UN Women Asia and the Pacific
Growing sustainable women-led businesses in Myanmar
In this interview, Thiri tells us how she’s helping Myanmar’s women business owners succeed in the face of ongoing crises ... Learn more
“It's about transforming oneself first, and other communities will follow.”
Rabina Pariyar began learning to sew to support my family, and I was discouraged from continuing my studies. In 2022, she was invited to join the discussion of the "Hamro Sahakarya" project, aimed at... Learn more
Asia-Pacific Regional Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2024
A hybrid participation (in-person and virtual participation) on 08 March 2024, 10:00-11:30 Bangkok timezone at the ESCAP Hall, UNCC Bangkok ... Learn more
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)
The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024. Learn more
Talking about Manhood: What Men Have to Do with Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, and How Men Benefit from Gender Equality
“By calling men into care and connection, we create the pathways for them to be allies in the cause of equality for women and for ending cycles of violence,” Learn more
🌐 Highlights
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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session. more

Eun Mee Kim, National Goodwill Ambassador for the Republic of Korea

UN Women Announces Renowned Development Expert Eun Mee Kim as National Goodwill Ambassador for the Republic of Korea. Kim has been a trailblazer in the field of international development studies, dedicating her research efforts to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. During her tenure as a professor at various prestigious institutions, including the University of Southern California, Brown University, Harvard University. more in English | 한국어

UN Women and UNESCO partner to support literacy and skills development for women in Afghanistan

With generous financial support from the EU, UN Women and UNESCO entered into a partnership to implement a project titled “Empowering women and adolescent girls in Afghanistan through literacy and skills development for sustainable livelihoods.” The project aims to provide access to education, skills development, and counseling services for illiterate and semi-literate Afghan women and adolescent girls. more

“Care Working Group” in Nepal

A National "Care Working Group" (CWG) has been established in Nepal under the leadership of the National Planning Commission (NPC) of the Government of Nepal. In a significant stride towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, the CWG is prepared to spearhead initiatives to foster equitable economic outcomes for women in Nepal. more

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Fostering socioeconomic recovery through business skills in Cambodia

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 33-year-old Youn Seau was self-employed doing motorcycle cleaning and repair in the village of Keurt, Chrouy Svay Commune, Koh Kong Province, southwestern Cambodia. more

🔖 Statements
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Time to get serious about ending violence, allocating serious resources



📢 Announcement

New Regional Director, Alia El-YASSIR

Alia El-Yassir was appointed as the new Regional Director for UN Women Asia and the Pacific as well as UN Women Representative to the Kingdom of Thailand in September 2023. Previously, she served as UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Representative to the Republic of Türkiye (2018-2023).

She has been working on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the United Nations system since the Fourth World Conference ... Full bio

📸 Featured photo
Photo: UN Women Sri Lanka/Ruvin De Silva

Devi Dismika Dayanjali, 33, is an entrepreneur from Kesbawa, a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka. UN Women’s project ‘Empowering Women in Crisis’ funded by the Government of Japan provides humanitarian assistance for women most affected by Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic crisis. Read more


Featured publication

Summary of Submission Process on Afghanistan’s Future

The summary of the multiple tracks of consultations and dialogues with a range of Afghan women to ensure their voices and policy perspectives on the future of Afghanistan ... Read more