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UN Women to address gender-based violence in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

Monday, May 4, 2015

In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, which according to Government reports has caused more than 5,000 deaths and left more than 10,000 people injured, a flash appeal was issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator and partners. More

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

Wednesday, May 14, 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

Dying to live: the gender dimension of child mortality in India

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sharing the voices of Indian women, a new UN Women report details work towards meeting MDG targets and sheds light on the issue of female infanticide, son preference and violence against women. More

More money, more decisions to be made

Thursday, January 16, 2014

With locally produced goods set up throughout the community centre, self-help group members in Timor-Leste were in high spirits, and enjoyed showing local leaders the proof of their labor. More

Sowing seeds, reaping income and independence, in Timor-Leste

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New self-help groups are aiming to start their own income-generating activities, and hopefully, diverse businesses that could provide some financial relief to survivors of domestic violence, widows, single mothers and other community members. More

Samoan helpline saves lives

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nearly 2000 calls have been received in the first five months of the Samoa Victim Support Group’s 24-Hour Help Line Service More

Papua New Guinea Stands United Behind the Orange Day

Monday, October 28, 2013

Papua New Guineans – near and far – donned orange on Friday to demonstrate support for safe public spaces and the elimination of violence for the global United Nations campaign ‘Orange Day’. More

Law for women’s protection passes with unanimous support in Tonga

Friday, September 20, 2013

As many as three in four women have experienced physical or sexual violence in the Pacific Island nation of Tonga, according to a National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga released in 2012. Yet until now, there was no law to criminalize domestic violence or establish prompt police safety and protection orders or prevention measures. More

6 Years after introducing domestic violence laws: How are we faring?

Monday, January 21, 2013

It has been over six years since India passed its historic legislation, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) 2005. The PWDVA is a progressive, rights based piece of legislation. It is India’s key law to prevent and punish incidences of domestic violence. More

Confronting dowry-related violence in India: Women at the center of justice

Monday, December 24, 2012

Naved’s parents were always opposed to his relationship with Shehnaz as they deemed the initial dowry offered by her family as unsatisfactory. To appease the in-laws, Shehnaz’s parents gave a significant dowry during the wedding and even afterwards, giving in to the pressure of the in-laws. More

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