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A UN Women toolkit for peer education opens young eyes in China and Viet Nam

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

When young people talk to other young people about women’s rights, the experience can be eye-opening for both sides. “I have learned what it means to truly respect each other,” said Zhang Hang, a student at Beijing Royal School who attended a training given by students at Beijing Normal University. “This is the first time I talk openly about gender, sex and life,” said Li Hexin, a student... More

UNiTE Song Contest Winner Announcement

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In honouring of the role of music as a powerful vehicle for communicating messages, UN Women and the Embassy of Canada to Thailand hosted the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Song Contest. This international competition ran from 25 November 2016, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ended on 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day. Musicians from around world participated in the UNiTE Song Contest, including India,... More

Q&A with Sisters in Danger

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched the UNiTE Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign by inviting people to submit their own music video about ending violence against women. UN Women spoke with Sisters in... More

Q&A with Forever Young Crew from Mongolia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched the UNiTE Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign by inviting people to submit their own music video about ending violence against women. UN Women spoke with Ms Zolboo Dashmyagmar from the Forever Crew in Mongolia about the inspiration for their song for the UNiTE Song Contest... More

Enhancing women and girls’ safety and mobility in public spaces requires strong advocacy that sees women as agents of their own destiny

Friday, September 30, 2016

In public and private spaces, women and girls experience and fear various types of violence, ranging from harassment, to rape and femicide. Yet, evidence of the impacts of such interventions remain scattered and limited. It happens on streets, public transport, community spaces such as parks, public sanitation facilities, water and food distribution sites, and in and around schools, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.... More

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

Wednesday, November 25, 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

Quezon City Monument Turns Orange

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quezon City will “Orange” its symbolic icon – the Quezon City Monument, reflecting orange lights every evening from November 25 to December 12. The city stands one with the United Nations Women (UN Women) and the rest of the nation during the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women. More

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Monday, December 15, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

Lao Youth Unites to end Violence against women!

Monday, December 8, 2014

UN Women and UNFPA together with our government partner the National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCAW) and the National University of Lao (NUOL) hosted an event that utilized dance and drama to illustrate VAWG issues, raise awareness and encourage dialogue amongst university students from various faculties on issues such as peer pressure from friends, dating, engaging in sexual activity, date rape... More

Sania Mirza announced as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, today announced the appointment of tennis superstar and youth icon, Sania Mirza, as the South Asia Goodwill Ambassador. More

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