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Photo: UN Women/Allison Joyce
Photo Essay: "I want to live in peace"

In the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya women who have fled violence in Myanmar, share stories of loss and hopes of recovery... More

  • Deputy Minister of Women Affairs during launch of Fifth Report on Implementation of EVAW Law in Kabul. Photo: UN Women/Nangyalai Tanai.

    Translating Data into Action

    Afghan's Government agencies will have timely and reliable data to address cases of violence against women and girls by using data from Afghanistan's first online Violence against Women (VAW) Database... More

  • Japanese singer and YouTube star PIKOTARO performs his new song "Gender Equal Peaceful World" photo: UN Women/STORY CO.,LTD

    Power of comedy

    Through social media and online platforms, the new song reached over 2.2 million people in its first five days, proving that a creative and catchy tune can bring messages of gender equality to a fresh audience. UN Women Asia and the Pacific Regional Director Miwa Kato and team worked with PIKOTARO to develop the lyrics of the song, connecting the concepts of 'gender equality' with a 'peaceful world', and highlighting the links between Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and Goal 16 on peace and justice... More

  • Gender Equal Peaceful World

    YouTube star PIKOTARO follows up his viral sensation “PPAP” with a new hit to promote women’s empowerment and peace, “Gender Equal Peaceful World”, and is interviewed by UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Miwa Kato. #GEPW... More

  • Ring the Bell for Gender Equality | Thailand

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signaled its commitment to further promote business practices that give women greater equality and leadership in listed companies... More

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    Sweden joints UNEP and UN Women to build climate resilient Asia-Pacific

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Government of Sweden is joining forces with UN Women and UNEP to ensure fulfilment of human rights and gender equality in climate change and disasters risk reduction efforts in line with the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework and the SDGs... More

  • Photo: UN Women/Putra Djohan

    HeForShe Run 2018

    5,000 runners gathered at Epiwalk Jakarta in support of gender equality and women's empowerment ahead of International Women's Day, the HeForShe Run 2018 was held by the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) and UN Women... More

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    Voices of Youth from Asia-Pacific

    UPDATE! - Tanyalak said "For a migrant worker from Myanmar, life in Thailand is hard but still happy" Why hard and happy can be together, find out more on her new blog... More

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In this edition, we highlight events and activities around Asia-Pacific to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2018 and much more stories around the region... Read more

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THE TRIAL OF RAPE: Understanding the criminal justice system response to sexual violence in Thailand and Viet Nam

This study, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, seeks to analyze how the varying criminal justice systems in Thailand and Viet Nam respond to reported cases of rape and sexual assault, and to identify the key institutional factors associated with the disposition of cases... Read more

ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use
ASEAN VAWG Data Guidelines

These ASEAN VAWG Data Guidelines bring together leading guidance on the collection of the three main types of VAWG data – administrative data, prevalence data and costing data. These guidelines offer a special emphasis on administrative data on VAWG as little guidance is currently available... Read more

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality