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Harassment at the Workplace Toolkit

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

This is an easy-to-understand toolkit that has been developed with the aim to enhance awareness and knowledge about harassment and sexual harassment. More specifically, it is a toolkit to get to know antiharassment concepts, normative frameworks/ instruments as well as procedures for creating a safe working environment for all, in accordance with the laws in Pakistan.

Updates from UN Women Cox’s Bazar | April - June 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

In this edition; (*) UN Women and Rohingya women at the frontline of COVID-19 response (*) Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya (*) UN Women and UNHCR sign an MOU on strengthening gender-responsive site management in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar and more...

Violence against women and girls and COVID-19 messages

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Women and girls are part of the most vulnerable groups in times of humanitarian crisis such as COVID-19. To ensure all the information and available support are accessible to all, we need to ensure women’s representation and voices are visible at the decision-making level.

Violence against women and girls and COVID-19: Key issues and actions for Timor-Leste

Friday, August 7, 2020

Women and girls face even more violence in times of humanitarian crises, such as this moment with COVID- 19 and past outbreaks when movement is restricted. Violence against women has been called a “shadow pandemic” because it has huge consequences on the health and well-being of women and girls, but they often suffer in the shadows which has socio-economic costs that will last beyond the pandemic.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam: Gender Equality in Transport

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Transport is one of the most important elements of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Women’s opportunities to access paid work are reduced when there is poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure.

UN Women 'WEPs Activator' Capacity-Building Programme

Friday, July 31, 2020

The ‘WEPs Activator’ is UN Women’s capacity-building programme that brings together a cohort of up to 15 companies for an opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge and insight on gender-responsive policies and practices through training and mentoring.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XIII: The impact of COVID-19 on Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Friday, July 24, 2020

UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA jointly issue this thirteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Afghanistan’s youth: girls, adolescent girls and young women.

Gender Equality Update 20

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 20 highlights some of the ongoing initiatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nepal designed to address the needs of vulnerable groups and communities.

Private Sector Pulse Check – The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women and Businesses: A Survey of 65 CEOs and Business Leaders in Asia and Europe

Friday, July 17, 2020

With increasing evidence that women are being hit hardest by the crisis, gender-blind response strategies will impede women in their rights and opportunities and pose a serious risk to regional economies. The private sector will play a major role in shaping economic recovery, and thus has as a responsibility to incorporate a gender lens into response measures that ensure a more inclusive recovery overall.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XII: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women Affiliated with Opium Poppy Cultivation

Monday, July 13, 2020

The alert concludes with a set of preliminary recommendations for consideration by national and international stakeholders to engage long-term strategies to promote women’s economic empowerment, decision-making and access to essential services and essential prevention factors to curb opium poppy cultivation.

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