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Solomon Islands’ Western Province Launches First Women’s Policy to Strengthen Support to Women

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Solomon Islands’ Western Provincial Government has launched its first ever women’s policy to strengthen its support to women development. Called “Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development”, the policy will represent a blueprint for the province’s strategies and programmes tackling obstacles that prevent women from realizing their potential and participating in provincial development... More

Gender equality women s empowerment and climate change

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A changing climate poses risks for all of humanity. However, for women and girls in particular, many of whom spend a disproportionate amount of time searching for food, fuel and water, or struggling to grow crops the differentiated impact is tremendous. In fact, when disasters strike, women are more likely than men to die, such as the case of the 2004 Asian tsunami were 70 per cent... More

Building resilience against climate change: Women in Bangladesh lead the way

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In 10 of the most climate-vulnerable districts of Bangladesh, more than 19,100 women have built better systems of support and preparation for disasters, while livelihood skills training has enabled more than 1,600 women to expand their businesses. Rajena Boiragi wakes up at six in... More

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ensuring that women have better access to, and control of, natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. More

United States Promotes Safer Cities for Women

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative. More

The Government Signs a One Trillion NPR Agreement with Development Partners to Support Local Governance and Community Development

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Governments of Norway and Switzerland, together with UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women have jointly signed a Joint Financing Arrangement with the Government of Nepal. The NPR 1.3 trillion agreement will provide financial assistance to the Government for the successful implementation of the second phase of Local Governance and Community Development Program, LGCDP- II. More

Lautoka Market to Soon have Resource Centre for Women Vendors

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lautoka women market vendors will soon be able to enjoy and provide better presentation of their wares and crops at the Lautoka Market. This is after the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Advancement of Women (UN Women) yesterday signed an agreement with the Lautoka City Special Administrator Praveen Bala, which will soon see the establishment of a Resource Centre for the women vendors at the Lautoka Municipal Market. More

On the UN Day, UN Women with UN agencies in Bangkok awarded a true talent of an Indonesian citizen for best reflecting the UN value through photographs at a regional photo contest

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced for the UN-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the region. Ms. Dwi Kristyadi took the grand prize, with her submission of “On the Wet Ground” which shows a volunteer giving lesson to street children in Jakarta. In a makeshift classroom on a bare concrete are gathering impoverished children of the Indonesian capital. More

UN Women Viet Nam ‘Greening the Blue’

Monday, November 21, 2011

21 November 2011, Ha Noi – As part of Greening the Blue initiative UN Women staff have developed an office wide pledge as a part of a larger greening effort by the UN in Viet Nam. More

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