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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

Research from China reveals women more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change

22 December 2016

On 12 December 2016, one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Women launched the new research report, “Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China” in Beijing. The research fills a crucial literature gap in the country and supports evidence-based discussion on the future of climate change and disaster reduction in China. Ma Leijun, China Gender Fund Programme Officer from... More

Remarks: International HeForShe Roller Derby Invitational

10 May 2016

This is the culmination of more than 10 years of advocacy, by Chinese civil society, the Women’s Federation, the UN system, embassies, and other national and international organizations. Domestic violence occurs in all countries and affects all groups of people. Strong laws are needed to prevent domestic violence, to provide assistance to survivors of More

Shining the Olympic Spirit on Gender Equality: “International HeForShe Roller Derby Invitational” Advocacy Event

03 May 2016

Chinese popular TV star Zhu Yawen and Olympic speed skating champion Wang Meng attended a special sports advocacy event to show their support for gender equality. The advocacy event, which is organized by UN Women, Proya Cosmetic Company, Beijing Roller Derby, and seven other sponsors, is the International HeForShe Roller Derby Invitational. The event will attract a large audience of nearly 500 people to the Ditan Olympic Gymnasium in Beijing, China. The aim of this... More

Family Violence Law takes a historical step forward for women’s and children’s protection

15 March 2016

The UN System in China welcomed the entering into force of the Family Violence Law on March 1, marking a significant step in preventing and protecting victims of family violence in the country. Adopted at the 18th Session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 27 December 2015, the law prohibits family violence, defined as physical, emotional and other behaviors in the form of beating, binding, mutilation and restriction... More

Women gain political representation and leadership in rural China

22 December 2015

Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27. Her average day looks like this: hours spent in efforts to boost the economy of the village, caring for left-behind children of migrant workers, and then whatever is left of the day, she spends visiting village residents to hear about their concerns, and organizing various skills training programmes for the villagers. “Chinese women are as capable to govern and lead as men, and must be given equal opportunities to do so,” she says... More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women awarded grants worth close to USD 13 million to 33 organizations responded to the 2015 Call for Proposals

18 December 2015

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is a multilateral grant-making mechanism working to fulfil the right of every woman and girl to live a life free of violence. Administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, the UN Trust Fund supports multi-year innovative and practical approaches that contribute to ending violence against women and girls in all its forms and in all contexts. Thirty-three new grants were awarded in the UN Trust Fund’s grant-making in 2015. These will... More

Chinese Students learn to use social media to prevent Gender-Based Violence

10 December 2015

Fifty peer educators from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) in China joined a training on “Using Social Media to Promote Gender Equality and Prevent Gender Based Violence”, which makes part of the programme “Peer Leadership for Healthy Relationships” implemented by UN Women China and BRS. Mr. Wang Guangfa, BRS Principal, called upon the girls and boys to become leaders in the advocacy efforts for greater gender equality while Ms. Julia Broussard, UN Women... More

China campaigns for Gender Equality and ending discrimination against women living with HIV

02 December 2015

On occasion of World Aids Day 2015 and 16 days of activitism against violence against women, UN Women China and the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention (NCAIDS) are conducting a campaign to call for government support and public awareness to end stigma and discrimination facing women living with HIV. The campaign entitled “Gender Equality: a step towards zero HIV/AIDS” employs messages of the HeForShe campaign to encourage men and boys to stand up... More

Actress Hai Qing appointed Goodwill Ambassador for China

30 October 2015

During a four-day mission to Beijing and Hangzhou, China, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri appointed Chinese actress Hai Qing to be the country’s first National Goodwill Ambassador at a HeForShe banquet on 22 October. Ms. Qing is widely known for her acting, but in her new role she will... More

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