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Basics of Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies

Thursday, September 16, 2021

This paper is a review of gender mainstreaming principles and examples of interventions by countries and organisations in Asia and the Pacific region. It also includes tools and approaches to mainstream gender into climate change and disaster risk reduction policies.

Risks of Violence against Women in the Labour Migration Cycle and Services that Need to be in Place throughout the Migration Cycle

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

[Infographics] Women who migrate for work contribute greatly to stronger societies and economies in both their countries of origin and their countries of destination. For many, the decision to work abroad involves prioritizing their families’ welfare over their own personal comfort and desires. Women generally have fewer options than men for regular migration, and are often employed in lower paid, informal sectors with few, if any, labour protections.

Cox's Bazar update | April-June 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

In this edition: [*] Journalists in Cox’s Bazar trained to write more sensitive stories about woman [*] Training on Women’s Leadership in Cox’s Bazar [*] Rimu’s Blog: Child marriage is a curse for girls in Bangladesh [*] Fire Response to Women and Girls in Rohingya Camps [*] Rohingya Women in COVID-19 Awareness [*] Empowering Women and Girls in Cox’s Bazar [*] Joint Response Plan – JRP 2021 Launched, and much more...

Programme Brief: Second Chance Education Programme, India

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme enables women to re-enter formal education, learn vocational and entrepreneurial skills and connects them to employment and business opportunities. Since 2018, it has impacted more than 15,000 women in India from some of the poorest and most vulnerable areas.

Charter of Demands and Gender and Social Inclusion Priorities in Budget 2021/2022

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Government of Nepal has demonstrated through progressive policy measures a strong commitment to advance Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) issues and has centre staged GESI principles in public policies and budget processes. Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) was endorsed as an important strategy to promote GESI principles in national plans and budgets. On 29 May 2021 the Government of Nepal presented NPR 1.647 trillion budget for the Fiscal Year 2078/2079 (2021/2022).

Gender profile for humanitarian action in Myanmar 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

The 2021 version of the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) profile includes an analysis of the gender-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the February military coup in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and Kayin States in Myanmar. In 2020 and 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic further complicated the lives of people in humanitarian settings across the country, resulting in significant economic and health impacts.

Women and Peace Facilitator’s Handbook

Thursday, August 26, 2021

This publication was originally conceived by UN Women under the UN Women Centering Women and their priorities in Myanmar’s Peace Process: Implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution and Related Resolutions 1325, and has been made possible through funding from the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Gender responsive budgeting: Initiative from the socio-economic development programme for the extremely difficult mountainous and remote communes (Programme 135)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This brief was developed with an aim to capture the experiences and lessons learned from piloting gender responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives in Bac Giang in 2018 and 2019. It presents the positive changes made and challenges encountered during the processes of the implementation and make proposals on how to promote GRB practices in socio-economic development programmes in the community going forward.

Action Brief: Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction and Response in the Context of COVID-19: The Asia-Pacific Region

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to disaster manage and COVID-19, as well as identify key barriers to delivering disaster preparedness and response in the context of the pandemic.

Monitoring progress on the implementation of the 2018, Concluding Observations issued by the CEDAW Committee on the sixth periodic report of Nepal

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The study report of National Women Commission, Nepal, monitors the progress on the implementation of the 2018, Concluding Observations issued by the CEDAW Committee on the sixth periodic report of Nepal. The progress was systematically monitored on the basis of a novel and practical tool.

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