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Building an Evidence Base for Empowering Women for Peaceful Communities: A case study of Bangladesh and Indonesia

Thursday, February 14, 2019

This study in Bangladesh and Indonesia has identified the many ways in which women and men influence values, attitudes and behaviours within their communities, from raising awareness of violent extremism, challenging belief systems that cause harm to women and children, to advocating education for women and girls. Four key outcomes can be discerned from the research con-ducted across programme and non-programme sites in Bangla-desh and Indonesia... More

Study on the Application of Women’s Empowerment Principles in Top 50 Companies in Indonesia

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The study on the Application of Women’s Empowerment Principles provides a snapshot of the initiatives being implemented to empower women in the top 50 companies in Indonesia across the WEPs categories: corporate leadership; human rights and nondiscrimination; health and safety; education and training; enterprise development; community leadership and engagement; and transparency, measuring and reporting. Primary data for this study was generated from in-depth interviews carried out with... 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

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF PROTECTIVE POLICIES FOR MYANMAR MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS IN THAILAND AND SINGAPORE

Friday, April 27, 2018

A study on impact of protective policies for Myanmar Migrant Domestic Workers in Thailand and Singapore presented the situation of women migrating to Thailand and Singapore for domestic work in light of the ban, highlighting their realities and risks at each stage of migration. The study was undertaken to identify the national and international legal and policy frameworks relevant to the whole of migration cycle for both the Myanmar-Thailand and Myanmar-Singapore corridors. The report also... More

THE TRIAL OF RAPE: Understanding the criminal justice system response to sexual violence in Thailand and Viet Nam

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This study, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, seeks to analyze how the varying criminal justice systems in Thailand and Viet Nam respond to reported cases of rape and sexual assault, and to identify the key institutional factors associated with the disposition of cases in these countries. In doing so, the study aims to understand where and how attrition of sexual violence cases occurs and identify strategic entry points for strengthening the administration of justice in this area. The research incorporated the mapping of the sexual violence legislation and legal processes in each country, a quantitative review of a minimum of 120 police and/or court case files ... More

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia and the Pacific 6 - LGBTIQ+ Rights and Inclusion in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

Friday, December 1, 2017

This is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific. Despite recent strides towards ensuring the safety and enjoyment of equal rights by LGBTIQ+ persons in the Asia-Pacific region, persistent and sizeable obstacles to inclusion remain, including harmful legal frameworks and religious, cultural, and societal stigmas which, when combined... More

The capacity of Cyclone Preparedness Programme and Flood Preparedness Programme volunteers for gender -inclusive preparedness and response

Thursday, November 2, 2017

This study, conducted in April-May 2017, sought to understand the current capacity of volunteers engaged in disaster management, particularly those working for the cyclone and flood preparedness programmes in Bangladesh. It also seeks to establish their institutional arrangements for gender-responsive community preparedness and response to mitigate the challenges of catastrophic cyclones, floods and earthquakes. Over the last four decades, volunteers have helped to save thousands of lives and properties in Bangladesh and this unique initiative is well recognized and lauded by the global disaster risk reduction community. However, their role in delivering the gender equality agenda in disaster management is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study is to establish the knowledge levels of the cyclone and flood preparedness programme volunteers about gender-differentiated needs in disaster preparedness and emergency response and... More

Applying Gender Responsive Budgeting to the HIV Response: A Case Study of Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed progress in ending the HIV epidemic, with a decrease in AIDS-related deaths, increased access to treatment, higher domestic financing, and notable improvements in addressing stigma and discrimination. Yet, challenges related to ending the HIV epidemic persist with respect to gender relations and inequalities. An adequate response to the gender dimension of the HIV epidemic requires public policies that include and prioritize women’s equality, and that... More

GENDER CHAMPIONS: Women and men advancing equality through mainstreaming gender in Timor-Leste

Friday, August 4, 2017

The report provides an overview of gender mainstreaming and the focus of gender mainstreaming efforts in Timor-Leste, including the process and stakeholders involved. The report opens space for each gender champion to explain their motivations through a full interview, to identify what they do to promote gender equality, how they do it, and what successes they have had, as well as the factors that contributed to their transformative role. The report highlights in-depth two examples of... More

Post-war Sri Lanka: Specific needs of sexual violence victims/survivors and children born of rape

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pressure has been building on addressing the needs of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) survivors in Sri Lanka, but political will is needed to deal with CRSV in a cohesive manner. The proliferation of National Action Plans and policies does not ensure their implementation. Resources need to be allocated for the specific needs of CRSV survivors to be addressed. Cases of CRSV must be documented in a more systematic manner, maintaining the confidentiality of the survivor, so that... More

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