Exploring policy measures to address the disempowering effects of social assistance schemes on women

Weekly Social Protection Links: 04 September 2020

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to improve the access to and delivery of social protection in crises and the COVID-19 advocacy paper. This is written for signatories of the Grand Bargain, particularly those engaged in the cash sub-working group on social protection and humanitarian cash.


Financing gender-responsive social protection

Realising rights: How can social protection advance gender equality?

The seminar will provide participants with an overview of EU gender equality legislation as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its large case law on this topic.

Key topics


Expanding access to good practices on Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis (EMTCT) through South-South Cooperation

During the course of the Initiative, EU-SPS worked to-wards bringing social protection and gender equality agendas together. This work intensified during the last year 2018-19 when EU-SPS/Finland agreed to support UN-Women’s efforts in introducing social protection as one of the key tools to promote gender equality and to empower women, globally and particularly in Africa.


The politics of gender-responsive social protection

Q&A: The politics of gender responsive social protection