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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

Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Myanmar: A Situation Analysis

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Myanmar is in rapid political and economic transition, with a triple-reform agenda focused on democratic governance and rule of law; national unity and peace via reconciliation with political parties and ethnic armed organizations; market-oriented economic adjustments, inclusive growth, bottom-up planning and decentralization; improved management of government institutions; collaboration with the international community and Myanmar’s diaspora; and removal of media censorship. Notable... More

Regional consultation on the role of key stakeholders in Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls in Asia

Friday, April 29, 2016

The paper highlights the legal gap that still exist in violence against women in Asia that lead to create a culture of impunity in which the perpetrator go unpunished by reinforcing a message that he will not be held accountable for his action. Challenges in implementing human rights law in order to make rights to women and girls not meaningless still need to be endeavored in all the Asian countries. The lack of adequate laws and structure to safeguard witnesses and ensure their security, as... More

Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Increasing women’s participation in leadership and decision-making is not only critical for achieving gender equality, it is also essential for general economic and social development. Studies have found that longer exposure to women’s political representation increases women’s overall labour force participation, the share of public employment opportunities allocated to women and women’s increased access to public goods such as roads and health services. The Pacific... More

Women’s Access to Land and Property Rights in the Plural Justice System of Timor-Leste

Monday, January 5, 2015

This report is based on the participatory action research that was conducted over a period of 12 months by the Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD) with support from UN Women... More

Women's Right to Equality: The Promise of CEDAW

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This paper enshrines the concept of equality through CEDAW to provide a resource for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission (AICHR) in its engagement with the ASEAN governments using international standards in promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girl children. More

UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter

Monday, January 20, 2014

During his first visit to Afghanistan from 4-7 October, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra met with several national and international officials as well as civil society representatives to discuss advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in Afghanistan. As preparations for international troop withdrawal next year and national elections accelerate, he emphasized the need for greater political and economic empowerment of Afghan women while safeguarding existing gains in women’s rights. More

UN Women Pakistan Newsletter Special Issue - October 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Inside this Special issue: “I Believe in Voting” Women’s Political Participation Tum Pakistan ki Beti Ho Advancing Civic and Voter Education Your Identity Counts Physically Challenged Voters Lead the Pursuit for Equality Tribal Men have Spoken… “Our Women will Vote” Engaging and Mobilizing Minorities Youth as roaming CVE messengers Including Women as Electoral Administrators Promises to Deliver on: Political Party Manifestos and Women... More

Protecting Women – The Best Way

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Though there is no uniformity in the practices being observed within Indian states to protect women from domestic violence, a number of them seem to be promising acts of change. More

Staying Alive: Evaluating Court Orders

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Though there is no uniformity in the practices being observed within Indian states to protect women from domestic violence, a number of them seem to be promising acts of change. More

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