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Your questions answered: Women and COVID-19 in India

UN Women and health sector experts answer some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts women and girls in India. More

  • The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere.

    #ActForEqual in Sri Lanka

    What did a series of conversations on gender equality in Sri Lanka reveal? Nearly a third of Sri Lankan women are unable to afford sanitary pads due to 'luxury' tax, which has been worsened by the ongoing pandemic. These statistics set the tone for a series of conversations jointly hosted by UN Women and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka. More

  • The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere.

    Generation Equality Forum: Asia-Pacific Regional Journey

    The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere. Join the movement in Asia and the Pacific region and speak up for gender equality by attending our events. More

  • Youth Activism Accelerator

    Youth Activism Accelerator

    The Youth Activism Accelerator sessions were held between 13-15 July 2021 and provided a space for youth activists across the region to discuss accountability mechanisms for gender equality and build solidarity within feminist spaces. 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

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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

  • Soundarya - Youth blog

    Youth blog

    The Beijing +25 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, Dia Yonzon from Nepal asks the reader "Must queer art always be by queers, for queers?" More

Executive Director a.i. stands in solidarity with Afghan women who are fighting for the respect of their fundamental rights and freedoms
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In a statement, UN Women Executive Director a.i. Pramila Patten says: “Women have a right to peaceful protest and to a life free of violence. In taking control of Afghanistan the Taliban authorities assume a duty to respect and protect these rights”. More

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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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Solid waste management and women's engagement in Sri Lanka

Promoting Women’s Engagement takes an innovative approach to peacebuilding by bringing communities together to provide a sustainable solution for a shared environmental issue, with women at the forefront.

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