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

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Generation Equality

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life.... More

  • Durga Sob. Photo: UN Women/Emad Karim

    From where I stand...

    Durga Sob is a Nepalese activist who founded the Feminist Dalit Organization. She is among the 500 activists meeting in Tunisia to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, nearly 25 years... More

  • Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of MOLISA at the two-day workshop in Hai Phong. Photo: MOLISA

    UN Women supports Viet Nam’s review on the implementation of Beijing +25

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) with the support of UN Women have discussed and prepared for Viet Nam’s review report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights... More

  • Head of UN Women in Timor-Leste Ms. Sunita Caminha, and General Director from State Secretary of Equality and Inclusion. Photo: UN Women/Helio Dearaujo

    Civil service takes big steps to end workplace sexual harassment in Timor-Leste

    In a meeting with the president of the Civil Service Commission in early 2016, Sunita Caminha was about to propose a partnership to promote more women in public administration. But the Commission president, Faustino Cardoso Gomes told UN Women team of the challenge of sexual harassment in the civil service and the need for guidelines... More

  • Humanitarian workers in Myanmar race to strengthen their skills on gender equality

    Race to strengthen their skills on gender equality

    Humanitarian staff may not have expected to be running at a training workshop. But a Gender Relay Race was one of several interactive exercises at the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Training-of-Trainers (ToT) Workshop... More

  • Photo: ASEAN

    ASEAN renews partnership with UNICEF, UN Women

    ASEAN renewed partnership with UNICEF and UN Women following a cooperation review at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta from 9 to 10 May... More

  • Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Monica Shahanara, Director of UN discussed the progress and challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Photo: UN Women

    Bangladesh reviews implementation of women’s rights agenda in the last 25 years

    Seventy-two officials representing twenty-four ministries from the Government of Bangladesh met in Dhaka to review and discuss the progress and challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) after 25 years of its adoption... More

  • ‘REACH’ Mobile Service Delivery – Taking Stock for Future

    The REACH pilot initiative provided more than 2,700 government services during its 10-day mobile service delivery program, reaching 17 communities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua Islands... More

  • Photo: Courtesy of Oceania Rugby

    Get Into Rugby PLUS

    Through the Get into Rugby PLUS training, the coaches learn to focus on human rights, challenge gender stereotypes, prevent violence against women and girls, and integrate life skills and rugby skills activities... More

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Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri 

Mohammad NACIRI has been recently appointed as the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Regional Director of UN Women in the Arab States. From 2012 to 2015, Mohammad Naciri was the Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in the Arab States. Mohammad has extensive experience in the region and in gender and development issues. Read more

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Progress of the World’s Women 2019

The next edition of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women, will be launched on 25 June 2019. The report theme, “Families in a changing world”, explores how laws, policies, and public action can support families in ways that enable women’s rights to resources, bodily integrity, and voice. Through high-quality research, innovative data analysis, and compelling case studies... Read more

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UN Women Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2017-2018

UN Women Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2017-2018

Without gender equality, our collective ambition for sustainable development will falter, not just for women, but for everyone. At UN Women, we support and create spaces for women and men around the region who are determined to realize a different future– one where all women, without exception, are able to realize their rights and full potential, freed from the constraints of discrimination... Read more

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This #WomensDay, we’re innovating for change

What does it mean to innovate? From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality