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Thai stock exchanges commit to help women rise up in businesses

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signaled its commitment to further promote business practices that give women greater equality and leadership in listed companies. SET President, Kesara Manchusree led business leaders in ringing the bell at the opening of the afternoon market trading session as part of the "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018" campaign held by exchanges worldwide. It was the first time the SET had participated... More

UN Women Thailand established presence to the National Legislative Assembly to commemorate International Women's Day on the theme "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives"

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In celebration of the International Women's Day, the Committee on Social, Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged Affairs of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) organized the seminar on "Women's Roles in Thailand 4.0" with the objectives to raise awareness and promote gender equality and women's roles advancement in Thailand. The event was preceded by... More

Sweden joints forces with UN Environment and UN Women to build a climate resilient Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Asia-Pacific region is making significant strides towards climate change action and disaster risk reduction. But long-lasting climate resilience in the region cannot be achieved without addressing the root causes of vulnerability and gender inequality, which disproportionality impacts women and girls and other marginalized populations in this region. Women and girls in Asia-Pacific constitute 80 per cent of all those living under USD2 per day and face barriers to... More

Women’s leadership, the missing ingredient for peace in Thailand’s southern border provinces

Monday, March 5, 2018

Patimoh Sadiyamu, the first Muslim woman to hold the position of vice provincial governor in Thailand’s southern border provinces of Narathiwat, home to over 2 million residents, and the scene of escalating violence. A native of Yala, one of the three provinces in the area, Sadiyamu, now 52, is not new to politics, having spent almost three decades in the Interior Ministry. But coming from an impoverished rural area where Muslim... More

Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

“ Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives ” - In commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018, an interactive dialogue on this year’s theme ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’ will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 in Bangkok. IWD 2018 will focus on advancing women’s voices, participation and leadership towards the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment... More

Changing Social Norms to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, March 1, 2018

P4P interventions were implemented in five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) with a focus on primary prevention and the transformation of harmful masculinities. After 12 months, the interventions showed positive and promising results, prompting a change in social norms, an increase in gender equitable attitudes, a reduction in violence, and happier, more harmonious families and communities. As the programme draws to an end... More

Panel co-organized by UN Women discusses the multiple barriers to women getting justice

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In an effort to advocate improvements to women's access to justice, an in-depth panel discussion on "Women's Access to Justice: Ending Violence against Women (VAW)" was organized by UN Women in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institutes (SDPI). The discussion was held as part of the '20th Sustainable Development Conference'. The objective of the... More

Speech: Asia-Pacific High-level Meeting for CSW 62 “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On behalf of UN Women, I want to begin by thanking you all for being here in Bangkok to prepare for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place in New York next month. I wish also to thank our UN partners, ESCAP and FAO in particular, for the partnership in organizing this meeting. And I recognize the World Food Programme for its... More

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women and girls at high-level UN forum

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Senior officials from ministries responsible for agriculture, rural development and gender equality across Asia and Pacific have agreed on key priorities for advancement of rural women's and girls' human rights at the Asia-Pacific High-level Meeting for the 62th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) concluded in Bangkok on 23 February. Organized as the regional preparatory meeting leading up to CSW62, which is taking... More

Sita Rani Gour, a small shop keeper in rural Bangladesh aiming big

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sita Rani Gour, 31, is expanding her grocery shop in Rajnagar, eastern Bangladesh, after receiving a one-time grant of 19,000 taka (US$230), from a UN Women programme supported by the Government of Japan and implemented by the non-governmental development organization BRAC. When she first opened, the shop was very small. The new funds have allowed her to... More

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