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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

Gender Snapshot: Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

Friday, December 14, 2018

Increased gender-based violence (GBV) and protection risks (*) GBV risks compounded by overcrowded shelters which lack privacy and displacement sites lacking camp management and electricity; 88 per cent of displacement sites are open space, posing key safety risks for women and girls (*) Heightened risks of sexual exploitation and abuse especially for female-headed households, widows,adolescent girls, women with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities who may be excluded from aid... More

Gender and Inclusion Alert: Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

Friday, December 14, 2018

On 28 September 2018, major earthquakes, the largest with a magnitude of 7.4, struck Central Sulawesi, triggering a near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides. As of 22 October 2018, this catastrophic disaster has caused 2,077 fatalities and 4,438 injuries, and displaced over 205,870 persons from their homes. By the end of October, 720 aftershocks had been reported in the area. The most affected areas include Donggala, Palu, Sigi, and Parigi Moutong, with formal and informal... 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

Progress Review and the Way Forward: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Monday, December 10, 2018

In the region, the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’ adopted at the AMCDRR 2016 set in place targets for implementation of the Sendai Framework commitments. The ‘Guidance Note: Gender Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment at the Centre of Resilience Building: Operationalising the Asia Regional Plan’, on essential actions to be taken to ensure the integration of gender and diversity issues in the two year action plan (2017-2018) was developed to... More

Women’s Economic Empowerment

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Historically, gender norms, behaviours and social relations have played a big part in disadvantaging women economically. Institutions, systems and structures often restrict women’s economic opportunities, while gender roles and status can limit women’s voices and choices when it comes to household and community decisions. Participating in economic activities allows women to effect positive changes in their own lives, and communities, contributing to positive effects for the whole... More

Women's Political Empowerment and Leadership

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gender equality lies at the core of human rights and is the bedrock from which sustainable development can be achieved. Women and girls represent 50 per cent of the world’s population, yet are often excluded from the political arena, and shut out of decision-making that directly affects their lives. Increasing women’s political participation and leadership are vital mechanisms that support women to realize their human rights. Increasing women’s participation... More

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