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New Pacific Partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In the Pacific region up to two in every three women are impacted by domestic violence and gender-based violence – twice the global average based on national prevalence studies. To respond to this challenging issue - and in a first for the Pacific - the European Union, Australian Government, United Nations and two Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) are partnering to coordinate the region’s largest single project to... More

UN Women Executive Director joins the call for an end to child marriage in Pakistan at ‘16 Days’ event in Mithi

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Making one of Pakistan’s most impoverished districts the first stop of her first official visit to the country, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka today called upon the entire community to end child marriages and voice their commitment to change the lives of girls and young women for the better. “Choosing when and who to marry is one of life’s most... More

National Committees Global meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

“Leadership isn’t easy, you have to be respectful and humble. It takes a strong heart,” explains Nausori Market Vendors’ Association President Venina Korovusere to representatives from Finland, Iceland, Singapore, Germany, United States and several other UN Women National Committees who were in Fiji for the Global National Committees’ Meeting last month. Hosted by the UN Women National... More

A DREAM from the Heart

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UN Women in PNG has launched a new song composed by Jobecca Watinga, a final year accounting Student at the University of Papua New Guinea. She wrote the song after attending one of Sanap Wantaim’s campaign concerts on promoting Port Moresby as a safe city for women and girls. “I am from a loving Christian home, where its peaceful with no exposure to violence. However, this is not the same for many. The song is about the dreams... More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launches its 2018 Call for Proposals

Monday, December 3, 2018

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 22 nd grant cycle (2018). Civil society organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of USD 50,000 up to a maximum of USD 1 million for a period of three years. The application deadline is 18 January 2019 . Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas: Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end... More

Speak Up for Gender Equality: Because Gender Equality is not an individual’s issue

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This morning in Hanoi, "Speak Up for Gender Equality” was organized by UN Women, the Embassies of Canada, Norway, New Zealand and Switzerland, Vietnam Women's Museum, VVC - National Volunteer Center, Plan International Vietnam, TRAMOC at United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi). The event began with “The journey for Gender Equality”... More

UN House turns orange to support ending violence against women

Monday, November 26, 2018

As part of the global 16 Days of Activism campaign, the UN House in India turned orange on Friday, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on November 25. The special event, under the theme “Orange The World: #HearMeToo”, was organised by UN Women, along with the UN in India, as part of the UN Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign that is set to continue till the International Day of Human Rights... More

More coordinated services for Kiribati women and girl survivors of violence

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tarawa, Kiribati — Women and children in Kiribati confronted by violence will have improved access to more timely and relevant services across government and civil society agencies. The Kiribati Government through Ministry of Women, Youth, Sport and Social Affairs (MWYSSA) has launched its Kiribati Standard Operating Procedures for Gender-Based Violence Response, in partnership with the SafeNet network of government and non-government frontline service providers and UN Women. The... More

Speech: #HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, November 23, 2018

For far too long, the systematic silencing of victims/survivors and the impunity of perpetrators have allowed the global pandemic of violence against women to continue – unheard and unchallenged. The ubiquity of this violence continues to be revealed with shocking regularity through the stories and reports surfacing through the #MeToo movement and its sister movements... More

#HearMeToo: Stand in solidarity with survivors to end violence against women and girls

Friday, November 23, 2018

Survivors must be heard, believed and supported, and new action is needed more than ever to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. That was the key message underscored through deeply personal and powerful stories shared at the regional commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the United Nations’ regional hub in Bangkok today. As the annual 16 Days... More

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