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Asia and the Pacific

Launch of the UN Women Global HeForShe Campaign in China

UN Women China launched HeForShe campaign at Tsinghua University on 12 April 2015 with Chinese celebrities declaring their commitment to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment... 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

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    CSW59 – Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action

    The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015... 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

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..

#HeForShe in Asia and the Pacific

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