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UN Women Pioneering for Gender-sensitive Infographics in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Infographics – a graphical representation of information – is one of the trending methods people choose to share information online globally. Many organizations including media, businesses, and UN agencies are publishing thousands of infographics on online channels every day. To encourage media for producing gender-responsive infographics, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific organized a three-day workshop for journalists and reporters... More

Women’s role vital in countering violent extremism

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in terrorist activities around the world, including in South and South-East Asia. The 2016 Global Terrorism Index ranks South Asia as the second most affected region in the world. Women and girls are impacted by rising extremism differently than men and boys. They are often the first victims of violent attacks, their rights and mobility, as well as economic capacities are compromised even more than their male counterparts. But they also play a vital role... More


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

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