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Jacob Thoppil, Director of International Cooperation (DFATD), Southeast Asia

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jacob Thoppil, Director of International Cooperation, overseeing Canada’s Bilateral Development Assistance in Indonesia and Regional Development Programming in Southeast Asia speaks about women’s empowerment and the change to be undertaken. A change to end discrimination against women in society begins with equal rights to life, liberty and security, but extends to equal participation of women and men in decisions making, equal access to education, skills and jobs, equal remuneration for equal... More

UN4U Photo Contest 2014 on Gender Equality - What does Gender Equality look like to you?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This year’s United Nations Day celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with a photo contest on gender equality. The theme was chosen ahead of next year’s historic Beijing +20 conference, which marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. The conference will review the progress and setbacks for women around the world using as a measure the Beijing Platform for Action, a global framework for realising gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The... More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of substantive equality

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Substantive Equality. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rPOhDb More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of state obligation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of State Obligation. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rPOhDb More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Non-discrimination. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rPOhDb More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of State Obligation (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of State Obligation. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/umETapJ4b8o Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit:... More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non-Discrimination (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Non-discrimination. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/OBdDB5PKrmk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please... More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Substantive Equality (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Substantive Equality. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/rI8lNB-XMIk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please... More

We Are Ready: Women's political participation in the Pacific

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This film is an overview of the unique history of three Pacific Island countries, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and briefly investigates the ways in which women's political participation is being promoted in each country. To find out more about UN Women's work in the Pacific please visit: visit here: http://bit.ly/THbWaZ Or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unwomenpacific. More

Learning to Lead in Timor-Leste: Adriana Araujo Lopes’ story

Monday, September 15, 2014

Adriana Araujo Lopes is the leader of a women’s group in Timor-Leste. Their primary concern is agriculture and their children’s education. Through UN Women Timor-Leste and their partner organization, the Asia-Pacific Support Collective Timor-Leste (APSCTL), Adriana has been able to coordinate training on care and community concerns with her women’s group. The video is produced by UN Women Timor-Leste. More

Learning to Lead in Timor-Leste: Three women share their stories of change

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Veronica Casimira is a farmer and a member of her village council in Timor-Leste. After suffering violence at the hands of militia groups, Veronica gained support and educational training services from UN Women and their local NGO partners, Fokupers and the Asia-Pacific Support Collective Timor-Leste (APSCTL), building her confidence and leadership skills in conflict resolution and gender related concerns. Rosalina Moniz is a women’s group leader in Timor-Leste. After her husband left her to... More

Empowering the Women of Timor-Leste: Peacebuilding in practice

Monday, September 1, 2014

Since the UN Security Council passed resolution 1325 on women, peace and security there has been a worldwide call for women and girls to be protected from gender based violence, and their voices to be brought to the forefront in discussions concerning peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Working closely with local partners, UN Women Timor-Leste has risen to this challenge by providing women with training programmes on leadership, conflict resolution, and agriculture, as well as social and... More

Aung San Suu Kyi: Advocate for the rights of women and girls

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One of the world's most renowned human rights activists, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated much of her life to bringing democracy, dignity and human rights to Myanmar's citizens. She is a founding member and current Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, and was elected to parliament in 2012. She spent decades under house arrest, before being freed in 2010. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights, and has received more... More

Thailand: Domestic Violence

Monday, July 21, 2014

Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of women's lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners by training police cadets in investigating domestic violence. Produced by UNTV for UN Women, this piece follows one young woman cadet as she gets her first close-up look at a case of abuse. More

#BroThatsNotOk

Friday, June 13, 2014

Violence against women is no laughing matter. UN Women, in support of the UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women, is reaching out to young men and boys in Asia to raise awareness and fight against acceptability and tolerance of violence against women. The message is simple: When it comes to violence against women, there is no grey zone. BRO, IT'S NEVER OK. Developed by Saatchi&Saatchi Thailand. Find out more about the campaign at: http://unwomen-asiapacific.org/brothatsnotok More

UN Women Fiji International Women's Day 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

UN Women Fiji reached out to school children to teach them the theme of International Women's Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all. More

UN Women Executive Director Visits Long Bien Market

Thursday, April 3, 2014

During a three-day visit to Viet Nam in late March 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited Hanoi's Long Bien night market to engage migrant workers on ending violence against women and girls. The evening featured a dialogue with s mall group of men and women migrant workers, who shared their experiences and daily challenges with the Executive Director. It culminated with a performance and games segment featuring information on migrants' rights, gender quality and sharing... More

UN Women Executive Director speaks with Vietnamese high schoolers about gender-based violence

Monday, March 31, 2014

During her three-day visit to Viet Nam in late March 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited the historic 105-year-old Chu Van An High School to speak about ending gender-based violence. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka urged the roughly 450 students who engaged in the 90-minute dialogue to know their rights, as well as where to find assistance if they are subjected to or witness violence against women and girls. See more at: http://bit.ly/1ghuy53 More

Preventing Gender-Based Violence: Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund

Monday, February 10, 2014

The very high proportion of women and children in the Pacific who face violence during their lives has prompted many Pacific island organisations to look at ways to prevent this violence. UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office, through its Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund project, supports these efforts to prevent gender-based violence. Through a regional workshop, participants examined the importance of data collection in the prevention process, in order to measure the... More

Learning Exchange: Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund

Monday, February 10, 2014

UN Women Fiji Multi Country Office convened a regional workshop to bring together those programs supported through the Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund project to share their experiences, successes and challenges. The forum provided an opportunity to share experiences regarding project monitoring reflect on how actions at the community level are making a difference to the lives of survivors of violence against women across the Pacific. The Pacific Regional Ending... More

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