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Gender Inclusion & Women’s Empowerment at the Centre of Resilience Building

Monday, January 16, 2017

Operationalising the ‘Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction’ This note provides guidance on essential actions to be taken to ensure the integration of gender and diversity issues specifically in the proposed Two Year Action Plan (2017 – 2018) in the ‘Asia Regional Plan for implementation of the Sendai Framework’ at local, national and regional levels. More


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Preventing and responding to linked epidemics in Asia and the Pacific Region Gender-based violence affects men, women and transgender people – it is a grave abuse of human rights, a risk factor for HIV infection, and a consequence of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. Violence against women and girls in particular constitutes a global health challenge of epidemic proportions, and is one of the most pervasive and extreme manifestations of gender inequality.... More

Filipino Women in International Migration: Situation Analysis, Policy Context and International Mechanisms

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This publication aims to enhance the existing knowledge and resources on the current situation of the Filipino migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimensions of migration. More

Gender Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This publication aims to add to the remittances for development discourse, as an input into policy, programme and services development. It offers information and sex-disaggregated data on remittance flows, patterns, recognizing the differences between women and men as senders and recipients of remittances. More

Policy Paper: Gender, Migration and Development in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This paper highlights the current situation of Filipino women migrant workers with gender analysis and examines their social and economic contributions to Philippines’ development. More

Gender Equality Bulletin Special Issue - One Month on | 25 may 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

While disasters do not discriminate, women, men, girls and boys experience their impacts differently. In Nepal, women, in particular single women, female-headed households, women with disabilities and older women, are reporting discrimination in access to relief and information. Men are experiencing higher levels of stress due to their inability to fulfill their traditional gender role as family providers, leading to a reported increase in substance abuse and other risky behaviours... More

Towards a strong national programme designed to support both prevention and response

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This fact sheet summarizes the paper “Gender-based violence” prepared by the UN in Viet Nam. It looks at the socio-economic and cultural context of gender-based violence in Viet Nam, as well as the legislative and policy context. The fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges in preventing and addressing gender-based violence and finally lists a number of recommendations. More

Gender-Based Violence in Viet Nam: Issue paper

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This paper was commissioned by the UN in Viet Nam to provide a summary of current issues relating to gender-based violence in Viet Nam. The paper looks at the types of gender-based violence in Viet Nam and analyses the socio-economic, legislative and policy context surrounding this violence. The paper also analyses ways to address gender-based violence and finally puts forward a number of key recommendations. More

Policy Brief Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster in Viet Nam

Monday, May 11, 2015

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these. The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and... More

The Impacts of Land Dispossession on Indigenous Women

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indigenous women in Cambodia, Indonesia and India were targeted for this project because massive land alienation and land concession projects are taking place in the name of development, which are adversely affecting many indigenous communities. Among the destructive projects that are being implemented in these countries are large-scale rubber and palm oil plantations and mining. These projects have led to systematic violations against the individual and collective rights of the affected communities such as forced relocation, threats and harassments against protesting indigenous peoples and loss of livelihood among others. Indigenous women have been working alongside their communities to defend their land and livelihood from destructive projects but have not been spared as they are also subjected to harassments, rape and sexual abuse. More

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