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Op-ed: Economic growth and land – where are the women?

19 December 2014

As Cambodia is experiencing continuous, but at times uneven economic growth, it is time to ask how to make it more inclusive. More

Dalit women’s pursuit of an equitable and equal society

05 December 2014

Constituent Assembly (CA) members in Nepal are presently in the process of drafting the Constitution which is expected to conclude on January 2015. As Nepali people await the Constitution, debate on the federal structure of the country and other contentious issues continue to hinder the process... More

Speech: Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Representative and acting UN Resident Coordinator on Dalit rights

05 December 2014

Across the world and throughout societies, discrimination and exclusion continue to violate human rights and hold back the development of just, inclusive democracies. This discrimination is based on gender, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and religion. And when, for example, you are a Dalit woman, you face double discrimination leading... More

Global Film Industries Perpetuates Discrimination against Women

23 September 2014

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films/ India performs low on female characters and gender-balanced casts, and high on sexualization of its female characters More

Women champion their liberation from manual scavenging in India

21 July 2014

Manual scavengers represent arguably one of the most inhumane ‘jobs’ that a person can have. Ms. Chotti Bai from Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan used to be one of the hundreds of thousands of manual scavengers in India. Their daily task it is to remove human waste from unsanitary and ‘dry toilets’ (without flushing system). More

Looking at the progress on gender in Viet Nam 20 years after the Beijing World Conference for Women - A road ahead

14 May 2014

The workshop that brought together over 40 participants including key policy makers and gender experts from the Government aimed to review challenges and achievements in advancing gender equality in Viet Nam in the past two decades. It was part of a sustained effort by the Government and key stakeholders to review the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) in preparation of the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, to be globally celebrated next year. More

Press release: UN Women launches Markets for Change for safety and better earnings for women in the Pacific

05 May 2014

Vendors and management at marketplaces across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a new project that will inject almost US$11 million into ensuring they provide safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory working environments. More

UNESCO Media Forum on Media and Gender in Bangkok talks to increase fair share of women in the media and end discrimination against women as part of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence

04 December 2013

Women being under-represented in the mass media and facing gender-based discrimination and exploitation in their career is central to solution finding efforts of the Global Forum on Media and Gender. More

Responsible Reporting: Editors and Directors of Timor-Leste’s principal Media Organisations Participate in UN Women Media Workshop

19 November 2013

The workshop aimed to promote responsible reporting of cases of domestic violence and gender-based violence in the media as well as to encourage media professionals in Timor-Leste to begin thinking more critically about the role of the media in perpetuating negative gender stereotypes, discrimination against women and inequality. More

Laws And Son Preference In India: A Reality Check

14 November 2013

The study finds that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference are often ineffective, and in many cases, may advance discriminatory practices. More

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