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


Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

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    Voices of Youth from Asia-Pacific

    Let's us listen to young boys and girls to express their thoughts and opinions for developing gender equality in their homes and communities. UPDATE! - Ilham who was born, raised and lives in the Southern Thailand, shares her idea on how a young girl can involve in building a peaceful society... More

  • From where I stand: Graciana Da Silva

    A single mother among 319 women who ran in recent nationwide elections for village chief in Timor-Leste, and founder of the non-government Moris Foun Foundation, which helps women and children... More

  • UNiTE Song Contest

    "People see domestic violence as a private matter and this public perception makes talking about ending violence against women difficult." Zolboo from the Forever Young Crew in Mongolia says during the interview... More

  • ‘We must write our own legend’

    “Keep on fighting,” UN Women Executive Director has told female Members of Parliament of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville as they shared stories of breaching barriers and rising to political leadership in societies plagued... More

  • ‘HeForShe has set me free’

    As HeForShe Champion, Pop singer Hoang Bach talked with experts that “It is a whole new perspective. Most important of all, HeForShe has set me free..." More

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    Triumphing gender stereotypes with skills

    Q&A with Hajra Khan, Captain of Pakistan’s Female National Football Team, and first Pakistani female football player to try out for three professional German Bundesliga clubs... More

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Op-Ed: Empowering Women Workers for a better ASEAN

Women comprise nearly half of all intra-ASEAN migrant workers, and the percentage continues to grow, according to official data. However, this can be a significant underestimation due to the large presence of... More

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Women Migrant Workers in the Asean Economic Community

Free movement of skilled labour, which takes into account relevant domestic regulations and market demand conditions, is a key component of this regional economic integration agenda. ASEAN main destination countries... Read more

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UN Women Asia-Pacific - Interactive Annual Report 2015

Our first interactive Annual Report 2015 highlights our key achievements Across the 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region... Read More

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