Welcome to our March newsletter!
In this issue we share a collection of gender-related resources and the latest news from our platform! Join us for an event on disability, and listen to our new podcast episodes, including a bonus edition about refugees fleeing from Ukraine. Register for a webinar on South-South cooperation. Discover the STAAR project, and read a publication about social protection responses to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. We also invite you to meet the new Ambassadors of our platform! 
Upcoming Event
Disability – Social Protection – Inclusion: Dialogue for Change
ILO, UNICEF, IDA and partners 

16-17 March 2022
Access now
Join us for two days of technical sessions addressing the design and implementation of disability-inclusive social protection policies, programmes, and delivery mechanisms. The e-conference will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic in most sessions, as well as Sign Language Interpretation and captioning. Register now.
Upcoming Webinar 
The role of South-South and triangular cooperation in addressing the triple burden of malnutrition in children and its potential contribution to achieving national SDG 2 targets 
UNICEF, WFP, AUDA-NEPAD 

17 March | 08:00 (GMT-4)
Register now
Social Protection Podcast
Episode #10 | UBI and Social Protection Systems — The second episode of the two-part series discussing Universal Basic Income (UBI) focuses on the ways UBIs fit within social protection systems: are they affordable? Are they equitable? Are they feasible? Got curious? Listen now
Episode #11 | Social Protection for Ukrainian Refugees — For this bonus edition, we invited Susanne Klink, from UNHCR in Europe, to explain how cash-based humanitarian assistance and social protection systems in neighbouring countries to Ukraine are responding to the refugee crisis.
Publications
Blog
Practical assistance with gender-responsive social protectionby C. Maugham (DAI, STAAR Facility)

The team behind SPACE is launching the new STAAR Facility, an on-demand technical assistance service focused on helping governments and their partners with embedding sensitivity to the needs of women and girls into social protection programmes.
 
This blog is a special contribution for this edition on gender
Ambassadors Programme 2022
socialprotection.org, UNV — The 9th edition of the Ambassadors Programme is on! This year, 202 people from 63 countries have applied. Meet the 24 new socialprotection.org Ambassadors and the six leaders, coming from 19 countries, who will be joining us for our 3-month volunteer programme. 
e-Learning
ASP Series 1: Programmes and Delivery Systems
socialprotection.org, IPC-IG, GIZ — Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) helps vulnerable households manage risks from covariate shocks. Want to learn more about resilience building and shock responsiveness? You have until 31 March to take the first course of the ASP Series!
Academic Opportunities
Master: Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems 
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences | Deadline: 31/03/2022 
 
Call for papers: “Unconditional Basic Income in Portugal: How Can We Afford It?” 
Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society (CEPS) | Deadline: 25/04/2022 
Job and Internship Opportunities
Consultancy: Development and Delivery of a Social Protection Training 
UNDP | Apia | Deadline: 18/03/2022 
 

Internship: Statistical Analysis, Poverty Reduction, Inequality, Social Protection 
UNESCAP | Bangkok | Deadline: 05/07/2022 
Social protection as a tool for gender equality
To celebrate the International Women’s Day, we have selected a variety of gender-related resources. Read recent publications and learn from a special blog contribution by UNICEF and UN Women. Join an Online Community on gender-responsive social protection, and explore the details of a Nepalese programme focused on widows and single women. Finally, watch a video addressing the design of gender-sensitive social protection systems. Enjoy your reading!
Publications 
Access a selection of other publications on gender and social protection,
curated by the socialprotection.org team and partners
Blog
2022: The Year Social Protection Ups Its Game? Putting Gender Equality at the Heart of What We Doby R. Graham-Goulder, UNICEF; S. Staab, UN Women; Z. Nesbitt-Ahmed, UNICEF

Most social protection policies and programmes have long been gender-blind globally, even during COVID-19. Yet there is a window of opportunity for change. Read three concrete priorities from UNICEF and UN Women on what we need to change in 2022.
 
This blog is a special contribution for this edition on gender
Online Community 
The Gender-Responsive Social Protection OC has 210 members from around the globe. Browse a selection of webinars, publications and other resources about gender, interrelated to different topics, such as COVID-19, cash transfers, disaster and crisis, and maternal health. To join this OC, become a member of socialprotection.org.
Programme Profiles
Single Women's Allowance (SWA) 
Government of Nepal
 
In Nepal, it is common for unmarried women and girls who have lost their fathers to be unable to provide for themselves. Therefore, since 2010, the Single Women's Allowance (SWA) programme provides a monthly cash transfer to young single women, besides targeting other socially and/or economically vulnerable groups, such as widows and single women aged 60 years and over.
 
Past Webinar 
Changing the mindset – turning the theory into practice: Incorporating gender-sensitivity into linked humanitarian cash and social protection interventions 
UNICEF, IFRC, FCDO, WFP 

19 August 2021
Multimedia
Video | How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems UNESCAP

This animation examines how the design of social protection systems can help recognise and compensate for low earnings, informality and interruptions in paid worka reality that disproportionately impacts women.
Read a related publication on the design of gender-sensitive social protection systems