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UN Women and Thailand Institute of Justice strengthen partnership to ensure female victims can get justice

Friday, April 19, 2019

UN Women signed an agreement today with the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) to strengthen their partnership to help women and girls who have experienced abuse and violence secure legal protection and justice. The partnership will focus on joint activities based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 for gender equality, Goal 16 for peace, justice and security and Goal 17 for building sustainable partnerships. Countries worldwide including Thailand have agreed to try to achieve these and other goals by 2030... More

Indonesian Finance Minister “Rang the Bell” to Encourage Private Sector’s Role in Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment

Friday, April 19, 2019

Indonesian Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani, was joined by representatives from the businesses sector and Indonesia Stock Exchange to ring the bell for Gender Equality with UN Women, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The bell ringing ceremony aims to raise awareness on the key role of the private sectors in accelerating progress for gender equality. Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani with Vice Chair of UN Global Compact Paul Polman... More

Memorandum of Understanding signed by UN Women Nepal and Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

UN Women and the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) of the Government of Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to take forward their partnership in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal. The five-year agreement was signed by Wenny Kusuma, Representative of UN Women Nepal and Rudra Devi Sharma, Joint Secretary of MoWCSC, in the presence of Honorable Minister Tham Maya Thapa and Acting Secretary Bir Bahadur... More

UN Women and Norway cooperate to support peace process in Myanmar through the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Friday, April 5, 2019

UN Women Myanmar with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon is implementing the second phase of the project, ‘Centering Women and their Priorities in the Peace Process: Implementing the UNSCR 1325 and Related Resolutions’. Initiated in 2017, the programme will continue into 2020 with the aim of ensuring the implementation of the national commitments and accountability frameworks on the Women, Peace and Development Plans (WPDP) in south-eastern Myanmar... More

Women and youths encouraged to counter extremist groups

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Extremist groups are increasingly targeting youths and using gender stereotypes as a tool in recruitment, so young people must take the lead in creating strategies to combat radicalization. On 19-21 March, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime organized a dialogue in Bangkok called, Promoting Peaceful Engagement: Learning from and Empowering the Youth on Preventing Violent Extremism. A total of 75 people from South-East Asian countries,... More

Bangsamoro Women’s Summit raises grass-roots women’s voices and pushes for women’s participation in peacebuilding

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On the heels of the swearing in of a new transitional authority for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), UN Women hosted an Inaugural Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Women’s Summit from 28-29 March in Davao, southern Philippines, bringing together over 100 grass-roots women and maintaining momentum for their full participation in the new government. The Summit produced a women’s agenda, which called for: spaces to ensure women’s needs are met in laws... More

Using comedy to promote equality and peaceful communities

Thursday, March 28, 2019

“I wanted to explore an issue a lot of women face. We’ll just be talking about ‘can women have it all?’—which is of course a question that society poses every so often, similar to things like:‘are women funny’; or ‘does she have to talk’; or ‘can a woman have a family and a career and friends and soccer’? I immediately think: well, maybe if you helped instead of asking me this question all the time,”joked comedian Aparna Nancherla during her appearance... More

UN Officials in Asia-Pacific trained on UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard

Monday, March 25, 2019

UN Women in collaboration with the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) and the UNSDG Asia-Pacific organized a regional coordination training workshop entitled, UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard: Regional Training Workshop for UNCTs in the Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand on 11-12 March 2019. UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard is an accountability framework that promotes improved planning, coordination, programming and results for gender equality and women’s empowerment... More

Thai public prosecutors learn how to be more sensitive to female victims

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

With a recent gender-sensitivity training for 60 public prosecutors, UN Women is continuing its efforts to help Thai women who have experienced violence to secure justice. UN Women organized the Training Workshop on Criminal Justice Processes on the Protection of Women on 23-25 January in collaboration with Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General and Thailand Institute of Justice, a state-established... More

In the Philippines, UN Women is honoured by the Provincial Government of Maguindanao

Thursday, February 28, 2019

On 12 February 2019, the Maguindanao Provincial Government honoured UN Women during the first-ever Araw ng Parangal ceremony (Recognition Day). This ceremony recognizes organizations that have significantly contributed to social development and peacebuilding efforts in the province... More

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