Situational analysis of women and girls in the MENA and Arab States region
UNICEF, UN Women, ESCWA, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNDP, FAO, WFP, WHO, Plan International, Terre des Hommes
The situation of women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Arab States regions remains unresolved. Incremental progress has been documented, yet the pace is slow and does not reflect the commitments made to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, nor to address the challenges of the region.
Making use of close to 1000 regional and country-level resources, this report is a collaborative initiative led by UNICEF in partnership with ESCWA, FAO, UN Women, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, Plan International, and Terre des Hommes.
It consolidates existing pieces of research and analysis to present a comprehensive picture of the life journey of girls and women in region. Using a life cycle approach, the report portraits the status of women and girls in the region through the pillars of 1. Health and Well-being; 2. Learning and Livelihoods; 3. Freedom from Violence and Access to Justice; 4. Participation and Leadership.