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E.Quality Talks & #DontTellMeHowToDress Exhibition

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Media representatives are invited to an important event to launch the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), commemorated by the United Nations under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. This year’s theme is “#HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Girls”, reflecting on the unprecedented global and regional mobilization behind #MeToo and other movements that are... More

UN Women and Cindy Sirinya Bishop to launch a new exhibition on challenging misconceptions of sexual violence in Thailand

Monday, June 25, 2018

The response to the outpouring of #MeToo around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence that the movement has revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little... More

Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

“ Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives ” - In commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018, an interactive dialogue on this year’s theme ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’ will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 in Bangkok. IWD 2018 will focus on advancing women’s voices, participation and leadership towards the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment... More

Changing Social Norms to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, March 1, 2018

P4P interventions were implemented in five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) with a focus on primary prevention and the transformation of harmful masculinities. After 12 months, the interventions showed positive and promising results, prompting a change in social norms, an increase in gender equitable attitudes, a reduction in violence, and happier, more harmonious families and communities. As the programme draws to an end... More

TRANSFORMING GENDER SOCIAL NORMS THROUGH COMEDY: FIGHTING TERRORISM ONE LAUGH AT A TIME

Thursday, February 22, 2018

As the internet becomes more accessible, the online space has become the new battleground for influencing the ideologies of young people. Violent extremist groups use the internet and social media to promote radical messages, which glamorize terrorism in an effort to recruit young men and women to their ranks. Comedy and satire are a powerful force to counter these harmful messages and prevent violent extremist activity. Female comedians in particular are proving to be a... More

Exclusive Media Briefing on UN Women Executive Director's Visit to Bangladesh

Monday, January 29, 2018

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Bangladesh for the first time, since the creation of UN Women in 2010. Her visit will be an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration in Bangladesh between national partners, civil society and UN Women, to address the challenges and opportunities that will effectively transform the lives of women and girls. To this effect the Executive Director's Mission agenda will... More

Closing Ceremony of the Symposium on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UN Women, has embarked on a process, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to develop a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security. National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs WPS) serve as a tool for governments to articulate priorities and coordinate the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at the national level. In line with the Government of Bangladesh's commitment to ensuring... More

Civil Society Meets for Workshop on the Shrinking Space for the Feminist Movement

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Civil society organisations globally are uniting in the Pacific on Tuesday 5 December to discuss the critical need to raise women's voices and protect the shrinking space for the global feminist movement during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The International Civil Society Week (ICSW) global conference is being held from 4-8 December in Suva, Fiji, and includes a workshop called 'Shrinking Space for the Feminist Movement' to share... More

Media Advisory: Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be held at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok from 13:30 – 16:30 on 27 November 2017. At the heart of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. In this... More

International Day of Peace 2017 – Community Festival

Sunday, October 8, 2017

[ MEDIA ADVISORY ] A landmark community festival to be held on 8th October 2017 in Sumenep and scheduled to be attended by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo, to commemorate the International Day of Peace, will bring together 8,000 people to celebrate women’s empowerment and peaceful communities. The gathering under the theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, will bring together religious leaders, santri and santriwati More

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