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One size doesn’t fit all
Why gender matters in humanitarian response, UN Women guide with insights from Myanmar ... Learn more
“Effective and full participation means recognizing our voices and allowing us the agency to decide for ourselves”
Take Five by Ipul Powaseu, Senior Program Manager for Disability Inclusion. Papua New Guinea ... Learn more
Breaking: Erum Baloch's Mission to Empower Girls Through Hockey
“It became my dream to establish a hockey academy so that girls who wanted to play would not find themselves in situations like those that I faced,” Erum shared ..." Learn more
In Focus: Beijing+30 in Asia Pacific
The 30th anniversary of Beijing opens new opportunities to reconnect, regenerate commitment, charge up political will and mobilize the public and to take stock of progress made and actions required to address barriers to gender equality ... Learn more
Minority women’s struggle for equality in Sri Lanka
Beijing+30 Youth Blog by Fawzul Himaya Hareed: "Women across Sri Lanka witness violence in a multitude of ways. Whether it is through the very institutions that are designed to protect us or in our homes ..." Learn more
Christine Arab, Regional Director of UN Women Asia-Pacific, standing in front of a grey-blue wall with white UN Women logo in the middle, above her head. Photo: UN Women/Pairach Homtong
Christine Arab, Regional Director

We’re glad to introduce Christine Arab, our new Regional Director for UN Women in Asia and the Pacific ... Read more

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In the words of Lina*: “Women want the right to make decisions, not just in their homes but in government and other spaces”

After the takeover, I took some space from my work for about a year. I haven’t faced any direct threats, but I was afraid because of the way the DFA were treating women ... more

Supporting women to recover livelihoods and prevent violence after COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang

Hong was inspired to start her business during a workshop in the Philippines in 2011. Her company, Minh Hong Ltd. Co., now has 6 employees and provides income opportunities for 150 women in her community. These women earn up to 7 million VND (approximately 250 US dollars) per month by fermenting wasted flowers and vegetables, which they then sell to Hong's company to produce cleaning products. Currently, the company has 100 agents and 5 distributors and aims to expand further to create more employment opportunities for disadvantaged women ... more

Women as environmental stewards are silenced no more

Beijing+30 Youth Blog: Maryam Eqan | Women worldwide bear the disproportionate burden of climate change. Whether collecting water in drought-stricken areas, tilling degraded lands, or bearing the brunt of extreme weather events, women are often at the forefront ... more

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Photo: Courtesy of Oxfam/Istiak Karim

Since 2020, UN Women and Oxfam have partnered in the project "Means to Lead" aimed at empowering Rohingya refugee and host community women in Cox’s Bazar by providing skills, reducing violence against women, and fostering self-reliant leadership.


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