, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.
2023
Milestone
37 37
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
38 38
Result
- -
2025
Target
39 39
Result
- -
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