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UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Asia and the Pacific

Timeline: Gender equality, 2016 year in review

From the conviction of a Congolese warlord for crimes against humanity to Argentines taking to the streets to protest femicide and emojis getting a gender boost, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and lighter noteworthy moments from around the world this year. More

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    Triumphing gender stereotypes with skills

    Q&A with Hajra Khan, Captain of Pakistan’s Female National Football Team, and first Pakistani female football player to try out for three professional German Bundesliga clubs... More

  • For the Federation, every day is Orange Day

    Q&A with Stephan Fox, the General-Secretary of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). Muaythai is a sport in which fair play, respect and honour are important values... More

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    Youth's Voice

    Let's us listen to young boys and girls to express their thoughts and opinions for developing gender equality in their homes and communities. UPDATE! - Nikita's blog about Women Peace and Security... More

  • HeForShe Corner

    From students to diplomats, from celebrities to farmers, from politicians to sports stars, everyone is welcome to stand up and pledge one's commitment to work together and take action to create a gender equal world. UPDATE! H.E. Moazzam Malik, the British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste... More

  • Football - changing young women’s lives in Pakistan

    UN Women teamed up with Serena Hotels and hosted a match day to show how football is a powerful tool for social inclusion, gender equality and youth empowerment. Young women and girls from Pakistan’s National... More

  • Riding for Women's Rights

    Covering over 350 km. by bicycle on an adventurous 12-day route, the Ride for Rights team is a group of roughly 25 women, of all ages, who have embarked on this challenge in order to support and raise awareness... More

  • Picturing gender equality in Viet Nam through comics and cartoons

    “My cartoon portrays inequality in the working environment, where gender is never an official criteria but it secretly has influence over chances of recruitment and promotion”, said Ms. Nguyen Vu Xuan Lan, the first prize winner of the “Comic and Cartoon Contest: Gender Equality... More

International Day of the Girl Child

All the limits that you might feel exist in your life, try to take them aside. Because a lot of the “limits” are very much within our mind. And when we are determined to remove those limits, you’ll be very surprised with what you can do... More

Disasters: What’s gender got to do with it?
OP-ED – World Humanitarian Day

In the past 18 months, we have seen two massive cyclones rip through Vanuatu and Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation; homes and livelihoods destroyed, crops wiped out, no clean water, insecure food supply... More

Comic & Cartoon Competition

Planet 50-50 National comic and cartoon competition in Indonesia. The deadline for submission is (extended to) 21 October 2016. More

Interactive Annual Report

UN Women Asia-Pacific in collaboration with governments, the UN system, development partners and civil society actors has developed an interactive report through which you will have access to reports, advocacy tools and publications... More

Featured Publication

UN Women Asia-Pacific - Interactive Annual Report 2015

Our first interactive Annual Report 2015 highlights our key achievements Across the 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region... Read More