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

Asia and the Pacific

Nepal: A year after the earthquakes

As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions... 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

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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! - Soumya from southern India who uses Internet and mobile phone networking to disseminate information to demand their rights and entitlements.. More

  • HeForShe Corner

    A space for men and boys to express themselves in support for gender equality. From students to diplomats, from celebrities to farmers, from politicians to sports stars, everyone is welcome to stand up and pledge their commitment. UPDATE! Ambassador Philip Calvert... More

  • International Women's Day around Asia-Pacific

    From film festivals to marathons, women and men around the region are taking part in events and raising awareness of women's rights in honour of International Women's Day... 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

  • Family Violence Law takes a historical step forward

    Almost one in four married Chinese women have experienced domestic violence, many women victims of domestic violence choose to remain silent...data on violence against children, it is also difficult to determine the scale of... More

Happy International Women's Day

In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”...  More

Giant Step for Humankind

UN Women welcomes the passage of the Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2015 by the Punjab Assembly on 24 February 2016. The introduction of this bill, which is arguably among the strongest pieces of legislation to ... more

Community of Change Makers

An online Interactive Platform for key stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, court personnel, civil society organisations, advocates and scholars... More

Gender Equality is more than a GOAL

Gender Equality, it self is more than a GOAL. It is the precondition for ending poverty, building peaceful society and achieving sustainable development... more