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

Asia and the Pacific

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Right

A major report from UN Women, released in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality... More

  • UPDATE: Market vendors return to Marobe Market in Vanuatu

    Marobe Market House officially re-opened on April 2, almost three weeks after Category Five Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the island nation. It was the first market to re-open for fresh produce sellers, the result of a UN Women-facilitated agreement between Port Vila Municipality and Shefa Provincial Government, under the oversight of the Department of Local Authorities... 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

  • Senel Wanniarachchi, Journalist and women’s rights activist

    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 Senel Wanniarachchi, a journalist and women’s rights activist from Sri Lanka... More

Bangkok Post's Op-ed: Progress of the World’s Women


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

Empowering women empowers all humanity – An op-ed on Malaysia


International Women’s Day gives us all the opportunity to commemorate the achievements in ending discrimination against women. Read her op-ed published in Malaysia...


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Conversation with Emma

Emma Watson speaks about gender equality on International Women's Day... More..