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Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 5

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is the fifth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in the Asia-Pacific region. In the brochure, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters. More

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 4

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is the fourth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in the Asia-Pacific region. In the brochure, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters. More

The capacity of Cyclone Preparedness Programme and Flood Preparedness Programme volunteers for gender -inclusive preparedness and response

Thursday, November 2, 2017

This study, conducted in April-May 2017, sought to understand the current capacity of volunteers engaged in disaster management, particularly those working for the cyclone and flood preparedness programmes in Bangladesh. It also seeks to establish their institutional arrangements for gender-responsive community preparedness and response to mitigate the challenges of catastrophic cyclones, floods and earthquakes. Over the last four decades, volunteers have helped to save thousands of lives and properties in Bangladesh and this unique initiative is well recognized and lauded by the global disaster risk reduction community. However, their role in delivering the gender equality agenda in disaster management is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study is to establish the knowledge levels of the cyclone and flood preparedness programme volunteers about gender-differentiated needs in disaster preparedness and emergency response and... More

Timor-Leste Newsletter | October 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Highlights of UN Women Timor-Leste’s programming and progress related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country from April to August 2017. More

Gender Brief on Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Bangladesh

Friday, October 27, 2017

Violent conflict began in Rakhine State in October 2016. Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 537,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The distressed and traumatized displaced population – approximately 51 per cent of which are women and girls – lives in terrible conditions and lacks adequate food, water, sanitation, medical care and access to their livelihoods and assets. The crisis situation disproportionately affects women, girls and... More

UN Women Asia Pacific Newsletter | July - September 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

UN Women Asia Pacific Quarterly Newsletter covers the works of UN Women Offices in Asia-Pacific. This issue presents; ● Comedy and Comics—Creative Approaches Break New Ground in the Battle Against Violent Extremism ● Women in rural Cambodia cultivate their way out of vulnerability ● ASEAN high-level policy dialogue on women migrant workers in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) ● UN Women Pioneering for Gender-sensitive Infographics in Asia and the Pacific and more; including... More

Women for Peace and Social Cohesion 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PROGRESS UPDATE: AUGUST With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UN Women is implementing the programme “Women for Peace and Social Cohesion” as part of our broader regional programme “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” aimed at preventing violent extremism and building resilient societies. More

Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities Indonesia 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PROGRESS UPDATE: AUGUST With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UN Women is implementing the programme “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” in Indonesia as part of a broader regional programme aimed at preventing violent extremism and building resilient societies. Our main implementing partner is the Wahid Foundation. More

Guidance Note on Applying Gender Responsive Budgeting to HIV Policies and Programs in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, October 9, 2017

The primary purpose of this Guidance on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) for the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific is to offer top management, national planners, and civil society organizations a resource on how to integrate gender equality into HIV policy and planning. The note is based on a paper prepared for UN Women on Applying GRB to the HIV Responses: A Case Study of Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand , and serves as a stand-alone framework for applying gender responsive budgeting to... More

Applying Gender Responsive Budgeting to the HIV Response: A Case Study of Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed progress in ending the HIV epidemic, with a decrease in AIDS-related deaths, increased access to treatment, higher domestic financing, and notable improvements in addressing stigma and discrimination. Yet, challenges related to ending the HIV epidemic persist with respect to gender relations and inequalities. An adequate response to the gender dimension of the HIV epidemic requires public policies that include and prioritize women’s equality, and that... More

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