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

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

Asia and the Pacific

I want to live in peace
I want to live in peace

In the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya women who have fled violence in Myanmar, share stories of loss and hopes of recovery... More

  • TAKE FIVE: Beena Pallical


    Gender equality is crucially linked with overall equality in society, and reducing gender inequality is crucial for improving economic efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability... More

  • TAKE FIVE: Beena Pallical

    I'm a Dalit, I'm untouchable

    Dalits have restricted access to services across the region, whether those are health services, clean drinking water or education says Beena Pallical... More

  • TAKE FIVE: Beena Pallical

    This land is mine

    Now, for the first time in my life I can say something is mine. This land, as far as the eye can see is mine—this paper says so. This is my land and I am its queen! I am excitedly waiting for my tough farming days to pay off... More

  • I’m ashamed to say I hit her once, but I’ve reformed.

    I’m ashamed to say I hit her once, but I’ve reformed.

    Now a proud member of the Male Advocates Club, Tam Kim tells us that he no longer behaves violently, and refuses to contribute to a culture of harmful masculinity... More

  • Chitsanupong Nithiwana, a 23-year-old Thai transwoman who dreams to become an international journalist. Photo: Courtesy of Chitsanupong Nithiwana

    Voices of Youth from Asia-Pacific

    Chitsanupong raises the question of the acceptance of LGBTIQ people within the Thai society... More

  • Gender Equal Peaceful World

    YouTube star PIKOTARO follows up his viral sensation “PPAP” with a new hit to promote women’s empowerment and peace, “Gender Equal Peaceful World”, and is interviewed by UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Miwa Kato. #GEPW... More

  • Ring the Bell for Gender Equality | Thailand

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signaled its commitment to further promote business practices that give women greater equality and leadership in listed companies... More

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    Sweden joins UNEP and UN Women to build climate resilient Asia-Pacific

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Government of Sweden is joining forces with UN Women and UNEP to ensure fulfilment of human rights and gender equality in climate change and disasters risk reduction efforts in line with the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework and the SDGs... More

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In this edition, we highlight events and activities around Asia-Pacific to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2018 and much more stories around the region... Read more

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THE TRIAL OF RAPE: Understanding the criminal justice system response to sexual violence in Thailand and Viet Nam

This study, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, seeks to analyze how the varying criminal justice systems in Thailand and Viet Nam respond to reported cases of rape and sexual assault, and to identify the key institutional factors associated with the disposition of cases... Read more

ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use
ASEAN VAWG Data Guidelines

These ASEAN VAWG Data Guidelines bring together leading guidance on the collection of the three main types of VAWG data – administrative data, prevalence data and costing data. These guidelines offer a special emphasis on administrative data on VAWG as little guidance is currently available... Read more

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