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WA2J Quarterly Brief issue 1 (2021)

Friday, May 14, 2021

The programme Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment aims to make justice accessible for women by strengthen the formal justice system and to create an enabling environment for justice seekers by working with CSOs, women human rights defenders, and community-based justice mechanisms.

Good Practices Brochure: Stateless Women and Girls

Friday, May 14, 2021

Stateless women and girls experience particular gender-related barriers, and the pandemic further exacerbated their vulnerability. Increased sexual and gender-based violence, socioeconomic impacts, school dropouts due to excess demands at home, forced marriage and early pregnancy are some of the major factors that continue to threaten to reverse hard-won gains on gender equality.

The Telling Nature of Time: What time-use reveals about gender equality in Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A time-use survey has not previously been conducted in Afghanistan. As a result, there are data gaps on the contribution to human well-being by Afghan women through their unpaid cooking, cleaning and caring for family as well as their contribution to family businesses. Their work is statistically unrecognized despite the large amounts of women’s time that it consumes, and the restrictions it places on women’s ability to engage in other activities.

Diversity in Dialogue

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

An equal and inclusive society demands inclusion of voices from all paths. The checklist, ‘Diversity in Dialogue’ includes detailed steps to help organizers and panelists to ensure multiple arguments, expertise and inclusion in public forums. UN Nepal’s Gender Theme Group collaborated with International Development Partners – Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Group to develop the checklist. UN in Nepal and more than 17 International Development Partners have signed the pledge. Let’s make a conscious choice today to promote inclusive representation.

The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Friday, April 30, 2021

This report collects evidence and analyzes the gendered impacts of climate change in the key adaptation and mitigation sectors of Viet Nam. It was prepared in a partnership between ISPONRE, UNEP, and UN Women and aims to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Viet Nam to implement its climate goals in an inclusive and gender-responsive manner. The report shares information on the status of gender mainstreaming in climate-related policies and identifies areas for further improvements in terms of policy-making, institutional capacity building, as well as coordination and research.

Gender Equality Update 28 | April 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The 28th Gender Equality Update highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a focus on mental health crisis in Nepal. The update includes challenges in providing mental healthcare in Nepal, the innovations made to ensure mental healthcare services reach the most affected communities, and long-term recommendations to sustain mental wellbeing among vulnerable groups in Nepal.

Gender equality update 27 | The Future of Women migrant Workers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

While different social forces drive women to migrate abroad for work, the most common reason they do is economic. Having few livelihood options, women often seek work opportunities elsewhere to improve their family’s economic conditions. Beyond fulfilling women’s economic needs, migration can also provide them with opportunities to escape deeply entrenched discrimination and gender inequalities, such as sexual and gender-based violence, non-recognition of women’s work, and...

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | January – March 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Achieving an Equal Future 2021 : International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on 8 March every year. In 2021, with the theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” IWD celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls across the globe and in Timor-Leste in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eliminating online hate speech to secure women’s political participation

Monday, April 12, 2021

In Asia and the Pacific, women experience significant barriers to participating in public and political life. Due to economic, social and cultural factors, women’s political representation in the region remains comparatively low, and the COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating pre-existing obstacles for women’s public engagement. A direct threat to women’s political participation is online hate speech and misogyny.

Gender Alert on Fire in Kutapalong and Balukali Camps

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On the afternoon of March 22, 2021, a massive fire broke out in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The fire quickly spread across three camps consuming shelters and personal belongings of refugees as well as essential facilities such as hospitals, primary health facilities, learning centers, and women friendly spaces in the camps.

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