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P&G announces a new initiative for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Pakistan

Monday, May 14, 2018

Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced the launch of its latest Gender Equality initiative under the P&G #WeSeeEqual program at a formal ceremony held in Karachi, reinforcing its commitment to contribute towards the economic empowerment of women in the country. Through its social cause programs, P&G has partnered with Health Oriented Preventive... More

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa launches transport service for women in selected cities of KPK Province as funded by the Government of Japan and implementing partners UNOPS Country Office in Pakistan and UN Women

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transport and Mass Transit Department has launched the ‘Sakura Women Bus Service’ with financial assistance from the Government of Japan along with technical implementing partnership with UNOPS and UN Women. With the aim of providing a public transport service safe to women and girls, a total of 14 buses have been procured. 7 buses will be allocated to each of the two districts of Mardan and Abbottabad. Although the... More

Government of Sweden pledges USD 9.6 million to enhance women’s access to justice in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Government of Sweden has committed USD 9.6 million to UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific to carry out a five-year project aimed at enhancing access to justice for women in Asia and the Pacific. The project “Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment” will be jointly carried out jointly with Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human... More

Real change coming for Gizo Market

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Celebrations are underway today at the official ground-breaking ceremony for a new Gizo Market facility. Following a request from the Western Provincial Government, Australia has committed approximately AUD 3 million to redevelop the existing Gizo town market facility. The new market will be designed and built by Reeves International and will improve the market’s... More

“I needed to learn to lead myself before I could lead others” — an Afghan women’s rights leader talks about UN Women’s leadership training

Monday, April 23, 2018

Shukuria Hashimi has been with the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) for 17 years, where she was appointed planning and policy manager in 2013, and recently started mentoring women graduate recruits. She is also the founder of the country’s Association of Women in Public Service. Hashimi shared her thoughts about a training course by UN Women she attended, on Transformational Leadership and Management for Women in the Afghan Civil Service... More

Leadership project to build on women’s representation in Samoa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project seeks to improve gender equality and women’s leadership in Samoa. WILS represents the second phase of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) Project, which was in place from 2014 to 2016. Samoa has made significant advances in development and in promoting gender equality. Women now hold five... More

UN study sheds new light on discrimination against rape victims

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The majority of victims of sexual assault in Thailand and Viet Nam face serious challenges in obtaining justice, and this is in part due to discriminatory attitudes and practices which discouraged, dismissed and disempowered them at every step in the justice process; from the initial reporting to trial, a new United Nations study has found. The findings of the study 'The Trial of Rape: Understanding the Criminal Justice... More

New Pacific Partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women

Monday, March 12, 2018

This International Women's Day, a new EUR18.2 million regional programme to improve gender equality and address violence against women and girls is being announced. The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings... More

New research shows major efforts needed to enhance women's representation in Pakistan's civil service

Monday, March 12, 2018

Despite the country's favourable domestic legal framework and its international obligations, most of Pakistan's female civil servants are stuck at the bottom ranks of the bureaucracy because of sexist social attitudes, a new United Nations study has found. Gender Equality in Public Administration/2017: Pakistan Case Study was jointly... More

Thai stock exchanges commit to help women rise up in businesses

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today signaled its commitment to further promote business practices that give women greater equality and leadership in listed companies. SET President, Kesara Manchusree led business leaders in ringing the bell at the opening of the afternoon market trading session as part of the "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018" campaign held by exchanges worldwide. It was the first time the SET had participated... More

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