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UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly organized Fundraising Gala

Friday, December 15, 2017

UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly hosted a fundraising event in Beijing, China on 10 December, 2017. The theme was "Hand in Hand for Gender Equality" to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The partnership was established at a successful Charity Fundraising Gala in 2016, during which 200,000 USD was raised to support UN Women's work in China. In light of the success of the last... More

ASEAN agencies from different sectors join forces to improve the protection of women migrant workers in crisis situations

Friday, December 15, 2017

Four ASEAN sectoral bodies, overseeing women’s and children’s rights, migrant workers, and disaster management, met in Manila today for the first time to discuss the particular challenges facing women migrant workers in crisis situations. Women migrant workers are often the most vulnerable to crises, and have the least access to support services and tools... More

Unilever Pakistan and UN Women collaborate for the Economic Empowerment of Women

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Seven Principles for Women's Empowerment, are a joint initiative of UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and the UN Global Compact. These principles provide a set of guidelines to help companies focus on key elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community, through policy and action. Shazia Syed, Chairperson & CEO, Unilever Pakistan, highlighted, "The business case for gender equality and diversity has long been accepted as an integral part of organizations across... More

UN Women and Netease announce the winners for the 2017 "Women's Media Award"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UN Women China and its prominent media partner Netease are award-ing leading women in the media who have given notable contributions to the fastest grow-ing industries in the country, while globally the pain and anger of more than a million peo-ple who recently tweeted #MeToo have crowded social media with personal stories of sex-ual harassment or assault. After Weinstein, 40 men in the media industry have been ac-cused of sexual misconduct... More

UN urges everyone to take action to end violence against all women and girls

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Actions are needed now more than ever to prevent and respond to violence against all women and girls, underscored United Nations representatives at the Asia-Pacific Regional Commemoration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women held at Chulalongkorn University today. This year's commemoration came at a unique moment, coinciding with the unprecedented mobilization of millions behind #MeToo and other movements in... More

Essential Services for Survivors of Violence Launched in Northern Division

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Medical Services Pacific (MSP) is launching their "One-Stop-Shop" clinic today in Labasa that will provide free clinical, counselling and legal support services, including mobile outreach to the most remote villages on Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu. "We have partnered with UN Women, through support from the Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), and the Canada Fund to expand our services to Vanua Levu and empower women and youth through essential... More

Training on Federalism and Women's Rights Given to 40 Future Leaders

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Forty potential future leaders from across Myanmar have received training on the proposed federal system of government and how it can open opportunities to boost the status and participation of women in the country's affairs. The Myanmar Federalism Leadership Programme, held here during 16-26 November, was jointly organized by Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany), UN Women, Centre for Development and Ethnic Studies (Myanmar), and Canterbury Christ Church University... More

Improving the nation's SAFENET to prevent violence against women and girls

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More than 20 people from government and non-government organisations gathered during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence for a workshop to further improve services for women and girl survivors. Members of the SAFENET network and Essential Service Package (ESP) for Women and Girls Subject to Violence partnership, attended a workshop held at the Central Bank in Honiara on 5 December - almost three months since the official... More

Leave No One Behind - Fun Run Embracing Inclusive Approach to Ending Violence

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Samoa's Annual Fun Run to End Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW) on 25 November will focus on a commitment to 'leave no one behind' in efforts to eliminate violence. Samoa's Ministry of Women, Community and Social, Development, UN Women, the Australian Government, and Samoa's Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) are partnering for the event, which will be followed by sports and craft activities at Lalomanu Primary School. The... More

Partnerships critical in Pacific Approaches of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Today's talanoa on the Pacific approaches to what works to end violence against women and girls highlighted the critical need for all Pacific communities to work together, with a focus on prevention. Currently, the Pacific region has double the global average of women-two out of three women - who experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The talanoa was held during the 16... More

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