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Pakistani youth present their ideas for Safe Cities & Public Spaces for women and girls

28 September 2016

Pakistani youth act to make public places safe, secure and welcoming for women by pitching street savvy ideas to remove restrictions that hinder women's public mobility and tackle street harassment. Immobility and street harassment, a big problem for women and girls across Pakistan, calls for bold measures, both individually and socially for its eradication. According to a local study of more than... More

From where I stand: Sinet Seap

17 August 2016

I sold my gold earrings to pay for the first year of university in Phnom Penh. I come from a farmer’s family in rural Cambodia. Most of my friends stopped going to school at age 11. Only a handful of us made it to high school. One of my teachers said: ‘You shouldn’t study. You will always be busy with house chores.’ School... More

Government of Nepal and UN launch joint programme for education and women’s empowerment

21 April 2016

Heads of UNESCO, UN Women and UNFPA in Nepal jointly launched an education programme uncovering a programme brochure in Kathmandu today. The launch programme Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education was graced by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova who spearheaded this joint initiative at the global UN level last year. “This partnership brings together our respective strengths to break the cycle of exclusion and... More

Launch of the UNESCO-UN Women-UNFPA Joint Programme

20 April 2016

This joint programme could not be more timely and its design more apt. It comes as Nepal seeks to build on the impressive development gains it achieved under its Millennium Development Goals and it comes shortly after the world adopted Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, committing to leave no one behind. The design recognizes the integrated and cross-sectoral approach we must take to help bring about lasting positive changes... More

Women’s political participation programme holds trainings in Apia

03 August 2015

Journalists, students and potential political candidates will take part in a number of trainings in Apia this week to help them play their part in increasing the number of women in parliament at the 2016 election.A two-day workshop on gender-sensitive election reporting for National University of Samoa (NUS) journalism students starts on Tuesday 4 August, followed by a one-day workshop on... More

Promoting gender equality through sport

30 July 2015

In their recent visit to China, the Valencia Club de Fútbol conducted a training clinic and mini-match with fifteen girls and fifteen boys from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) as part of the partnership signed with UN Women to promote gender equality around the world. One of the girls participating in the activity, 10-year old Li QingChen, was very excited to be at the Bird’s Nest... More

UN Women Myanmar holds the first National Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Gender Dimensions of International Migration

07 April 2015

The first National Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Gender Dimensions of International Migration on 25 March in Yangon, Myanmar attended by 40 participants including representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MLESS), the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF), Civil Society Organisations working on migration, Women Migrant Workers and ILO. The consultation sought to enhance understanding of the... More

New blogging initiative amplifies women's voices on public affairs

11 December 2014

”I want to write a blog to express my opinions about women´s situation in Cambodia and network with other people with similar ideas”, says Dany Sum, a 22-year-old member of a Cambodian women´s network and a participant in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop on blogging organized by UN Women... More

Plan International Cambodia in partnership with Ministry of Women’s Affairs and UN Women mark the International Day for Girls to voice girls barriers

12 October 2014

Plan International Cambodia in partnership with Ministry of Women’s Affairs and UN Women mark the International Day for Girls (11 October) to voice girls barriers – the issues that surround them from top to bottom and left to right, to further improve quality and governance in their schooling. More

#BringBackOurGirls: A joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

12 May 2014

A joint op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund. More

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