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Comedy, smiles and YouTube: Bringing fresh approaches to promoting gender equality and messages of peace

Monday, March 19, 2018

"I have a man, I have a woman, I have a smile, I have respect - Gender Equal Peaceful World!" With these words, Japanese pop sensation PIKOTARO - star of the world famous "PPAP" - debuted his new collaboration with UN Women, "Gender Equal Peaceful World", in Tokyo on March 1. With his signature dance moves on full display, PIKOTARO performed live as part of a showcase of the successes of UN Women's regional programme on Preventing Violent Extremism... More

TRANSFORMING GENDER SOCIAL NORMS THROUGH COMEDY: FIGHTING TERRORISM ONE LAUGH AT A TIME

Thursday, February 22, 2018

As the internet becomes more accessible, the online space has become the new battleground for influencing the ideologies of young people. Violent extremist groups use the internet and social media to promote radical messages, which glamorize terrorism in an effort to recruit young men and women to their ranks. Comedy and satire are a powerful force to counter these harmful messages and prevent violent extremist activity. Female comedians in particular are proving to be a... More

Shiseido becomes the first Japanese company to partner with UN Women to promote gender quality in Japan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shiseido and UN Women have announced a partnership to promote gender quality in Japan. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Shiseido's commitment towards women’s advancement, the partnership aims to raise awareness of gender equality and develop capacities of young women and men to act as agents of change. Shiseido, one of the oldest Japanese multinational personal care companies, commits to strengthen its management focus on... More

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

Monday, April 10, 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

Monday, April 10, 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

Japanese Prime Minister and UN Women Executive Director inaugurate UN Women Liaison Office in Bunkyo City

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reiterating their shared commitment to create “a society where women shine”, on 30 August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka officially inaugurated the new UN Women Liaison Office in Tokyo, located in Bunkyo City... UN... More

"It is a big year for women" – Executive Director

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The UN Women team is already looking forward to the Prime Minister’s speech at the General Assembly, because he never fails to hit the issues that matter for women and girls. So much has happened in the world since the first World Assembly of Women was convened... More

Interview with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Friday, June 5, 2015

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, refers to his Government's contribution of nearly USD 5 million to UN Women’s core budget and over USD 14 million to projects and programmes financed through its non-core budget, bringing Japan’s total funding for 2015 to USD 19,244,181 million – more than double its 2014 donation. In an interview, Minister Kishida reinforces messages by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underlining Japan’s commitment to gender equality... More

UN Women Executive Director to highlight women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls during her first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starting on 25 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will begin her first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region as United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. More

During first official trip to Japan, UN Women’s Executive Director thanks Government for support and calls for women’s full participation

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tokyo, 9 November—On her first official visit to Japan, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet will highlight gender equality and women’s rights as the foundation for a nation’s real progress and economic revival. More

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