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The United Nations and the Blue Diamond Society in Nepal, jointly celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the International Family Equality Day

22 May 2017

Focusing on the role of families for the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, and countering the reclaiming of 'family values' by conservatives, the United Nations in Nepal, in collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society, observed the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and the International Family Equality Day, by raising the Rainbow... More

Harnessing the potential of migration into local development in Nepal

21 March 2016

We are at an interesting crossroad in history, with an ambitious and transformative, global blueprint for sustainable development. 2030 is end date for discrimination and inequality. We need bold actions for inclusive development. It’s time to step up efforts. It’s time to harness... More

QC's Pioneering Law to Stop Street Harassment

08 March 2016

Three out of five women have experienced a form of sexual harassment while commuting in Metro Manila, according to a new research, “Baseline Study on How safe are women in our city streets” commissioned by Quezon City local government and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women). More

Quezon City Mayor Bautista Says, “Stop Street Harassment Of Women In Our City”

12 December 2015

Quezon City Mayor Bautista hosted the Safe Cities Advocacy Expo for government agencies and officials, non-government organizations, embassies, and members of the United Nations and international development community at the Quezon City, City Hall Lobby yesterday. More

UN Women uncovers the “hidden” issue of street harassment against women

12 December 2015

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) just concluded a workshop series to highlight women’s experiences of sexual harassment and violence in public places. In the recently concluded Safe Cities Scoping Study of UN Women, all women interviewed reported either being sexually harassed or knowing someone who has been harassed while walking in the city streets. More

Mayor Herbert Bautista and UN Women Join Hands with Men Opposing Violence Against Women

25 November 2015

Quezon’s City Administrator Mr. Aldrin Cuña, representing Mayor Hon. Herbert Bautista, encouraged all men to speak out against street harassment and sexual violence against women in our cities. More

Bangkok buses move towards safer commuting

27 November 2013

Through training for transit staff, public service videos and pamphlets, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority aims to crack down on sexual harassment on city buses. More

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the launch of Situation Report “Nepali Women in the Middle East”

29 October 2013

Remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women Nepal at the launch of Situation Report “Nepali Women in the Middle East”, NRN Global Conference, Session III: Public/Private Partnership for Safe and Dignified Foreign Employment More

In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

17 October 2013

Officers from 16 countries, including, Cyprus, Ghana, India and Tajikistan received training on how to respond to sexual violence in conflict areas. More

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

20 September 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

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