Last year, UN Women developed COVID-19 guidelines for the safe houses and gave training on the guidelines to 117 workers providing services to survivors staying there. To ensure the availability of quality services, UN Women supplied 23 safe houses in 16 provinces with food vouchers, reusable face masks...
Art is a powerful medium to challenge and question our beliefs and perceptions, helping to create a safe space for conversations, exchange and the sharing of ideas. Step into our first virtual exhibition ‘We for Us’...
The Peace Village Initiative is a model for women’s active citizenship to promote peaceful and resilient communities that are socially just and gender equal. The Peace Village initiative commenced in 2017 as a joint initiative between UN Women and the Wahid Foundation. To learn more about the Peace village:
Sarah Knibbs, the Officer-in-Charge for UN Women Asia and the Pacific shares with us her thoughts beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. "The coming year may not see the end of the pandemic, but it will give us a chance to start applying many of its lessons. With more and better data, we are getting a clearer picture of the impact on women and other vulnerable groups, and of structural changes that are long overdue..."
A youth leadership network that brings together young decision-makers, eminent civic and business innovators, feminists, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more. ...
Listening to the voices of women and girls with disabilities - what they experience, want, need and demand - is an important step towards achieving inclusive and just societies.
Statement on Afghanistan
I am gravely concerned by the Taliban's announcement that all women must cover their faces in public, that women should only leave their homes in cases of necessity, and that violations of this directive will lead to the punishment of their male relatives. Freedom of movement is a fundamental human right. It is an absolute prerequisite for women’s ability to exercise the full range of their rights and to be active participants in society. Where women’s rights are constrained, everyone is diminished. The latest directive by the Taliban is a further escalation of restrictions on women and girls, including impeded return to work and inability to pursue their education. ... Read more
Commemorating the KartiniDay, Voice of Baceprot (VOB) answered questions on bodily autonomy, women's rights, and ending violence against women in the "Ask Us Anything" video [Bahasa Indonesia with English and Bahasa subtitles].
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Mohammad NACIRI has been recently appointed as the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the 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
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. Explore more | Download