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

UN Women Asia Pacific : Annual Report 2014

Throughout the year, our work reached the most marginalized women and girls across 32 countries in Asia-Pacific. We utilized a range of approaches to advocate for gender equality. This Annual Report, the first to be produced by the UN Women Regional Office... More

  • Men cook up a storm in HeForShe Cooking Contest

    “I am a man and I love cooking. Sharing responsibility and doing housework is a normal thing in my family. Now in Viet Nam, more and more men do house work and take care of children to... More

  • Beijing+20: Youth's Voice

    Let's us listen to young girls and boys to express their thoughts and opinions for developing gender equality in their homes and communities. Check out our latest blog posted by Fasiha Farrukh about women’s rights and land rights in Pakistan... More

  • Safe markets for women vendors

    Women represent nearly 80 per cent of Port Moresby's market vendors are. For many of them, selling vegetables is their only source of daily subsistence, and yet markets are not a safe place for them... More

  • Political declaration on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women

    Governments in the Asia and Pacific region have, this week, re-committed to eliminating discrimination against women and girls, with the unanimous adoption of a political declaration at the Commission on the Status of Women, currently underway in New York... More

  • Beijing+20 in Asia Pacific | UPDATES

    Latest information of the Beijing+20 in Asia Pacific

    Check out this space for the latest information and updates on the Beijing+20 Regional Review. Get involved and join us to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment in Asia-Pacific! ... More

  • Special technical course for female military officers

    UN Women in India in partnership with Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping develops a pilot course for female military officers... More

Progress of the World’s Women

Bangkok Post's Op-ed: Women do have jobs, globally they are paid 24 per cent less than men, on average. For the most part, the world’s women are in low-salaried, insecure occupations... Read more

Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific


Gender equality is everybody’s business. But there is no doubt, given the reach and influence of the media, that members of the media have great responsibility to portray women and men in diverse and balanced ways... Read more


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‘No More Silence’

Video calls to stop the silence about violence against women and girls in Laos... more