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UN Women Markets for Change project expands to Gizo Western Province

Friday, October 13, 2017

UN Women and the Australian Government are increasing their commitment to women’s economic empowerment in Solomon Islands, by expanding the Markets for Change project to Gizo, Western Province. Markets for Change (M4C) is a six-year, multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural and urban areas of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting gender equality and women’s economic... More

Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec on official visit to Australia and the Pacific to discuss progress on women’s empowerment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, Yannick Glemarec will visit Australia this week, from 9 – 12 October, and the Solomon Islands, from 12 – 14 October, to step-up progress on women’s empowerment following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While in Australia, Mr. Glemarec is expected to meet with Government representatives, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, to discuss the country’s vital role... More

President of Indonesia and Community Leaders Spotlight Role of Women in Sustainable Peace

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A landmark community festival today led by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to commemorate the International Day of Peace, brought together 8,000 people to celebrate women’s empowerment and peaceful communities. President Widodo, who in 2015 announced his support to UN Women’s HeForShe global... More

UN Women urges action to facilitate progress on women’s entrepreneurship at APEC 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Today, in a keynote speech delivered to the “Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business” part of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri urged for action to facilitate progress on women’s entrepreneurship in the region, and globally. The Forum is an activity of the Policy Partnership on Women and the... More

Comedy and Comics – Creative Approaches Break New Ground in the Battle Against Violent Extremism

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Innovative approaches such as an animated TV show with a female superhero who promotes messages of peace are needed to stem the growing threat of violent extremism in the Asia-Pacific, an important regional forum has concluded. Participants at the forum, “Comedy and Comics: Fighting terrorism one laugh at a time,” shared experiences on using new forms of media to creatively engage audiences with messages of peace and tolerance. UN Women Asia and the... More

Ensuring Women’s Participation in Humanitarian Action

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“Samoa can be a leading example for other Red Cross Societies in the Pacific region, with humanitarian assistance that recognizes the different needs of women, children and people with disabilities and involves them actively in the process,” Samoa Red Cross Society (SRCS) Secretary General Namulauulu Tautala Mauala said. SRCS is the largest humanitarian organisation in Samoa with more than 2,200 volunteers supporting local communities. SRCS is one of four Pacific organisations that UN Women is supporting through the Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) - formerly the Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) on Women... More

UN Women baseline study identifies gaps in services, justice delivery to women

Friday, August 25, 2017

Women’s access to justice, services, and safe spaces requires long-term advocacy, evidence-based provincial strategies on zero tolerance for Violence Against Women (VAW), strengthened service delivery mechanisms, and capacity building of law enforcement agencies. These recommendations were released on August 24th, by the UN Women as part of a baseline study and the initial phase of a project More

UN Women and the Australian Government step up efforts to prevent violence against women in Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, August 24, 2017

UN Women and the Women’s Union in Danang today launched a new four-year project to strengthen research, strategies and national policies to stem the pervasive violence against women in Asia and the Pacific. UN Women is partnering with local groups across the region, including the Women’s Union in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on a new project entitled “Stepping up Solutions to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific (2017-2020),” generously funded by... More

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

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