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Factsheet UN Women in Lao PDR

Thursday, August 30, 2018

UN Women is the United Nations agency working to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (25 August 2018)

Friday, August 24, 2018

UN Women’s response for Rohingya refugees aims at meeting specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls: female-headed households, elderly women and adolescent girls. More

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 4 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 4 focuses on addressing age, gender and disability issues in the Rohingya Refugee crisis response. More

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 5 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 5 focuses on gender equality interventions with adolescent Rohingya girls and boys. More

Gender and Sustainable Development: Key to Leaving No One Behind in Timor-leste

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers in 2015 , the Government created an SDG Working Group to promote the localisation and rollout of the SDGs at the national level. Gender has been prioritised as a cross-cutting goal in a variety of short, medium and long-term plans for development. As Timor-Leste works to achieve the 2030 Agenda, this Brief presents snapshot of key issues and actions that are needed to translate existing... More

Rural Women in Pakistan Status Report 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Report serves a timely need to develop a comprehensive profile of rural women in the shifting landscape of Pakistan that includes the commitments to the SDGs, information technologies and environmental change, highlighting opportunities and obstacles to their development, and to provide evidence and recommendations for action and advocacy by relevant stakeholders (government, civil society and international donors) that can influence and enhance their economic and social wellbeing. A series... More

Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) 2017-2018 Annual Report

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

As in previous years, the report is supported by photos, data, info-graphics and individual stories of impact capturing the diversity, breadth and importance of the 26 active projects managed by the women-led civil society organizations that the FGE supports. It also presents the main findings and recommendations of the first FGE independent evaluation and introduces its fourth grant-making cycle 2018-2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. You will find information relevant to the current... More

Advancing Gender Equality within a Federal Governance Model in Myanmar

Friday, July 6, 2018

In 2015, after over 50 years of military governance, the National League for Democracy formed a government led by U Htin Kyaw as President and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as State Counsellor. A new model of governance must be negotiated, one that provides Myanmar citizens with pride in the nation-state, that fully recognizes Myanmar’s diversity in ethnicity, language and culture and that secures and guarantees the human rights of all, including women and girls. A federal model, a likely choice,... More

Progress Review & Way Forward Gender Equality and Social Inclusion for Implementing the Sendai Framework in preparation for AMCDRR 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

The update aims to review the status of progress against the main recommendations and agreed actions in the ‘Guidance Note - Gender Inclusion & Women’s Empowerment at the Centre of Resilience Building’ for the implementation of the Asia Regional Plan 2016-2018. More

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women 2017 Annual Report

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The 2017 Annual Report highlights the life-changing results of our grantees working to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world. It also aims to show our increased investment and efforts in building capacity and ensuring sustainability of our grantees. The 120 UN Trust Fund-supported projects implemented in 80 countries and territories, contribute to a growing knowledge hub of what works in preventing an ending violence against women and... More

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