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

Asia and the Pacific

Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality!

On 27 September, the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action. Governments have made concrete national commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. Among 80 Member States globally that have stepped it up, 19 are from Asia and the Pacific region... More

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    Youth's Voice

    Suddenly, they start shouting and throwing pebbles and rocks in the direction of that hole... Rukhsana, a young Afghan woman standing in that hole, was dead in the name of “honour”!... More

  • Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

    From the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action to the historic adoption of the sustainable development goals with a strong gender equality focus and Nigeria banning female genital mutilation, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world this year... More

  • Dame Commander of the British Empire, Professor Henrietta L. Moore

    UN Women Regional Office for Asia Pacific is delighted to announce that feminist theorist, Professor Henrietta L. Moore, was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to social sciences. Professor Moore has been... More

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    What Is a Real Man - A 'Mard'?

    None of this: Eighteen-inch biceps. A moustache that supposedly proclaims your virility. 'Showing appreciation' by leering at girls on the streets. And stalking and harassing a woman until she 'falls in love' with you or hitting your wife or your partner; none of this defines a 'mard', which is the Hindi word for 'man'. Here's what does... More

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    Women and International Migrants Day

    UN Women and ILO are calling on ASEAN governments, institutions and recruitment agencies managing labour migration to take concrete actions to prevent the exploitation... More

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    To walk the streets of Quezon City without fear of violence against women

    With more than 3 million inhabitants, Quezon is one of the most populous of the 16 cities that make up Metropolitan Manila. It also has one of the largest rates of urban poverty and... 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

Community of Change makers

An online Interactive Platform for key stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, court personnel, civil society organisations, advocates and scholars... See 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