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The Marawi Siege: Women’s Reflections Then and Now

Friday, April 5, 2019

Following the siege of Marawi in the southern Philippines, UN Women conducted a series of Listening Processes in the surrounding region, giving women survivors of the siege the opportunity to share their stories. The first Listening Process was held from September to October 2017 in the days immediately following the siege. The second Listening Process was held one year later in October 2018. During both sets of conversations, the women respondents discussed their experiences in the days... More

Who’s behind the keyboard?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

[A gender analysis of terrorism and violent extremism in the online space in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines] Numerous research shows the online space is being used by terrorist and violent extremist groups to target men and women for recruitment. However, what is not yet understood is if and how men and women are actively seeking out this material online. This report seeks to build knowledge on this question in relation to South and South East Asia. It presents new data... More

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East, a policy brief series

Friday, March 15, 2019

This three-part Policy Brief series identifies actions to develop and implement effective, rights-based and gender responsive protections for women workers migrating from South Asia to the Middle East. The policy briefs address three key stages during which protections for women migrant workers are developed, implemented, and monitored. Making International Labour Migration Governance Gender Responsive outlines the role of labour migration governance and policies in determining the living and... More

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East: Implementing Gender-Responsive Employment Contracts

Friday, March 15, 2019

[POLICY BRIEF - 3] Implementing Gender-Responsive Employment Contracts analyses current methods used to monitor the implementation of contracts and makes recommendations to strengthen accountability against the terms of employment contracts... More

Safe and Fair Factsheet

Friday, March 1, 2019

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is part of the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women (in collaboration with UNODC) with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe... More

Connect with Respect School-based prevention of violence against women and girls

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Connect with Respect is a curriculum tool to assist teachers across the Asia-Pacific region. It is based on evidence around violence prevention, changing gender norms and school-based interventions in the region and beyond. UN Women is working in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education and three selected schools in Dili to adapt the Connect with Respect Toolkit for extra-curricular educational programming in the Timorese context, complementing the existing curriculum. The project... More

Transformative Leadership Leading for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From 2017-2018, with support from the Government of Japan, UN Women Timor-Leste has conducted a training on ‘Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality’, covering 48 hours of individual and group skills-building spread across a 12-month period. Through the initiative, 40 participants from Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), the National Police of Timor-Leste, and the National Women’s Network Rede Feto have gained knowledge... 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

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

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