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Beijing+20 in the eyes of the media

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Phnom Penh Post columnist who reported on some of the most sensitive issues such as gang rape and sexual violence by intimate partners in Cambodia. More

Asia-Pacific Countries Commit to Accelerating Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Asia-Pacific countries today adopted a ministerial declaration committing to accelerate action on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment across the region. Representing a strong and united regional voice, leaders from more than 40 countries committed to reinforcing their efforts to eliminate gender discrimination and inequality, as a matter of human rights and for the development and prosperity of the region. More

United Nations led Conference Opens on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened the “Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review” today, with its gaze firmly fixed on advancing the status of women and girls in the region. More

Asia Pacific Beijing+20 Civil Society Forum Statement

Monday, November 17, 2014

Almost twenty years ago, the world’s leaders came together to collectively advance our rights at the Fourth World Conference on Women, making an unprecedented commitment that was enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

Asia-Pacific governments must address gaps in global policy framework on gender equality and women’s human rights, say 400 women activists from across the region

Monday, November 17, 2014

More than 400 women activists from the Asia-Pacific region call on governments to meet their obligations to uphold women’s human rights this week, ahead of an intergovernmental meeting on gender equality convened by UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. More

Twenty years after the Beijing Platform for Action: Have Asian-Pacific countries done enough for gender equality?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On November 14, 2014, over 400 feminist women activists working on women's rights will meet in Bangkok at the Asia-Pacific CSO Forum on Beijing+20 (APCSOB20) to discuss what their governments have done to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More

Executive Director in India

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation are high on the agenda. More

In India, UN Women Executive Director hears from rural tech gurus

Monday, November 10, 2014

The interactive day-long event was organized as part of the “Making Women’s Voices and Votes Count – An ICT-based Intervention” project. More

UN Women Executive Director to make first official trip to India

Saturday, November 8, 2014

From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will travel to India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation will be high on the agenda. More

Cambodia’s Ministry of Women´s Affairs hosts a Consultative Review of progress made under the Beijing Platform for Action, 20 years on

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The National Review process represents a constructive response to Resolution 2013/18 of the Economic and Social Council (24 July 2013), which called upon all states to undertake a review of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

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