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16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls

Monday, November 12, 2018

16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls More

UN Women Timor-Leste Annual Report 2017-2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality in Timor-Leste. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year along with the progress and achievements of gender equality and women’s empowerment by the government in collaboration with UN Women and other partners. The story of progress shared in the 2017 Annual Report is above all, a story of partnerships and participation... More

Empowering Rohingya women - UN Women update (25 August 2018)

Friday, August 24, 2018

UN Women’s response for Rohingya refugees aims at meeting specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls: female-headed households, elderly women and adolescent girls. More

Gender and Sustainable Development: Key to Leaving No One Behind in Timor-leste

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers in 2015 , the Government created an SDG Working Group to promote the localisation and rollout of the SDGs at the national level. Gender has been prioritised as a cross-cutting goal in a variety of short, medium and long-term plans for development. As Timor-Leste works to achieve the 2030 Agenda, this Brief presents snapshot of key issues and actions that are needed to translate existing... More

Access to Criminal Justice by Women Subjected to Violence in Viet Nam Women’s Justice Perception Study Research Report

Monday, June 4, 2018

This study provides new insights into how women perceive the justice system in Viet Nam and how the victims are treated. When the very actors tasked with facilitating access to criminal justice instead “counsel” and pressure victims to settle cases out of court, or treat them without regard for their dignity or privacy, it should come as no surprise that many women eventually give up on a system which is often unresponsive to their needs. When the criminal justice system... More

Women's Safety Audit in Public Transport in Lahore

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Women’s Safety Audit in Public Transport in Lahore assesses the safety concerns of women and girls using public transport in Lahore. It identifies factors that may increase the chances of violence against women and girls at bus stops and on buses. It gauges the factors responsible for harassment, including sexual harassment in public spaces, with a focus on public transport. The study was conducted by the Aurat Foundation and co-led by the Women’s Development Department (WDD)... 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

ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use

Thursday, April 26, 2018

“As part of its long-standing cooperation, UN Women partnered with ASEAN, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) to develop the ASEAN Regional Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls Data Collection and Use to strengthen the capacity of ASEAN Member States to systematically collect and use data related to violence against women and girls (VAWG). A timely motivator for these guidelines is... More

Safety Audit in Three Areas of Jakarta

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Scoping study of "Safety Audit in Three Areas of Jakarta" presents data and knowledge on key concerns of women's safety including sexual Violence (SVAWG) in the selected areas of Jakarta city. The study was conducted in selected areas of three municipalities of Jakarta that include South Jakarta, East Jakarta, and West Jakarta. Results of this study consist of data and information on the specific context of the city and what the safety concerns for women and girls in public spaces are. It... More

Trailblazers for Justice and Ending Violence Against Women in Balochistan

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UN Women is working with national and provincial counterparts to strengthen rule of law institutions for enhancing women’s access to justice. Under the inception phase project “Strengthening the Rule of Law and Improving Access to Justice, FATA and Balochistan”, UN Women aims to analyse Rule of Law institutions and justice mechanisms from gender perspective, enhance institutional capacities and advocate for policy/legal reforms in Balochistan and FATA. More

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