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Released a day ahead of the official launch of UN Women, A Blueprint for UN Women outlines the views of 100 civil society organizations working in 75 countries on women’s human rights, gender equality and social justice, on the role UN Women should play. Commissioned by Oxfam and VSO UK, the survey findings send a clear message that UN Women must deliver on its promise and work with governments to ensure accountability for delivering rights equality and development for women. The foundation of UN Women provides a historic opportunity to transform the lives of women and girls. To deliver results, UN Women must target the most urgent issues for women and absorb the lessons of the past. As it becomes operational, UN Women should build these priorities and new approach into its structures and systems.
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    Report A blueprint for UN Women   What does civil society at country level expect from the new UN women’s agency?    Copyright: Oxfam and VSO UK Author: Daniela Rosche, Oxfam Novib Copyeditor: Jo Griffin Acknowledgements This survey and report are a joint project by Oxfam and VSO UK. We would like to thank the Gender and Development Network (GADN) for its contribution to the project. The survey interviews and data collection were carried out by MDF Training & Consultancy in the Netherlands. We are very grateful to Dr Martijn Meeter of the Free University of Amsterdam for advising on the survey design and his contribution to analysing the survey data. Our partners, who work tirelessly for women’s rights and gender equality in often difficult circumstances, are the reason for this project. We are hugely grateful to the civil society organisations we interviewed for the survey. It was a heartwarming experience to see that, despite the geographical distances between our partners and their different agendas, a commitment to the future of UN Women and women’s rights and gender equality is both shared and universal. For more information, or to comment on this report, email daniela.rosche@oxfamnovib.nl  February 2011      Table of Contents Page 3 Table of Contents LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS...................................................................................................4   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY........................................................................................................5   INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................7   SECTION 1: KEY PRIORITIES FOR WOMEN AT COUNTRY LEVEL..................................9   1.1   W HAT DID WE ASK ?.....................................................................................................................9   1.2   V IOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN .......................................................................................................12   1.3   W OMEN IN DECISION - MAKING ROLES ..........................................................................................13   1.4   A CCESS TO RELIABLE JUSTICE SYSTEMS ....................................................................................13   1.5   E CONOMIC EMPOWERMENT .......................................................................................................14   1.6   O THER PRIORITIES ....................................................................................................................15   SECTION 2: HOW SHOULD UN WOMEN WORK AT COUNTRY LEVEL?........................17   2.1   T HE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH OTHER UN  AGENCIES .........................................................17   2.2   UN   W OMEN ’ S PARTNERS ..........................................................................................................18   2.3   W ORKING WITH GOVERNMENTS .................................................................................................18   2.4   W ORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CIVIL SOCIETY ..........................................................................20   2.5   W OMEN ’ S RIGHTS ACROSS THE UN...........................................................................................22   CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS.......................................................................24   ANNEX 1 METHODOLOGY.................................................................................................26   S URVEY DESIGN .............................................................................................................................26   H OW THE SURVEY WAS CARRIED OUT ..............................................................................................27   S URVEY R ISKS ...............................................................................................................................29   S URVEY Q UESTIONS .......................................................................................................................30  
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