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UN Women Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2018-2019

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The 2018-2019 Annual Report highlights progress made around the Asia Pacific Region to make the vision of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women's economic empowerment.

Gender Equality Update 23

Friday, September 18, 2020

The GE Update # 23 focuses on gendered impacts of the floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. On July 27, the Gender in Humanitarian Task Team (GiHA TT) organised a virtual meeting on monsoon response with women’s groups, civil society organisations and the Government of Nepal to understand the challenges and issues pertaining to this emergency and lessons learned from previous years.

Infographic: Gender Pay Gaps in Indonesia

Friday, September 18, 2020

Women are paid less than men globally, with the gender pay gap estimated at 16 percent. Women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn for work of equal value – with an even wider gap for women with children. These discrepancies in pay have negative consequences for women and their families - a situation that is exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | April - June 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In this edition, UN Women Timor-Leste’s newsletter covering: (*) GENDER AND COVID-19 (*) UN WOMEN TIMOR-LESTE IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 BY FOCUSING ON FIVE AREAS OF ACTION (*) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EQUALITY AND INCLUSION (SEII) SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UN WOMEN (*) EMPOWERING WOMEN IN (*) LEADERSHIP, ECONOMY AND SUSTAINING WEAVING CULTURE THROUGH WEAVERS’ NETWORK... and much more.

Gender snapshot 3: COVID-19 in the Philippines

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Philippines remains gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in South East Asia, and the second highest number of COVID-19 related deaths. This third Gender Snapshot from UN Women Philippines captures the situation of women and girls in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic from the period of June to July 2020. Protection from gender-based violence, and threats to the safety of LGBTIQ...

Training Modules on Gender and Preventing Violent Extremism in Asia

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

This training package on Gender and Preventing Violent Extremism is designed to increase the understanding of the critical role gender can play in understanding, addressing and preventing violent extremism (PVE). It is intended to support women’s organisations and civil society in their ongoing work on PVE, and related fields of women, peace and security. The training package is designed for use in Indonesia and Bangladesh, as well as South and Southeast Asia.

Closing the Funding Gap for Women-Focused Organizations Responding to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disproportionate impact on women and girls has been severe across the region. As previously highlighted in a regional analysis, the pandemic has particularly affected women and girls by exacerbating burdens of unpaid care work, increasing risks of gender-based violence (GBV), impacting livelihoods of women disproportionately especially in the informal sector.

UN Women in Afghanistan: Newsletter Issue 1

Monday, August 31, 2020

[COVID-19 Special Edition] We are launching our first quarterly newsletter at one of the most difficult times in modern history. This is COVID-19 special edition and covers UN Women’s response to COVID-19 in Afghanistan.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XIV: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Prisons and Detention Settings

Monday, August 31, 2020

UN Women and UNFPA, with contributions from the UNAMA, the International Legal Foundation (ILF) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), issue this 14th alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in prisons and detention settings, including girls in juvenile rehabilitation centers (JRCs).

Women in Law Enforcement in the ASEAN Region

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

This study explores the experiences and views of women police officers from across the ASEAN region. It seeks to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with women’s representation, roles and meaningful participation in law enforcement work, and provides a series of recommendations to further enhance such participation.

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