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ADB, UN WOMEN to partner on study to track progress on Gender Equality in Asia

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) announced today that they will collaborate on a study that will track Asia and the Pacific’s progress in meeting its gender equality goals under the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework which will run to 2030. The study will focus on the gender equality goal, SDG Goal 5, but will also include all goals and targets that aim to... More

UN Women Chief leads Philippines dialogue on “Economies that Work for Women”

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UN Women Philippines, in cooperation with the Philippine Commission on Women, is organizing a High-Level Dialogue on ‘Economies that Work for Women’ in conjunction with the visit of United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The Dialogue will provide an opportunity to discuss the research and recommendations of UN Women’s Flagship Report, Progress of the World’s Women (POWW) 2015-2016:... More

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It is estimated that there are more than 370 million indigenous people across 70 countries worldwide. Indigenous women face many forms of discrimination and violence, both as women and as indigenous peoples, and face different obstacles in overcoming these issues daily. The focus of this year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples [9 August] is... More

Improving Women’s Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

UN Women Indonesia, in partnership with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, and Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence Against Women convened a National Workshop with the National Human Rights Mechanisms on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Women’s Human Rights on... More

Indigenous women learn about their rights in the Philippines

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Dibabawon indigenous people live in the remote Calinogan community of Compostela Valley Province, Mindanao. I travelled for seven hours from Manila, by plane, car, and finally on a local ‘skylab’ motorbike along unpaved roads through lush forests, to reach this community of 256 people. I was there to... More

Charting a course for Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UN Women, in cooperation with SoSS, recently hosted a workshop to launch the process of developing a NAP on Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This historical resolution calls on states to ensure that women participate in conflict resolution and peace-building processes from the grassroots up to the national and international levels, that they are better protected from human rights violations, and that women have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination. More

National Workshop on Improving Women’s Human Rights (WHR) in Mindanao

17 October 2013 - 18 October 2013

Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

GFMD Preparatory Workshop on International Migrant Domestic Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development: Action to Expand Global Practice in the Asian Region

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Over 60 delegates from nineteen countries of migrant origin and destination, 4 international organisations and 2 regional civil society organisations, at a Preparatory Workshop for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2012, the world’s pre-eminent dialogue on international migration, pledged to make human rights a reality for the world’s migrant domestic care workers, the majority of whom are women. More

The Opening Session of the Preparatory GFMD Workshop, The Philippines

Monday, October 15, 2012

Speech by Ms Roberta Clarke, Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and Regional Representative in Thailand at the Opening Session of the Preparatory GFMD Workshop on International Migrant Domestic Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development: Action to Expand Global Practice in the Asian Region, 15-16 October 2012, Manila, The Philippines More

Working Like a Slave, Eating Like a King

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An initiation of self-help groups, collectives of women and men who work together to produce agricultural products, raise livestock, fish, and even create bricks for infrastructural development has changed not only the financial situation, but the gender division of labour of many communities in poverty-stricken Memo village of Timor-Leste. More

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