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UN Women, Ministry of Panchayati Raj to strengthen gender responsive governance

20 April 2017

The Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a project to strengthen the capacities of governance institutions to ensure that gender concerns are embedded in the design and implementation... More

A UN Women toolkit for peer education opens young eyes in China and Viet Nam

19 April 2017

When young people talk to other young people about women’s rights, the experience can be eye-opening for both sides. “I have learned what it means to truly respect each other,” said Zhang Hang, a student at Beijing Royal School who attended a training given by students at Beijing Normal University. “This is the first time I talk openly about gender, sex and life,” said Li Hexin, a student... More

From transforming within to transforming society: UN Women launches training on leadership for gender equality in Timor-Leste

17 April 2017

“I participated in several leadership trainings over my career but this workshop has provided me more insight on leadership, because it is building on the existing capacities of the participants, and recognizing their strengths,” said Manuel Dos Santos, the Director of non-governmental organization Pradet, which provides support services to survivors of violence. Ms. Ivete Oliveira, former President of the Rede Feto Board leading the discussion among... More

UN Women Cambodia launches study on working conditions and attitudes experienced by domestic workers

14 April 2017

Domestic work, a sector that predominantly employs women, is regularly excluded from national minimum wage protection, a recent joint UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) study finds. Many domestic workers earn far less than the minimum wage. “No one is born literate. Everyone was born the earn knowledge during their life.” In a crowd-silencing anecdote of Kyek, a 28-year-old domestic worker from Myanmar, UN Women... More

Conference Discussed Gender and Displacement

14 April 2017

The importance of mainstreaming gender in resettlement process is highlighted in an international conference that opened today in Ha Long. Experts from international organizations, governental agencies, local organizations and academia have gathered to discuss national and international experiences, potential outcomes, and policy recommendations for Vietnam in the area of gender and resettlement. Globally,... More

British Embassy Bangkok and UN Women host dialogue on conflict-related sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape

10 April 2017

British Embassy Bangkok and UN Women in Asia Pacific hosted a dialogue on ‘Addressing the needs of sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape in National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific’ in Bangkok on 12 January 2017. The event brought together global and regional experts, civil society, and representatives from UN entities involved in the development of National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs-WPS)... More

UK and UN Women celebrate International Women’s Day by joining together to address conflict-related sexual violence

10 April 2017

The project aims to better understand the needs of conflict-related sexual violence survivors and their children in Asia-Pacific, and to document recommendations for strengthening national approaches that respond to survivors, including National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security. In January 2017, a regional Expert Group Meeting was convened in Bangkok, Thailand to reflect on the needs of survivors in Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and... More

HeForShe Arts Week Bangkok brings gender equality to the forefront of the public sphere

04 April 2017

Perfectly timed with International Women’s Day, the weeklong HeForShe Arts Week Bangkok took place from 8 to 15 March in Bangkok, Thailand.The event - synchronized in other capitals of the World: London, New York, Madrid, Panama City, Paris, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo- was organized by UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific to bring public awareness – through arts and culture – on multiple forms of gender... More

UN Women and Morango Films Screen the top 25 short films on ‘Social and Political Rights of Women’ under Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’

31 March 2017

To experience another woman's life through a 60-seconds documentary can be a revelatory experience, if crafted and narrated well. The Izhar by Film Fellowship (IBFF), an initiative of Morango Films, with support from UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) held a screening ceremony of the top 25 short films produced by trainees from across Pakistan who participated in the first-ever fellowship program on the social and... More

A safe and reliable public transport for women and girls

31 March 2017

Port Morebsy City authorities launched the first-ever bus timetable in the city. As part of the Safe Public Transport Programme, Ginigoada (UN Women NGO partner) has worked in collaboration with UN Women to provide safe transport options for women and girls in Port Moresby. Since 2015, Ginigoada has operated four women-only buses providing safe and free transit to approx. 650 women and girls daily, supported by the Australian government. Starting... More

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