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The “Gender-Transformative Parenting Manual” aims at enhancing the adoption of gender transformative practices to create more gender equitable spaces at home through challenging stereotypical gender norms and encouraging men and boys to participate in the unpaid care and domestic work; in addition to emphasizing the importance of couples’ communication and promoting full access to women’s economic and educational rights. It also promotes positive behavioral change through empowerment, highlighting individuals as change agents and focusing on increasing their abilities and knowledge of gender-equitable parenting. It targets national and local stakeholders in efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.
This brief paper jointly developed by UN Women and WHO summarizes principles and recommendations to those planning to embark on data collection on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It responds to the needs and challenges to adhere to methodological, ethical and safety principles in the context of the physical distancing and staying at home measures imposed in many countries.