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Fund for Gender Equality (FGE)’s 2016 Annual Report

12 July 2017

With less than 13 years to achieve the high ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must move quickly, coming together to realize a more peaceful, prosperous, equal and sustainable world. By 2030, the effects could be transformative, particularly for women and girls. This will depend, above all, on realizing our responsibility to reach the most marginalized communities and address the multiple layers of discrimination and inequality they face. They must not fall through... More

Social Protection for Women and Girls in Viet Nam

05 July 2017

The study report “Social Protection for Women and Girls in Viet Nam” identifies gender specific concerns and challenges in the current social protection system, to assess the implementation of social protection for women and girls up to 2012 in accordance with Resolution 152 on certain social policies, to forecast social protection indicators for women and girls for the period from 2014-2020, and to propose recommendations to enhance women and girls’ participation in... More

Women Migrant Workers in the Asean Economic Community

04 July 2017

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was formally established in December 2015. It is expected that the AEC will boost regional economies by 7.1 per cent and create almost 14 million new jobs. 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 – Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore – have already experienced large... More

Protected or put in harm’s way?

16 June 2017

This study includes a policy mapping of restrictions on women’s migration in ASEAN, and looks in detail at two particular policy restrictions: the 2014 Myanmar ban on migration to any country for domestic work, and the 2011 Cambodia ban on migration to Malaysia for domestic work. These policy restrictions were chosen because these countries are in the scope of the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme and the UN Women project ‘Preventing the Exploitation of Women Migrant Workers in... More

Summing up Success: Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in the Asia Pacific Region

12 June 2017

In addition to the quality assessment of individual reports, the GERAAS system requires a Meta-Analysis of evaluations to capture the key insights from evaluation reports rated ‘satisfactory’ or above according to UN Women standards. This ensures that the body of evidence produced by corporate and decentralized evaluations are synthetized and used to inform corporate-level and decentralized policies and strategies. Whereas the Meta-Evaluation provides a rating of the quality of... More

Assessing the Quality of Evaluations Conducted by UN Women in the Asia and the Pacific Region

12 June 2017

Given the decentralized nature of the organization, the majority of the evaluations supported by UN Women are managed at a decentralized level. To address the organizational demands for good quality and credible evaluations particularly at decentralized level, in 2013, the UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) introduced the Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS). GERAAS is an approach to rating evaluation reports using UN Women, UN Evaluation Group... More

Review of UN Women's evaluation oversight system in Asia and the Pacific

12 June 2017

The UN Women Evaluation Policy came into effect in January 2013 and a new Strategic Plan (2014-2017) was endorsed in September 2013. A landmark System-Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on gender equality and women's empowerment was also adopted that requires annual reporting against a performance indicator on gender-responsive evaluation. Given the decentralized nature of the organization, the majority of the evaluations supported by UN Women are managed at a decentralized level. On average, in Asia... More

Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Asia-Pacific: Putting Victims/Survivors First

08 June 2017

The Government of the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific have joined together to work towards better addressing the needs of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) victims/survivors and their children, including through National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security (NAPs-WPS)... More

Post-war Sri Lanka: Specific needs of sexual violence victims/survivors and children born of rape

08 June 2017

Pressure has been building on addressing the needs of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) survivors in Sri Lanka, but political will is needed to deal with CRSV in a cohesive manner. The proliferation of National Action Plans and policies does not ensure their implementation. Resources need to be allocated for the specific needs of CRSV survivors to be addressed. Cases of CRSV must be documented in a more systematic manner, maintaining the confidentiality of the survivor, so that... More

Nepal: Needs of sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape

08 June 2017

In Nepal, exclusion of large numbers of Nepalese from political, economic and social processes based on their ethnicity, caste, gender and religion became root causes for a decade-long armed conflict (1996-2006). Although the conflict officially concluded with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006, Nepalese women, men and children paid a heavy price. There have been over 17,000 deaths of women and men recorded by the Ministry of Peace and... More

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