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Women, Peace & Security | Women in decision-making: COVID-19 and beyond

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Please enter tWomen are on the COVID-19 frontlines as healthcare workers, caretakers and community responders. In formal decision-making, however, women’s representation is far less visible. Only one in five parliamentary seats in Asia are held by women, and men hold the majority of health leadership positions. This gender disparity has been further highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis when, with very few exceptions, women are overwhelmingly missing from pandemic response and recovery decision-making.ext for Women in decision making COVID-19 and beyond

Roadmap for Women’s Economic Empowerment in India

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Investing in women’s economic empowerment is intrinsic to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth. Yet despite the important progress that has been made in these areas, large gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes still remain across all countries and regions.

Understanding the Impact of Digital Assets on Women in the Informal Service Sector

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

At the same time the world is witnessing changing future of work and women’s share in the gig economy is increasing. Reports indicate positive aspects of this growth, such as the financial independence women gain from entering this economy as well as enhancement in the sense of self-identity for those who participate in the economy through platforms that help them advertise and sell their goods and services. However, this area is also fraught with challenges for women. While the ease of doing business that comes from using digital platforms clearly facilitates women’s participation, it also renders them susceptible to sudden changes in employment opportunities or fluctuations in the economy.

UN Women Nepal COVID-19 Response: Blazing Trails in the Humanitarian Development Continuum

Friday, October 16, 2020

Backed by over five years of experience in leading the mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in all phases of disaster risk reduction, prevention and response, and in collaboration with government, civil society, United Nations (UN) agencies and development partners, UN Women put together its own COVID-19 Response Strategy for Nepal. Braced for the long haul, UN Women approached the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis with a development perspective, glued to the twin focus of responding to the people’s immediate needs while pushing gender equality in the short and long-term responses to the pandemic.

ISSUE BRIEF: Understanding the Gender Composition and Experience of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh

Friday, October 16, 2020

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector is an important driver of economic growth.1 From an industry that generated a few million dollars in export earnings in the 1970s, it is now an industry of USD 30 billion (2017–2018)2 that accounts for 83 per cent of the country’s total export revenue. Women comprise the majority of the RMG workforce and it is clear that women workers have significantly contributed to the development of the RMG sector.

Perempuan Bisa Wirausaha (Women Can Do Business)

Friday, October 16, 2020

For women in Indonesia and indeed around the world, starting or running a business is never easy. Limited access to skills development, barriers to securing financial capital to set up or grow their businesses, accessing business networks often dominated by men, are all challenges due to discriminatory and cultural norms.

In the shadows of the pandemic: The gendered impact of covid-19 on rohingya and host communities

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the Rohingya and host communities has exacerbated existing discrimination and inequalities. Women and girls face an increase in unpaid care work, greater protection risks in and out of their homes and more mental health issues, while simultaneously being less able to access lifesaving services and support.

UN Women Indonesia Newsletter Vol. 1 – October 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Welcome to the first issue of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, launched during one of the most difficult times for our team, our partners and the communities we serve. In this edition, UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter covering: - How women’s groups in Peace Villages across Java have been taking initiatives to assist each other during pandemic. - UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Prevention of Violence Information Materials...

Myanmar and COVID-19 Impact on the private sector

Monday, October 12, 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector employers and not-for-profit organisations in Myanmar, and employees in a single firm.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XV: The impact of COVID19- on women and girls’ education

Thursday, October 8, 2020

UN Women, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch joint­ly issue this fifteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandem­ic on women and girls’ education and the long-lasting consequences it will have on gender equality, women’s human rights and Afghanistan’s development and peace efforts.

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