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Events and activities around Asia-Pacific to celebrate the International Women's Day 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are Throughout Asia-Pacific, UN Women and partners organized series of events to celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, recognizing the tireless work of activists who have... More

Fiji Services for Survivors of Gender-based Violence Set to Further Improve

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Women and children in Fiji confronted by violence will have improved access to timely and relevant services with the launch of a new Service Delivery Protocol on International Women's Day. At a gala event hosted by the Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA), the President of Fiji Jioji Konousi Konrote, OF, MC, officially launched the Fiji National Service Delivery Protocol for Responding to Cases of Gender Based Violence; Standard Operating... More

After the landslides

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bojjropodi Chakma, 44, started a successful garden after the landslide. Now, her garden not only helps her bring in income for the household, but also helps in supplementing her family’s nutritional needs. PThe Chittagong Hill Tracts area in southeastern Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters. The resulting displacement of local tribal people has spurred many conflicts in... More

OP-ED International Women's Day

Monday, March 12, 2018

International Women's Day, every 8 March, is a time for people across the Pacific region to celebrate the progress made towards gender equality. It's a day to commit ourselves to redouble our efforts to achieve equal access for Pacific women to education, employment, health, leadership, prosperity and other opportunities - and to realise the rights and benefits... More

Security, hygiene and disability friendly facilities for Auki Market

Monday, March 12, 2018

Security fencing and increasing access to facilities for people with disabilities will be priorities for Auki Market's revamp following requests from market management, vendors and others who use the marketplace. The recommendations are from the first formal Auki Market Infrastructure Task Force Meeting, held 9... More

New Pacific Partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women

Monday, March 12, 2018

This International Women's Day, a new EUR18.2 million regional programme to improve gender equality and address violence against women and girls is being announced. The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings... More

New research shows major efforts needed to enhance women's representation in Pakistan's civil service

Monday, March 12, 2018

Despite the country's favourable domestic legal framework and its international obligations, most of Pakistan's female civil servants are stuck at the bottom ranks of the bureaucracy because of sexist social attitudes, a new United Nations study has found. Gender Equality in Public Administration/2017: Pakistan Case Study was jointly... More

Milestone for Malaita Province as New Women's Empowerment and Development Policy is Launched

Monday, March 12, 2018

The first ever Malaita Women's Empowerment and Development Policy (MWEP) was unveiled on International Women's Day at an event held in Auki, Malaita Hotel, with a call for gender justice, equality, integration, inclusiveness and shared responsibility for sustainable development in the country. Developed through a consultative process and coordinated by the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) with support... More

Bangladesh holds consultation rural women ahead of Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 12, 2018

The rural women of Bangladesh have learned much about overcoming gender inequality amid the other challenges of development. Their experiences and recommendations were shared at a multi-stakeholder consultation in Dhaka, ahead of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held in New York from March 12. This year's CSW priority theme is "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment... More

Her World · Her Strength

Monday, March 12, 2018

"Her World·Her Strength," the 2018 China Women Leadership Forum, was held on Wednesday, March 6th in Beijing. The forum was jointly organized by UN Women, Zhilian Zhaopin, and CCTV's Survey on Chinese Lifestyle and Economy. With the theme 'More Than This' this event was aimed at encouraging working women to overcome traditional gender norms, challenge prejudices and stereotypes, and call on all circles of society... More

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