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Driving the Future | Transforming Lives Through Women’s Economic Empowerment

Monday, January 20, 2020

Taking forward the spirit of Agenda 2030, the programme reached out to women from excluded and marginalised groups: returnee women migrant workers, survivors of human trafficking, conflict-affected women, rural women, women living with HIV and AIDS and home-based workers. In addition to training women to support income generation and leadership, the AWEE Programme also engaged with stakeholders such as national and sub-national governments, the private sector, civil society and communities to address discriminatory social norms and harmful practices. This coffee table book brings together stories which demonstrate that when women have economic opportunities, families and communities are supportive, and resources (financial, knowledge) are accessible; transformative change is possible.

Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Now, nearly a decade later, the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme (ILO) and Safe and Fair programme (ILO and UN Women) have conducted a similar survey of 4,099 nationals to track trends of attitudes in three of the above countries. One of the original four countries was changed, with the Republic of Korea replaced by Japan, given its emergence as an important destination country for low-skilled migrant workers in Asia. Certain questions from the first survey were repeated to allow for identification...

UN Women Bangladesh Newsletter | 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Thursday, January 9, 2020

[Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape | 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE] This newsletter is the summary of events organized by UN Women Bangladesh and partner organizations during the 16Days between 25th November – 10th December 2019

Coordinated Quality Services for Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

This policy brief is based on regional and national priorities and recommendations identified during the three-day “Regional Dialogue on Coordinated Quality Services for Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN”, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10 to 12 July 2019. The meeting was hosted by the Safe and Fair Programme implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, under the Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, a global multi-year initiative between the European Union and the United Nations. The Safe and Fair programme delivers technical assistance and support to national and regional stakeholders with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

UN Women asia and the Pacific Beijing +25 Newsletter | JANUARY 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

This special issue of the UN Women Asia Pacific newsletter covers events and activities from Asia and the Pacific on Beijing+25 Review. In this edition: (*) Member states prepare for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review (*) Meet the Asia-Pacific members of the Beijing+25 Global Youth Taskforce (*) Countries from the Pacific gear up for regional Beijing+25 review (*) Improving women’s lives through safe transportation in Papua New Guinea and much more....

UN Women Timor Leste Quarterly Newsletter | July—September 2019

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.

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