Making Social Policy Work for Women

Organization(s): UN WOMEN
Year: 2015

Social policy is fundamental to the quest for social justice, women’s rights and gender equality. Defined broadly as a set of public interventions that affect the welfare and well-being of citizens, social policy is typically understood to cover issues such as income security, health, housing and education. It is therefore crucial to the reduction of poverty and inequality, the strengthening of human capabilities and the realization of human rights, the enjoyment of which has long been enshrined in international human rights treaties.


This is the third chapter of Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights.

Social Protection and Human Rights