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VOICES

22 February 2017

This publication highlights some of the practices, learnings and reflections garnered in the course of implementing this project, and especially through the voices of the women leaders and project partners who are the key actors in these initiatives. More

Landmarks in Myanmar’s Post-2011 Peace Process

16 February 2017

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar: A Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Analysis - Designed to enrich the implementation of Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) from a gender equality standpoint, this publication profiles and analyses women’s participation in the nationwide ceasefire negotiations. It emphasises the fact that the ongoing peace process in Myanmar must include a critical mass of gender-aware and capacitated women who can strategically influence... More

Report on the Mapping of Select Women Leaders and Civil Society Organizations in the Bangsamoro

14 February 2017

In 2015, UN Women conducted a mapping of women leaders and civil society organizations in the Bangsamoro to provide a snapshot of women’s leaders’ political and leadership life, and inquire on their capacity development needs and insights on gender, peace and governance. It also aimed to document practices and needs of civil society organizations also on the cross-cutting themes of gender, peace and governance. 979 women leaders and 157 CSOs were mapped across the five (5) provinces... More

Strategy and National Action Plan on the Elimination of Violence against Women 2016-2020

08 February 2017

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been clearly established as a serious issue facing the majority of women and girls in Afghanistan with deadly, disabling, and long term consequences; not only for women, but for children, families, future generations, communities and society as a whole. VAWG deprives families and communities of peace and limits nearly half the population from fully participating in the betterment of society. Eliminating VAWG is a critical part of the development... More

UNITED NATIONS INDIA - 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

06 February 2017

UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment; Gateway of India and other iconic Mumbai monuments turn orange as part of 16 Days of Activism. More

Gender assessment of the response to the Kunduz offensive

31 January 2017

The full gender analysis of the humanitarian response to 2015’s Kunduz crisis in Afghanistan. The analysis was led by UN Women and the Norwegian Refugee Council, with support from IASC GenCap senior gender advisor and provides an evidence base for future advocacy to ensure women and girls are better integrated into humanitarian action. More

Building Market Resilience to Climate Change | Vanuatu

26 January 2017

This study set out to map, document and understand the relative vulnerability of municipal markets and their vendors, farmers and wider communities to climate change risks. The outcomes are practical measures and policy recommendations that can be implemented by UN Women’s Markets for Change project, municipalities and other relevant stakeholders to reduce this vulnerability and to prepare for disasters. More

Building Market Resilience to Climate Change | Fiji

26 January 2017

This study set out to map, document and understand the relative vulnerability of municipal markets and their vendors, farmers and wider communities to climate change risks. The outcomes are practical measures and policy recommendations that can be implemented by UN Women’s Markets for Change project, municipalities and other relevant stakeholders to reduce this vulnerability and to prepare for disasters. More

THE ROAD TO CHANGE

26 January 2017

A Pacific Regional Consultation on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls - To advance the regional dialogue and action on primary prevention, UN Women convened a three-day consultation bringing together key stakeholders from the region to discuss current prevention programming practice, and hear from global practitioners and researchers working on violence prevention. Forty-two participants attended from across seven countries... More

The Situation of Women Market Vendors in Vientiane: A Baseline Report

25 January 2017

In markets across Lao People’s Democratic Republic, market management committee representatives consist of officials from relevant government agencies and market owners, with no market vendors. This leaves women vendors without a voice in decisions made or implemented by the committee. They also lack information about existing assistance and support functions. Most women interviewed had never received any assistance from any organization. Providing capacity-building to women market... More

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