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Friday, March 30, 2018

:: A WAY FORWARD FOR WOMEN’S ENGAGEMENT IN INDONESIA AND BANGLADESH :: Terrorism and violent extremism as well as efforts to counter their threat, are still widely considered to be male domains. This is despite evidence which shows women and girls are directly and indirectly engaged in, and/ or harmed by acts of terrorism and violent extremism and targeted for recruitment by terrorist and violent extremist groups; as well as being key stakeholders in efforts to prevent and counter their... More


Friday, March 30, 2018

Terrorism and violent extremism impact women and girls in specific ways. Many terrorist and violent extremist groups are placing control over women and girls at the heart of their agendas, using gender stereotypes to radicalize and recruit. Limitations on women’s rights, including restrictions on their freedom of movement and freedom of expression can signal early warning signs of rising extremism. Increasingly, women and girls are themselves being... More

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 1| 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 1 focuses on key commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis. More

COUNTRY OVERVIEW: Women and Migration in Bangladesh

Monday, March 19, 2018

Recognizing that female migrant workers face gender-specific challenges and barriers, this Country Overview provides recommendations for policymakers and implementers on how to ensure that these women secure better terms of employment. This report was produced as part of UN Women’s regional project on Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers in South Asia through Implementation of Standard Terms of Employment... More

Measurement of Women’s, Household’s and Community’s Demand and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy Products and Services

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UN Women and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a global programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy (WESE) in six countries at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) in December 2015. The programme aims to identify and address the fundamental gender-specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, productive use of sustainable energy by women, and women’s involvement and leadership in gender-sensitive energy policy-making. In line with the... More

Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities | Programme's brief

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In April 2017, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific began implementing one of UN Women’s largest programmes on preventing violent extremism “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities”, with a focus on Indonesia and Bangladesh. The programme is engaging in pioneering work by building understanding of women’s diverse roles in violent extremism, including as promoters or preventers. Through the programme, UN Women is working with women at the community level to... More

Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015

Monday, January 29, 2018

With financial support from the Government of Ireland, the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and UN Women commissioned this report on “Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015”. The report presents statistics on ethnic minority women and men in 2015 by topic: (i) population; (ii) access to infrastructure and assets; (iii) employment and income; (iv) education and training; (v) social-cultural affairs; (vi) health and environment... More

Towards Safe Migration For Aspiring Women Domestic Workers

Friday, January 19, 2018

India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant... More

UN Women Asia and the Pacific Illustrated Annual Report 2016 - 2017

Thursday, January 11, 2018

It is a time of transformation in Asia and the Pacific. In 32 countries of the region, UN Women is joining women and men, governments, civil society groups, businesses and others in a common aim: gender equality. The region’s vibrant economies and societies have produced historic advances in human well-being. Women have been central to these advances, as leaders of communities and countries, as workers and innovators, as advocates for peace and security. Yet the advances on gender... More

Gender Assessment of Viet Nam’s HIV Response

Friday, January 5, 2018

GENDER ASSESSMENT OF VIET NAM’S HIV RESPONSE presents a situation analysis of the gender dimension of HIV epidemic in Viet Nam. It identifies opportunities, gaps and challenges in mainstreaming gender equality and empowerment of women in the national HIV response, and provides a set of recommendations for improved HIV policies and programmes... More

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