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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

Pride in the Humanitarian System Consultation Report

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Asia and the Pacific region is more vulnerable to disaster impacts than any other region in the world, and is home to multiple complex emergencies and protracted humanitarian crises. The vulnerabilities of marginalized people are often exacerbated in disasters, emergencies and crises. There is a growing literature that demonstrates that this is the case for people of diverse sexual orientation identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC),with impacts during preparedness... More

Common Charter of Demands by Women’s Groups for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment across the Peace-Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Kachin State, Myanmar

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Women and girls in Kachin State are born to experience the nature of earth’s beauty, and to contribute peace, harmony and well-being in their families, communities, overall society and the nation to shape the process for sustainable development for all. On June 9, 2011, human-made armed conflict emerged in Kachin State, and has since then resulted in extensive loss of life, damage to infrastructures, destruction of livelihoods and protracted and continuous displacement of more... More

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment across the Peace-Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Kachin State, Myanmar

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment and leadership as a central element of humanitarian action, and across the humanitarian-peace-development nexus, has been recognized in international normative frameworks to which the Government of Myanmar is a signatory. These include the World Humanitarian Summit Agenda for Humanity and the Grand Bargain, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms... More

UN Women Timor-Leste Annual Report 2017-2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality in Timor-Leste. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year along with the progress and achievements of gender equality and women’s empowerment by the government in collaboration with UN Women and other partners. The story of progress shared in the 2017 Annual Report is above all, a story of partnerships and participation... More

Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

Friday, October 26, 2018

The report is informed by extensive regional consultations, involving key national stakeholders from planning ministries, national women’s machineries, statistical offices, experts and UN agencies. It identifies a core list of 54 gender-specific indicators and an additional 34 gender-relevant indicators from the official SDG indicators list, through which the region can measure progress towards achieving gender equality and sustainable development. The report includes statistical tables presenting available data in 57 countries and economies in the region, excluding India... More

Factsheet UN Women in Lao PDR

Thursday, August 30, 2018

UN Women is the United Nations agency working to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to... More

Rural Women in Pakistan Status Report 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Report serves a timely need to develop a comprehensive profile of rural women in the shifting landscape of Pakistan that includes the commitments to the SDGs, information technologies and environmental change, highlighting opportunities and obstacles to their development, and to provide evidence and recommendations for action and advocacy by relevant stakeholders (government, civil society and international donors) that can influence and enhance their economic and social wellbeing. A series... More

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