Recently, UNICRI has broadened the scope of project DAWN, to develop a major outreach activity to address gender-based vulnerability, especially related to drug addiction, and to enhance the protection of vulnerable women worldwide, with the creat
The year 2020 marks two important landmarks in gender equality achievement: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action and the 20th year of implementing Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Addressing gender differences in drug prevention and recovery
The II Plenary Conference of the DAWN Project will present the project's initial results and the latest state of the art in the field of gender and addiction.
Let’s make sure women and girls can shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact all our lives. And let’s support women and girls who are breaking down barriers to create a better world for everyone." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Countering gender-based violence, addressing vulnerability factors and empowering women have always been at the forefront of UNICRI work. Over the last 50 years the Institute has centered its crime prevention, justice and human rights protection programmes on gender issues and reducing the factors of vulnerability of women and girls.
Despite the progresses achieved in addressing gender issues, ongoing discrimination and unequal treatment continue to affect women and girls worldwide. The International Women's Day serves as a reminder to all actors to ensure respect for women’ rights and prevent violence and abuses against women. Still today, there is a need for encouraging a safe and peaceful environment free of repression and violence in which women and girls at all levels can obtain equality and can fully contribute to and benefit from the positive effects of development.
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) will deliver a Symposium on “Addressing vulnerabilities, increasing access to services: how to mainstream gender into policy and practice of substance use prevention treatment and rehabilitation” at the ”First European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies”, organized by the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Portuguese Government.
A new Report on “The Impacts of the Crisis on Gender Equality and Women’s Wellbeing in European Union (EU) Mediterranean Countries” has been presented at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 18 September 2014. The Report, prepared by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and with the involvement of researchers from France, Greece, Italy and Spain includes the findings of the gendered impact of the crisis and its consequences for women in the EU Mediterranean Basin.
Gender Equality, Development and Women’s Rights in the EU Mediterranean Basin in the Years of Financial, Political and Social Crisis
The economic instability affecting many segments of societies in the European Union’s Mediterranean basin has had a negative impact on many people, particularly women. Historically, economic recessions as well as socio-political instability have placed a disproportionate burden on women. In many contexts women are more likely than men to be vulnerable, especially in terms of working conditions.