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Port Moresby’s youths advocated for peace, in celebration of International Youth Day

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More than 500 people joined UN Women Sanap Wantaim Youth Advocates on International Youth Day celebration that called on youths to help build peaceful communities and ending violence against women and girls. UN Women’s Sanap Wantaim (Stand Together) Campaign hosted a roadshow with other youth organizations at the Stop & Shop Waigani Central Carparks around the theme “Youth Building Peace “on International Youth Day. Sanap... More

Greater efforts needed to protect disadvantaged women from domestic violence, say experts at workshop co-organized by UN Women

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Law enforcement authorities must strengthen efforts to protect China’s disadvantaged women from domestic violence, including women living with HIV, LBT people and those with disabilities. Gender equality experts and advocates made this recommendation at a 09 August workshop in Beijing that UN Women co-organized with equality NGO (Weiping) and Women’s Network against AIDS-China. About 75 participants from United Nations and governmental agencies, research institutes and civil society organizations attended... More

Equality in Participation for Women and Men a Priority for Oceania Rugby and UN Women

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Oceania Rugby’s commitment to increasing the participation and leadership of women and girls in rugby across the Pacific has been reinforced by a new partnership with UN Women. Oceania Rugby has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women, which is the global champion for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.... More

UN Women Joins with Zhaopin to Promote Equal Employment

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UN Women and Zhaopin Limited, one of China’s leading career platforms, have jointly launched an annual award for companies committed to international standards of empowering female employees. The China Best Employers for Female Employees Award is part of Zhaopin’s China Best Employers Awards. The award, initiated by Zhaopin in 2011, previously was given based on voting by female internet users. With UN... More

Multinational Companies in Pakistan Lead by Example in Strengthening Gender Equality Commitments

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Companies have a key role to play as “change agents” to build a world where gender equality is a reality to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5. In pledging their support to take action, the Seven Principles of Women’s Empowerment - a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact - will provide a set of considerations to assist PepsiCo Pakistan, Nestlé Pakistan and... More

Computer Savvy Market Vendors

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“This is the first time for us to use a computer,” said Eslin Solomon, President of Vanuatu’s Silae Vanua Market Vendor Association (MVA). “It’s really hard, however, we are trying our best to learn how to use the computer and I feel like I can do this,” Eslin said.... More

Fiji Girl Guides Rally to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The chant “say no to violence!” rang across Naqali District School as 72 girl guides and 10 girl leaders rallied together in Naitasiri on Saturday for the Fiji Girl Guides’ fifth and final march to end violence against women and girls. The Naitasiri Voices Against Violence (VAV) Rally at Naqali District School... More

Ambassador congratulates Sisters Helping Sisters

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Women from Silae Vanua and Marobe Tanvasoko Market Vendor Associations (MVA) welcomed Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, as she unveiled new office equipment for the Silae Vanua MVA. The Silae Vanua MVA’s new office equipment is funded by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program in Vanuatu. The... More

Dialogue to address violence against women and girls with disabilities

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“Women and girls with disabilities do not report cases of violence, abuse and exploitations due to barriers and challenges they face as a woman and as a person with a disability”, said Mr Setareki Macanawai, the CEO for Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). Mr Macanawai made this comment at the first ever regional dialogue on Ending Violence against women and girls with disabilities (EVAW) in the Pacific. PDF in partnership with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office... More

Ways to reduce violence against women and girls with disabilities

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lessons learnt from a unique Toolkit on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Fiji are driving ideas to develop similar approaches in other Pacific countries. “When we started using our Fiji toolkit back in 2015 we didn’t realise how much it would really help our women and girls,” said Litia Naitanui, Rewa Branch President, Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO), who is a participant at this week’s Pacific Disability... More

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