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UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly organized Fundraising Gala

Friday, December 15, 2017

UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly hosted a fundraising event in Beijing, China on 10 December, 2017. The theme was "Hand in Hand for Gender Equality" to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The partnership was established at a successful Charity Fundraising Gala in 2016, during which 200,000 USD was raised to support UN Women's work in China. In light of the success of the last... More

UN Women and Netease announce the winners for the 2017 "Women's Media Award"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UN Women China and its prominent media partner Netease are award-ing leading women in the media who have given notable contributions to the fastest grow-ing industries in the country, while globally the pain and anger of more than a million peo-ple who recently tweeted #MeToo have crowded social media with personal stories of sex-ual harassment or assault. After Weinstein, 40 men in the media industry have been ac-cused of sexual misconduct... More

EVAW Trust Fund Equality Project Dissemination workshop held in Beijing

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On 28 Nov 2017, the "20 Months of Implementation of DV Law: From NGO Perspective" workshop was held in Beijing. This workshop was jointly organized by UN Women and Equality NGO (Weiping). Around 100 participants from UN agencies, governmental agencies, research institutes, as well as civil society organizations attended this workshop. In the meantime, the workshop echoes the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence", which is between November 25th to December... More

Youth Leadership in Preventing and Ending Violence against Women and Girls Initiative launched in Beijing

Friday, November 24, 2017

The UN agencies and leading educational institutions are encouraging young people's leadership to prevent and end violence against women at the national launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. Today's world is home to 7 billion people. Young people under the age of 25 make up for 43 per cent of the world's total population and young people lead the way... More

Power for a Sustainable Future: Women and Green Energy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Green energy development does not automatically benefit all evenly and sustainably. The world today faces a significant energy divide, between rich and poor countries, between urban and rural areas and between men and women. 1.1 billion people world-wide, mainly in rural areas, do not have access to energy, and 2.9 billion people worldwide still use solid biomass, such as wood or waste, for cooking and heating. In developing Asia, 526 million people, or 14 per cent of the population, lack electricity access. Without significant political commitment and investment, energy poverty is said to deteriorate even further over the next 20 years... More

Greater efforts needed to protect disadvantaged women from domestic violence, say experts at workshop co-organized by UN Women

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Law enforcement authorities must strengthen efforts to protect China’s disadvantaged women from domestic violence, including women living with HIV, LBT people and those with disabilities. Gender equality experts and advocates made this recommendation at a 09 August workshop in Beijing that UN Women co-organized with equality NGO (Weiping) and Women’s Network against AIDS-China. About 75 participants from United Nations and governmental agencies, research institutes and civil society organizations attended... More

UN Women Joins with Zhaopin to Promote Equal Employment

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UN Women and Zhaopin Limited, one of China’s leading career platforms, have jointly launched an annual award for companies committed to international standards of empowering female employees. The China Best Employers for Female Employees Award is part of Zhaopin’s China Best Employers Awards. The award, initiated by Zhaopin in 2011, previously was given based on voting by female internet users. With UN... More

How can philanthropy best benefit women in China?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Funders of development projects seek to maximize their impact on society, but how much do women in China actually benefit from these projects? Experts from funding organizations, development projects, United Nations agencies and others tackled this question at an international Gender Equality and Philanthropy Conference in China, organized by UN Women on 21-22 June. As Elizabeth Knup of the Ford Foundation said at the conference: “Whatever we... More

Women Rising: A Diverse Perspective

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On Monday June 26th, the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) hosted the 2017 Women in Leadership Forum “Women Rising: A Diverse Perspective”. The full-day event featured a fantastic line-up of speakers who, addressed women’s empowerment in leadership roles across sectors, including politics, business, entrepreneurship, creative... More

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

Wednesday, April 19, 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

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