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

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

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    Youth's Voice

    “…….because you are girl.” This is a common answer for a girl’s queries. Although I grew up in a relatively open-minded family, I was restricted to do many things just because I am a girl. There were times when I wished not to be a girl and be able to... More

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    Judging with a Gender Perspective

    “There is ample evidence that judicial transparency is key for women to be able to claim their rights and that lack of transparency also limits judiciaries themselves in assessing and addressing discriminatory attitudes within their own ranks” said Roberta Clarke... More

  • Pakistan’s first ever challenge to provide women with safe transportation

    Did you know that Pakistani men on average spend five per cent of their income on transport while Pakistani women on average spend 50 per cent of their income on commuting to and from work?... More

  • UN Women and Valencia Club de Football work for gender equality in China

    UN Women and VCF recently launched a partnership for the promotion of gender equality around the world. The team will visit China to participate on a friendly match with Bayern Munich... More

  • New report from UN Women launches in Pakistan

    Just imagine, at the current pace of progress, a girl born today will be an 81 year old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be the CEO of a company. That is an excruciatingly long time to wait for equality and fair... More

It can be prevented

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world—a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can and will live free from violence”... Read more

We must all have zero tolerance for violence


"We must all have zero tolerance for violence against women and girls and work in partnership and with urgency to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. This is a moral imperative for people everywhere,” said Ms. Clarke in her speech... Read 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