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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

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment across the Peace-Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Kachin State, Myanmar

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment and leadership as a central element of humanitarian action, and across the humanitarian-peace-development nexus, has been recognized in international normative frameworks to which the Government of Myanmar is a signatory. These include the World Humanitarian Summit Agenda for Humanity and the Grand Bargain, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms... More

Infographic: Study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles in top 50 companies in Indonesia

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The study 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. At the time of the study, only 11 Indonesian companies were WEPs signatories, two of which were among the top 50 surveyed. Since then, six new... More

UN WOMEN ASIA PACIFIC NEWSLETTER | January–March 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

In this edition (*) Events and activities around Asia-Pacific to celebrate the International Women's Day 2018 (*) UN Women Executive Director visits Bangladesh (*) "Transforming Gender Social Norms Through Comedy" - Japanese internet sensation stars at Tokyo event showcasing a new approach to promoting peace (*) and much more...... 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

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 Pacific Newsletter | July - September 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

UN Women Asia Pacific Quarterly Newsletter covers the works of UN Women Offices in Asia-Pacific. This issue presents; ● Comedy and Comics—Creative Approaches Break New Ground in the Battle Against Violent Extremism ● Women in rural Cambodia cultivate their way out of vulnerability ● ASEAN high-level policy dialogue on women migrant workers in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) ● UN Women Pioneering for Gender-sensitive Infographics in Asia and the Pacific and more; including... More

Safe Migration Booklet for Migrants from Lao PDR

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

There are approximately 300,000 Laotian migrants working in Thailand which accounts for over half of all migrants from Laos PDR globally. Their remittances are responsible for between 25 and 50 percent of the income of rural household in the country. To reduce vulnerability to labour exploitation and human trafficking, information particularly pre-departure should be made available and accessible. Appropriate knowledge and accessibility will empower migrants to make informed choices and... More

Report on the Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Policy Dialogue discussed the gender-differential impact of regional trends on women’s ability to participate and lead in the workplace on par with men. Action-oriented recommendations were developed during the Policy Dialogue to turn the tide on gender inequality and ensure equal access to decent work for all. The background paper for the event served as key input to the deliberations. The recommendations made by participants at the meeting were intended to inform the sixty-first... More

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