Management Response

: Regional Office for Americas and the Caribbean (Panama)
: 2014 - 2017 , Regional Office for Americas and the Caribbean (Panama) (RO)
: Access to Justice as a prevention mechanism to EVAW Regional Evaluation
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: Regional Office for Americas and the Caribbean (Panama)
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The evaluation highlighted UN Women's strategic approach to enhancing access to justice for women and girls in in Latin America, documenting innovative approaches and four case studies at country level that document the significance of the achievements in each different context

: Approved
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean: Provide a regional programmatic framework, adaptable to national specificities and rooted in a global vision of States’ international and regional obligations as regards access to justice, which connects the realization of women’s rights at every step throughout access to justice
Management Response: UN Women has a wealth of strategic documents and the Americas and the Caribbean region has already started implementing the regional programme to address femicide. While a regional framework exists, the RO can agree with country offices on the use of common strategic documents so that the work at regional level is aligned
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Relevance
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
RO will consolidate a regional strategy ensuring CO alignment and based on existing documents RO and COs 2018/12 Initiated
RO will continue to work to ensure adequate funding that supports the consolidation of a common strategy at regional and country levels RO and COs 2018/12 Ongoing
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean: Promote a common approach to work in all country offices, based on three pillars: human rights, gender equality and intersectionality
Management Response: As per the evaluation's conclusions human rights, gender equality and intersectionality are the basis of UN Women's work and with demonstrable results. The three pillars are already in place what the regional work needs is alignment
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
In consultation with Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico COs develop a framework on access to justice for indigenous women and girls RO and COs 2018/12 Not Initiated
Follow-up on specific recommendations from CSW 2017 where indigenous women is the emergent topic and from the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017 RO 2018/12 Ongoing
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean: Produce tools, reports and protocols that guide the offices’ advocacy work in line with regional protocol for investigation into femicides/feminicides
Management Response: This is a very high priority for the RO, however, resources are very limited
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Model legislation on femicide disseminated RO and COs 2017/12 Ongoing
Support the adaptation of Model femicide protocol in Argentina and Honduras RO and COs 2017/12 Ongoing
Identify new publications and knowledge products from country offices RO and COs 2017/12 Ongoing
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean: Intensify the work in facilitating spaces for women’s organizations to collaborate with UN Women and among themselves at the regional level
Management Response: A new initiative launched in December 2016 is a breakthrough in the support to women human rights defenders and top level regional and global discussion on how to protect women human rights defenders. It is called the Protocol of Hope and UN Women has provided seed funding for an international protocol for the investigation of threats to human rights defenders, in colaboration with IM defensoras, Awid, Jass, CEjil, and Oxfam
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1st meeting on protocol for the Investigation of threats to human rights defenders RO and COs 2016/12 Completed
Dissemination for 1st products for validation by country offices RO and COs 2017/12 Ongoing
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Country Offices: Complement the mapping of receptive and strategic institutions performed by country offices with the identification of partner institutions (and people) who occupy key positions in the public power structure (legislative, executive, judicial), including the identification of the strategic role for each instance, the detection of the capacity to connect or to build bridges with others which are also fundamental for work in access to justice
Management Response: The findings of the evaluation show that there is a very strategic approach of UN Women and its key partners. The issue is not one of mapping, but of resources to take and scale highly succesful work that the evaluation documented
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Relevance
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Update of the mapping of receptive and strategic institutions for the region RO and COs 2017/12 Ongoing
Selection of 2 COs to implement recommendation COs 2018/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Country Offices: Strengthen advocacy to institutionalize good practice: the example of the training
Management Response: Regional Office can collect the courses and seek an alliance with UN Women Global Training Centre and other partners to develop the trainings. However, this is also dependent on availability of resources
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
In coordination with COs who have these courses, prepare a strategy for institutionalization at country level RO in collaboration with COs in Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil and others who have developed such courses 2018/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Country Offices: Push to facilitate indigenous women, women of African descent and rural women’s right to access justice
Management Response: There is a very big opportunity for UN Women to work with these groups and the work will continue dependent on resources
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Following recommendation 2, prepare a strategy for work in this area, in coordination with Guatemala and Brazil COs RO and Brazil and Guatemala COs 2018/12 Initiated
Support resource mobilization efforts RO and COs 2018/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean and Country Offices: Promote strategic litigation as a transformation tool
Management Response: UN Women sees a lot of potential on this pioneering area of work and will continue to strengthen it dependent on resources
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Identify opportunities for enhanced work in this area RO 2018/06 No Longer Applicable
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean and Country Offices: Take advantage of accumulated experience in accountability tools that some country offices have
Management Response: This is a priority area for UN Women and will be strengthen dependent on resources
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable, Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities, Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mexico CO experience on administrative records and the inclusion of indicators in surveys on the prevalence of violence, could be replicated by other COs with the aim to develop advocacy work with the respective institutions responsible for the generation of data at the country level. RO will support this initiative. Mexico CO and RO 2018/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Recommendations for the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean and Country Offices: Design a knowledge management strategy that makes the work undertaken visible, facilitate exchange of lessons learned and encourage that these be replicated between countries
Management Response: This is a priority area for UN Women and will be strengthened dependent on resources
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Knowledge management
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
ACRO Knowledge Management Strategy covers all priority areas, including access to justice RO 2017/12 Ongoing