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In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” More

  • 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence | 2021

    Orange the world: End violence against women now!

    The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!” More

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    Youth blog

    The Youth Blog is an online space for young activists from across Asia and the Pacific to raise their ideas, concerns, and expectations for gender equality and women’s empowerment. This month, Jenny Mei, a 9-year-old girl from China shares with us on “To give birth to a child is a woman’s right but it has become a woman’s duty” More

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    Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality in the Asia and the Pacific

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign in Asia and the Pacific to accelerate gender equality actions. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

Message from the Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021)
Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Here at the UN, and across the world, we are celebrating those who are working to protect women and girls and defend their human rights. And we welcome new partners — governments, organizations, institutions, community groups, people everywhere — to join us, raise your voices and work together to transform lives, not only during the 16 Days of Activism, but every day. More ►

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She Bounces Back

Stories of COVID-19 resilience and recovery from China’s women. The #SheBouncesBack digital exhibition and photo book celebrates and documents the tremendous contribution of China’s women and reinforces the importance of a more equal future as we emerge from the shadow of COVID-19. Read more

Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri 

Mohammad NACIRI is the Regional Direction of UN Women for Asia and Pacific, and Representative in Thailand. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Regional Director of UN Women in the Arab States. From 2012 to 2015, Mohammad Naciri was the Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in the Arab States. Mohammad has extensive experience in the region and in gender and development issues. Read more

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Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste: Consortium Learning

Since the beginning of 2021, UN Women Timor-Leste partners AJAR together with ACbit and FONGTIL under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, have facilitated Consortium Learning Sessions to 22 NGOs in Timor-Leste.

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