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Ms. Li Yulan (second from right) and other cooperative members harvest their agricultural products, 2020. Photo: China Daily/Qiu Bi URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unwomenasiapacific/51553744399
International Day of Rural Women

[In focus] The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and unpaid – feeds their families, communities and the world. More

  • Soundarya - Youth blog

    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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    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

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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

Afghanistan’s women are critical to its survival
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

In an op-ed, UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous writes: "The international community, including G20 leaders, have an opportunity to work together in unity to prevent the reversal of the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls and to work constructively to enable a more inclusive trajectory that will actively foster peace and resilience in Afghanistan – and the region." 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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