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Outcome Document of the Inaugural Bangsamoro Women’s Summit

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

From 28-29 March 2019, approximately 120 women leaders from the Bangsamoro and diaspora communities, civil society organizations working for women and peace, local governments and representatives from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the national government gathered in Davao City, Philippines to develop a women’s agenda for the newly established political entity. In the two-day summit, the participants identified actionable areas that the BARMM could adopt... More

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

Policy recommendations to advocate for Gender equality in ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Viet Nam is an ethnically diverse country with 54 recognized ethnic groups, of which 53 are minorities. The majority of the population (85.5 per cent) belongs to the Kinh ethnic group, and the 53 other ethnic groups in Viet Nam account for the remainder of the population and total about 13.4 million people. Many of the ethnic minority groups are concentrated in geographically remote and mountainous regions of the country. Inequalities between the Kinh ethnic group and ethnic minority groups... More

Women with Disabilities and Their Access to Economic Opportunities: Through the Lens of Gender Budgets

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The study is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka to use a gender budgeting framework to examine government plan, policies and budgets and its impact on women with disabilities. In this study, 400 persons with disabilities covering 4 districts were surveyed on difficulties faced in entering and remaining in the labour force. Evidence shows that they encounter multiple barriers in access to economic opportunities and women with disabilities are twice as disadvantaged... More

Gender Profile for Humanitarian Action, and across the Humanitarian-Peace-Development Nexus | Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The crises in Kachin, Northern Shan and Rakhine, Myanmar, have different impacts on women, girls, boys and men among crisis-affected populations based on gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, citizenship status, sexual orientation and gender identity, and other diversities. The crises disproportionately affect women and girls, as well as the most vulnerable and marginalized population groups... More

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | October - December 2018

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

As the world faces pushback on gender equality and women’s fundamental rights, in 2018 Timor-Leste achieved record numbers of women’s representation in the National Parliament (40 per cent). The private sector also made great strides to demonstrate its commitment to gender equality, with the Women’s Business Association establishing their Strategic Plan for the years ahead and companies such as Kmanek and Telkomcel adopting the Women’s Empowerment... 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

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

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

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