UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Asia and the Pacific

Progress of the World’s Women 2019
Progress of the world's women 2019–2020

UN Women’s flagship report, “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world”, assesses the reality of families today in the context of sweeping economic, demographic, political, and social transformation. The report features global, regional, and national data. It also analyses key issues such as family laws, employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration. At a critical juncture for women’s rights, this landmark report proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families... More

  • Photo: Courtesy of Fast Retailing

    UNIQLO and UN Women announced a global partnership

    Fast Retailing, parent of the Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO and UN Women Sign Global Partnership to Empower Female Workers in Apparel Industry. More

  • UN Women and BRAC University offer training for young female university students on social entrepreneurship in Mymensingh in December 2018. Photo: UN Women/Tasfiq Mahmood

    Female students develop business ideas to improve society

    During the first year of its launch, the Women Peace Café will help 250 female students to develop 50 social business concepts. More

  • Sally Barber, of UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, facilitating discussions on gender-responsive labour migration governance and policies. Photo: UN Women/Pathuumporn Thongking

    Empowering and protecting women migrant workers through improved employment contracts

    “They didn’t let me contact my family members. If I requested to call my family members, they would complain to the recruitment agency and the officer would scold me and refuse my request of going back home.” This story, from a woman migrant worker from Bangladesh, is unfortunately all too common. More

  • Mint Wongrorakul presents her research at a Chulalongkorn University exhibition of student projects, held 3-9 July. Photo: UN Women/Hansol Park

    Stopping sexual harassment by drunk ‘friends’

    “Most teenagers today will have a pre-drink before they go out the nightclub, so this is a game I expect them to play before going out,” Mint said. In the first part of the game, each player ranks how they perceive a range of behaviours such as kissing, dancing beside a partner and putting an arm around their shoulder. Through this, they define what actions they are comfortable with. More

  • Durga Sob. Photo: UN Women/Emad Karim

    From where I stand...

    Durga Sob is a Nepalese activist who founded the Feminist Dalit Organization. She is among the 500 activists meeting in Tunisia to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, nearly 25 years... More

Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri 

Mohammad NACIRI has been recently appointed as the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific. 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

Generation Equality
Logo: Generation Equality

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. Learn more

Featured Publication
UN Women Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2017-2018

UN Women Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2017-2018

Without gender equality, our collective ambition for sustainable development will falter, not just for women, but for everyone. At UN Women, we support and create spaces for women and men around the region who are determined to realize a different future– one where all women, without exception, are able to realize their rights and full potential, freed from the constraints of discrimination... Read more