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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

Advancing Gender Equality within a Federal Governance Model in Myanmar

Friday, July 6, 2018

In 2015, after over 50 years of military governance, the National League for Democracy formed a government led by U Htin Kyaw as President and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as State Counsellor. A new model of governance must be negotiated, one that provides Myanmar citizens with pride in the nation-state, that fully recognizes Myanmar’s diversity in ethnicity, language and culture and that secures and guarantees the human rights of all, including women and girls. A federal model, a likely choice,... More

UN Women in Pakistan

Monday, June 11, 2018

Pakistan's population has increased 57 per cent, from 132.3 million in 1998 to 207.7 million in 2017, making Pakistan the world’s 5th most populous country and the 2nd largest South Asian country. As we witness a building momentum across the world and in Pakistan calling to end discrimination, while creating an enabling and lasting environment in which women and girls can realise their full potential, this 5-year Country Profile (2018-2022) provides... More

Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

UN Women, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are jointly implementing a five-year programme, generously funded by the Government of Sweden, entitled Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment. The project will be implemented at the regional level, with initially six countries of focus: Indonesia... More

Brief: Women's Economic Empowerment

Friday, May 18, 2018

In this group of small countries, geographically dispersed across the vast Pacific Ocean and far from international markets, economic growth is often uneven. Pacific populations are mainly rural and rely largely on subsistence activities; women especially are heavily involved in informal economic activities. Women perform a greater share of food growing and in-shore fishing activities, which limits their availability for formal employment, although they dominate many small-scale market operations.... More

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