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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

Sweden joints forces with UN Environment and UN Women to build a climate resilient Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Asia-Pacific region is making significant strides towards climate change action and disaster risk reduction. But long-lasting climate resilience in the region cannot be achieved without addressing the root causes of vulnerability and gender inequality, which disproportionality impacts women and girls and other marginalized populations in this region. Women and girls in Asia-Pacific constitute 80 per cent of all those living under USD2 per day and face barriers to... More

Panel co-organized by UN Women discusses the multiple barriers to women getting justice

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In an effort to advocate improvements to women's access to justice, an in-depth panel discussion on "Women's Access to Justice: Ending Violence against Women (VAW)" was organized by UN Women in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institutes (SDPI). The discussion was held as part of the '20th Sustainable Development Conference'. The objective of the... More

Press Release: Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women and girls at high-level UN forum

Friday, February 23, 2018

Ministers and senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific on Friday committed to ensuring greater empowerment of rural women and girls to improve their standard of living, food security and livelihoods. The pledge was made at the regional consultation for the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) held in Bangkok. Rural women and girls continue to face structural barriers that impact their... More

UN Women and Civil Service Commission Collaborate to Promote Equal Opportunities and Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Timor-Leste

Monday, February 12, 2018

Today, UN Women in Timor-Leste signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Timor-Leste's Civil Service Commission (CSC) for advancing gender equality in public administration, including ensuring zero tolerance of sexual harassment and upholding equal opportunities for a stronger civil service. The President of the CSC, Dr. Faustino Cardoso Gomes, in his remarks, noted, "The mandate of CSC is to reform the public service. An important aspect of the reform is to... More

Solomon Islands: South-South Exchange Vanuatu a Success

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Solomon Islands' marketplace managers and decision-makers arrived home in Solomon Islands this weekend, after a week spent exchanging ideas on how they can improve marketplaces for women. Over the past fortnight, three Solomon Island and five Vanuatu delegates travelled each other's countries as part of a South-South Exchange. The exchange, run through UN Women's Markets for Change (M4C) project, hopes to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of marketplace... More

More support for Kiribati women and children survivors of violence

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Women and children affected by violence have increased access to services and support in Tarawa with the new Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre opening 31 January. Women and children seeking assistance can visit the Centre in Bairiki, Tarawa, or phone its 191 Helpline number, or 750-21000 landline. At the official opening of the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre (KWCSC), the Australian High Commissioner to Kiribati, Mr Bruce Cowled, officially opened the Centre... More

UN Women Executive Director praises Bangladesh for its generosity in embracing the Rohingya into the country and protecting the Rohingya women and girls' rights and dignity

Monday, February 5, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka praised the Government of Bangladesh, as well as its people, for its generosity in welcoming the Rohingya despite its own priorities and its efforts to address needs of women and girls and protection of their rights and dignity during this world's worst humanitarian crisis, the press was informed today. The Executive Director ended her five-day visit today, in which she met with the Prime... More

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