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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Governments, civil society and the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific are strengthening the roll-out and implementation of a multi-sectoral response to urgently address gender-based violence against women and girls across this diverse region. More than 100 delegates representing a range of... More

A call for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Women in the Asia-Pacific region face serious barriers to their full and active engagement in the economy and to improving their socio-economic status. In deliberating these barriers, key recommendations on promoting women’s economic empowerment in today’s changing world of work were made at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on the 23 – 24th of February 2017. Dr Miwa Kato, Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the... More

Q&A with Sisters in Danger

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched the UNiTE Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign by inviting people to submit their own music video about ending violence against women. UN Women spoke with Sisters in... More

UN Women to launch research publication on the state of migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia entitled, “Worker, Helper, Auntie, Maid?”

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With domestic work being increasingly taken over by migrants, domestic workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia are finally finding their way into the private households in Thailand and Malaysia. These housekeepers, nannies and caregivers are often caught between immigration law and employment law and excluded from labour rights and protections. ... More

New UN Women report finds progress but also big challenges on gender responsive budgeting in Asia

Friday, December 9, 2016

Targeted fiscal policies have improved the quality and quantity of budgetary allocations for promoting gender equality in Asia and the Pacific but significant challenges remain, says a new UN Women report launched today. Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Status Report is the first comprehensive review of these policies in the region. It is based on a detailed review of 26 countries and assesses almost two decades of such initiatives by government,... More

UN Women’s Public Service Announcement promoting ‘Active Bystander’ goes interactive

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Public Service Announcement (PSA) Active bystander is produced with the objective to encourage people to take action on ending violence against women and girls. The piece follows a positive bystander approach that aspires to increase individual intervention in situations of harassment in public spaces. An interactive version of the PSA has been developed by UN Women, not only for desktop computer but also user-friendly for other devices such as phones and tablets. The Active bystander... More

Q&A with Abigail Pamei, featured artist for the 2016 UNiTE Song Contest

Thursday, December 8, 2016

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific recently launched the UNiTE 2016 Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End violence against women Campaign by inviting people’s own music video for the UNiTE Campaign Song 2016. As a starting point, Ms Abigail Pamei, an independent singer from India and Director Social Responsibility of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur... More

UN calls for more sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Investments in gender equality, and specifically those addressing violence against women, remain vastly insufficient in the region, highlighted United Nations representatives at the Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women held in Bangkok today. The regional commemoration was organized by the United Nations Regional Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment, co-chaired by the United Nations... More

Regional Commemoration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Monday, November 28, 2016

For decades, activists around the world advocated tirelessly to bring the world’s attention to the critical issue of violence against women. Violence against women is a human rights violation that permeates every corner of society, every country in the world and is widespread and very costly as well for those beyond the women who are experiencing... More

Partnership, protection, response and empowerment: rolling out essential services to end gender-based violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, November 24, 2016

UNFPA, UN Women and WHO jointly organized a three-day regional meeting in Bangkok bringing together 100 participants from 10 countries. Governments, civil society and the United Nations family in Asia and the Pacific are strengthening efforts to respond to the persistent scourge of gender-based violence... More

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