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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

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

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 5 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 5 focuses on gender equality interventions with adolescent Rohingya girls and boys. More

Gender in Humanitarian Action Brief No. 4 - Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Brief No. 4 focuses on addressing age, gender and disability issues in the Rohingya Refugee crisis response. More

Progress Review & Way Forward Gender Equality and Social Inclusion for Implementing the Sendai Framework in preparation for AMCDRR 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

The update aims to review the status of progress against the main recommendations and agreed actions in the ‘Guidance Note - Gender Inclusion & Women’s Empowerment at the Centre of Resilience Building’ for the implementation of the Asia Regional Plan 2016-2018. More

Empowering women for peaceful communities: Evidence from Indonesia and Bangladesh

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This brief summarizes innovative research conducted by Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre in conjunction with UN Women’s “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” programme. The research examined how the programme has impacted social cohesion, women’s empowerment, community empowerment, and preventing and countering extremist ideologies in the programme communities in Indonesia and Bangladesh. To do this, an in-depth qualitative and quantitative... 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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