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Connect with Respect School-based prevention of violence against women and girls

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Connect with Respect is a curriculum tool to assist teachers across the Asia-Pacific region. It is based on evidence around violence prevention, changing gender norms and school-based interventions in the region and beyond. UN Women is working in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education and three selected schools in Dili to adapt the Connect with Respect Toolkit for extra-curricular educational programming in the Timorese context, complementing the existing curriculum. The project... More

Transformative Leadership Leading for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From 2017-2018, with support from the Government of Japan, UN Women Timor-Leste has conducted a training on ‘Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality’, covering 48 hours of individual and group skills-building spread across a 12-month period. Through the initiative, 40 participants from Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), the National Police of Timor-Leste, and the National Women’s Network Rede Feto have gained knowledge... More

UN Women Asia and the Pacific Newsletter |
16 Days of Activism Special Edition

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This year, UN Women and partners around the world commemorated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. Coming on the heels of global movements and grass-roots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#มีอะไรจะบอก”, “#ItHappenedToMeToo”, “#TimesUp”, #MeTooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the 16 Days of Activism was a rallying moment to bring... More

Report: A Gender Analysis of the Right to a Nationality in Myanmar

Monday, January 14, 2019

In 2017, UNHCR and UN Women partnered to conduct a gender analysis of the right to a nationality in Myanmar. This was implemented by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), along with local CSO The Seagull, the Statelessness Network Asia Pacific (SNAP) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI). The report was launched on 7 March 2018 as part of a series of events celebrating International Women’s Day. Conducted in Mawlamyine, Mandalay and Yangon, the study included participants... More

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | September 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from July to September 2018. More

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | April 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from April to July 2018. Language: English and Tetun More

1001 Portraits of the Goddess

Monday, January 7, 2019

Over several years, UN Women has accompanied CSAGA in many women rights advocacy activities. In 2017, we decided to incorporate the prevention of sexual violence against women and girls as one of the main contents of the 16 Days campaign to end violence against women and girls, starting from International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 th November) to International Human Rights Day (10 th December). A key activity in 2017 was the exhibition titled "Portraits of the... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (December 2018)

Monday, January 7, 2019

UN Women continues to galvanize Rohingya refugee women’s self-discovery, empowerment and leadership. The launch of the new, much larger Multi-purpose Women’s Center (MPWC) in Cox’s Bazar provides a safe, communal space away from the chaos of camp life with an assortment of training and learning opportunities for women. The latest Rohingya Crisis Response update also covers an exciting joint UN-Women-WFP livelihood partnership, a flurry of empowerment activities throughout the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ and efforts to strengthen Bangladesh police capacity to address gender-based violence (GBV) through forensic case management and victim-centered approaches.... More

The Academic Study of “The Urgency of Accelerating the Optimization of the Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence in the Household”

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The academic study of ‘The Urgency of Accelerating the Optimization of the Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence in the Household”, is a joint undertaking of the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection as well as the National Commission on the Elimination of Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) supported by UN Women. It attempts to look at the effectiveness of law No. 23 and the level of its implementation using the CEDAW as a guiding framework. The study draws on good practices and lessons learnt from national... More

Training of Trainers module on Women’s Access to Justice

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Training of Trainers module on Women’s Access to Justice provides guidance for judges to include a gender perspective when adjudicating cases involving women who have come into conflict with the law. The module was devel oped in full participation with the members of the Judicial Women and Children’s working group of the Indonesian Supreme Court, High Court Judges, and the trainers of the Supreme Court Training Center. The Training of Trainers module on Women’s Access to... More

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