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Q&A with Sisters in Danger

21 February 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?”

21 December 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

09 December 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

09 December 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

08 December 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

29 November 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

28 November 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

24 November 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

Timor-Leste Officially Launches its National Action Plan for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security 2016-2020

31 October 2016

Timor-Leste officially launched its National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)/ NAP UNSCR 1325, on Women Peace and Security, today, becoming the third country in Southeast Asia (after the Philippines and Indonesia) to adopt such a measure. More

UN Women to launch women, peace and security publications

23 October 2016

Four publications on women, peace and security, produced by UN Women, will be launched on 28 October during the women’s agenda presentation to the ARMM Regional Government in Cotabato City. More

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