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Seizing Our Potential

Thursday, April 18, 2019

“ Sezing Your Potential” was developed by iSee and UN Women with a strong support from a network of CSO working on ethnic minority to promote gender mainstreaming initiatives on the empowerment of ethnic minority women. The publication targets policy makers and highlighted initiatives on the empowerment of ethnic minority groups and women, to provide valuable examples on the empowerment of ethnic minority women. The publication captures the inspirational stories of 12 women... More

The Marawi Siege: Women’s Reflections Then and Now

Friday, April 5, 2019

Following the siege of Marawi in the southern Philippines, UN Women conducted a series of Listening Processes in the surrounding region, giving women survivors of the siege the opportunity to share their stories. The first Listening Process was held from September to October 2017 in the days immediately following the siege. The second Listening Process was held one year later in October 2018. During both sets of conversations, the women respondents discussed their experiences in the days... More

Returning Home: challenges and opportunities for women migrant workers in the Nepali labour market

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The present study shows that while women largely migrate for economic reasons, they remain unable to improve their economic status upon return to Nepal due to traditional restrictions to their mobility and their disproportional share of household responsibilities. Furthermore, the participation of returnee migrant women workers in Nepal’s labour market is constrained by multiple work burdens created by the gendered division of household labour and care responsibilities. The findings... More

Safe Cities Scoping Study

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Following years of advocacy from the women’s movement on the problem of sexual harassment and violence against women in public spaces, UN Women conducted a safe cities scoping study with diverse partners in the capital Dili, with exploratory discussions for conducting a safety audit in 3 Dili sites and the Baucau central marketplace. The Study was conducted and validated between November 2017 and July 2018. The Scoping Study report provides an overview of key findings and recommendations,... More

Guides on integrating gender into infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Gender mainstreaming helps us to ensure that infrastructure is designed and built to maximize positive and equitable benefits – such as income- generating opportunities and access – while mitigating risks and threats. Each stage of the infrastructure project must address the safety and accessibility needs of all users, including women, elderly, children, lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, and intersex, people living with disabilities, and other socially-excluded groups. Gender... More

Who’s behind the keyboard?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

[A gender analysis of terrorism and violent extremism in the online space in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines] Numerous research shows the online space is being used by terrorist and violent extremist groups to target men and women for recruitment. However, what is not yet understood is if and how men and women are actively seeking out this material online. This report seeks to build knowledge on this question in relation to South and South East Asia. It presents new data... More

Empowering Women Migrant Workers from South Asia: Toolkit for Gender-Responsive Employment and Recruitment

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Toolkit provides comprehensive guidance on ensuring the protection and promotion of the rights of women migrant workers throughout the labour migration cycle. The Toolkit includes a policy brief series that describes the process of establishing national, bilateral and regional policy protections. The Gender-responsive Guidance on Employment Contracts supports relevant stakeholders to ensure these policies and protections are reflected in employment contracts. The Gender-responsive Self-assessment Tool for Recruitment Agencies provides recruiters with information on how to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers in practice, throughout the migration cycle.... More

Gender-responsive Guidance on Employment Contracts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Domestic workers are often partially or fully excluded from national labour laws and related protections. The lack of comprehensive legal protection for domestic workers means employment contracts play a critical role in establishing protections of their rights. Without definitive legal principles to govern the employment relationship with their employers, domestic workers report working long hours without overtime payment, sufficient weekly rest or holidays. They may experience non-payment ... More

Gender-responsive Self-Assessment Tool for Recruitment Agencies

Monday, March 18, 2019

This self-assessment tool was developed to ensure employers, governments and recruitment agencies have policies, codes of conduct, systems and training in place that effectively meet the needs of women migrant workers. The tool was developed by UN Women, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), building on research into the experiences and perspectives of migrant women, and on international human rights standards and commitments. The tool provides a practical... More

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East, a policy brief series

Friday, March 15, 2019

This three-part Policy Brief series identifies actions to develop and implement effective, rights-based and gender responsive protections for women workers migrating from South Asia to the Middle East. The policy briefs address three key stages during which protections for women migrant workers are developed, implemented, and monitored. Making International Labour Migration Governance Gender Responsive outlines the role of labour migration governance and policies in determining the living and... More

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