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UN Women Timor Leste Quartery Newsletter | July—September2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

In this edition: (*) Baucau's first vendor forum (*) Remembering Vicenta Maria Correia (*) Government, Academia, Civil Society and Development partners discuss the progress and potential of Gender Responsive Budgeting (*) Gender Statistics: Producing and using gender data for Sustainable Development (*) From where I stand: "Being part of LGBTI community in Timor-Leste (*) and much more...

[Infographics] Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The infographics examine the progress made and challenges faced in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Asia and the Pacific 25 years after its adoption.

A Resource Book on Intimate Partner Violence for United Nations Staff in Asia

Monday, November 25, 2019

Intimate partner violence (IPV), like all kinds of violence, is a violation of human rights. Violence committed by an intimate partner – whether a current or former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or dating partner – has devastating physical, emotional, financial and social effects on women, children, families and communities around the world. IPV can happen to anyone. It occurs across all societies, countries, cultures and genders, but women are by far the most at risk. In the worst cases, it can culminate in femicide, or the targeted gender-related murder of women.

Domestic Violence Legislation and its Implementation: An Analysis for ASEAN Countries Based on International Standards and Good Practices

Friday, November 8, 2019

The issue of domestic violence has emerged as one of the primary public policy concerns in countries around the world. Countries in the ASEAN region have embarked on important initiatives in order to address the issue of domestic violence. It is in this context that sharing “good practices” and discussing comparative perspectives from initiatives around the world has provided recommendations and a template for developing common regional standards.

After Dark: Encouraging Safe Transit for Women Travelling at Night

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Developed by Pulse Lab Jakarta in collaboration with UN Women, this research seeks to understand the mobility patterns and safety perception of women who travel at night. One of the broader objectives of this After Dark research is to understand what “being safe” means for women travelling at night, including learning about the thought process and emotions that influence their travel decisions. This research sought to expand the understanding about women’s safety and mobility in three cities in Indonesia: Medan, Semarang and Surabaya. In this research, it identified various factors that influence women’s perception of safety and challenges while travelling at night, as well as how these facts impact their mobility and travel choices.

The Peace Village Initiative: Women Leading Peace in Indonesia

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Peace Village Initiative is a women-led initiative to promote peaceful and resilient communities. The idea of Peace Villages was conceived by UN Women and the Indonesian NGO Wahid Foundation, and implemented under UN Women’s regional programme “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities”, funded by the government of Japan. There are now ten Peace Villages across Indonesia, and the idea continues to spread.

Ending Violence is Our Business: Workplace Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, November 4, 2019

This case study collection shares promising practices and lessons learned from organizations that are implementing workplace responses to violence that occurs in intimate relationships. It focuses on intimate partner violence as this form of violence often receives less attention as a workplace issue than sexual harassment. Sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and sexual violence are part of a larger continuum of violence against women and girls, grounded in persistent gender inequality and discrimination, and it is strategic for workplaces to address all forms of violence against women, beyond the forms that occur in the workplace.

The National Police of Timor-Leste Gender Strategy 2018-2012

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Developed by the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) through a participatory process involving a wide range of stakeholders from within and outside of the PNTL Gender Cabinet, the National Police of Timor-Leste Gender-Strategy (2018-2020) complements the PNTL Strategy to support a professional, trust­worthy and inclusive police force. The five-year Strategy, approved by the General Commander and launched on 16 August 2018, highlights the multiple challenges that Timorese women face in the...

Misogyny & Violent Extremism: Implications for Preventing Violent Extremism

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Many analysts see terrorism and violent extremism as a part of a “man’s world”. Mostly men engage in violent acts; men lead groups like Islamic State or the Ku Klux Klan and tend to be the main protagonists of “lone wolf” attacks. As a result, men’s extremist violence is normalised, while women are stereotyped as non-violent. Because of this bias, violent extremism conducive to terrorism has been insufficiently analysed from a gender perspective.

Gender Responsive Budgeting – Frequently-Asked Questions

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

This document provides information and Frequently-Asked Questions about Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and how to apply GRB in budget processes in Viet Nam.

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