Resources: Toolkits

This tool is designed to support countries as they design and implement national health sector strategies in compliance with obligations and commitments. The tool focuses on practical options and poses critical questions for policy-makers to identify gaps and opportunities in the review or reform of health sector strategies as well as other sectoral initiatives. It is expected that using this tool will generate a national multi-stakeholder process and a cross-disciplinary dialogue to address human rights and gender equality in health sector activities.
Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption.
This handbook “Corporate Agenda of Sustainable Development: Toward Responsible Business 2.0”, which was developed by the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Task Force on Banking and Finance, aims to promote socially responsible business practices and corporate sustainability among banks and financial institutions, and others, responsible for facilitating the enhancement of productivity in the regional business community.
‘Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement’s goal is to enable institutions, programmes, and project teams to strategically and meaningfully engage girls as equal and active participants in the leadership and development of their communities, nations, and the world. This is not a programme design toolkit, it is a comprehensive resource that will answer the why, how, and when related to safe and effective adolescent girl engagement.   For more information, refer to http://goo.gl/jda1OZ.  
Overcoming malnutrition in all of its forms - caloric undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity - requires a combination of interventions in different areas that guarantee the availability of and access to healthy diets. Among the key areas, interventions are required in food systems, public health systems and the provision of safe water and sanitation. This pocketbook not only focuses on indicators of food security and nutritional outcomes but also on the determinants that contribute to healthy lives.
‘The Role of Parliamentarians in Ending Child Marriage’ aims to provide Members of Parliaments (MPs) with an overview of what child marriage is, including its prevalence around the world, key drivers and consequences. Specific focus is placed on existing legal instruments that prohibit the practice, as well as concrete recommendations for MPs to take action, not only in Parliament, but also in their constituencies and internationally. 
The interaction of law and poverty is a focus of the work on sex work of the Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme of the Institute of Development Studies. As part of that work it has produced an online map of brief, accurate summaries of the laws and regulations that address female sex work across the world. The impact of law on sex workers' rights claims for social and economic equality has increasingly come into focus in recent years as a wave of law reforms and campaigns and proposals for reform have triggered national and international debates.
This toolkit aims to provide Members of Parliaments (MPs) with an overview of what child marriage is, including its prevalence around the world, key drivers and consequences. Specific focus is placed on existing legal instruments that prohibit the practice, as well as concrete recommendations for MPs to take action, not only in Parliament, but also in their constituencies and internationally. 
This tool offers practical advice on implementing HIV and STI programmes for and with sex workers. Topics covered include approaches and principles to building programmes that are led by the sex worker community, how to implement the recommended condom and lubricant programming, and other crucial health-care interventions for HIV prevention, treatment and care, how to manage programmes and build the capacity of sex worker organizations. The tool contains examples of good practice from around the world that may support efforts in planning programmes and services.
The purpose of the ‘Guidebook on CEDAW General Recommendation No. 30 and the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security’ is to increase knowledge on both sets of frameworks and expand understanding of how the Convention and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions can be implemented in congruent ways and used to strengthen and reinforce each instrument's efficacy. The Guidebook provides an overview of the reporting and monitoring mechanisms inherent to both GR30 and the WPS resolutions, in order to enhance accountability for both frameworks.

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