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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.

Public statement by civil society: Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counter-terrorism

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

More than 140 civil society representatives and gender equality advocates from 43 countries across the world participated in the consultation, including from Asia and the Pacific. The views and recommendations from participants were summarized and gathered into a public statement developed by civil society members.

Civil society’s voices on violent extremism and counter-terrorism responses

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

From the global Digital consultation on “Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses” UN Women commissioned a set of regional papers to identify specific views and recommendations, in addition to those captured in the Public Statement. The present paper focuses on Asia and the Pacific and the contributions of participants from countries in the region.

Service directory for women migrant workers in the ASEAN region

Monday, April 5, 2021

Effective coordination and referrals are essential to respond to the needs of women migrant workers subject to violence. Safe and Fair has created a regional service directory for this purpose. The service directory enables referrals of women, including women migrant workers survivors of violence, by sharing information on available violence against women (VAW) specialized service providers across the region.

Safe Technology for the Provision of Services to Women Migrant Workers at Risk of or Subject to Violence

Monday, April 5, 2021

This note provides guidance on the safe use of remote technologies to provide support to women migrant workers who are at risk of, or have experienced violence, harassment, abuse or exploitation. The provision of services through remote technologies is not new. However, various remote methods are increasingly being used as technological innovations evolve and they become more accessible.

Remote Service Provision for Women Migrant Workers at Risk or Subject to Violence

Monday, April 5, 2021

This brief provides guidance on the provision of remote services to women migrant workers who are at risk of, or subjected to violence. The brief is based on international principles and standards of service provision for women survivors of violence , together with emerging practice and knowledge on how these can be delivered remotely. The brief complements the 16 Essentials for Quality Multisectoral Service Provision to Women Migrant Workers Subject to Violence .

Action Cards: 10 Things to Know About Violence against Women Migrant Workers

Monday, April 5, 2021

These Action Cards provide practical actions for frontline service providers to consider and apply when they support women migrant workers who are at risk of, or subjected to violence. These 10 things in the Action Cards are based on the international principles and standards including the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence with specific consideration of the needs of women migrant workers.

ASEAN Regional Study on Women, Peace and Security

Monday, April 5, 2021

This study consolidates good practices and lessons learned on WPS, including key recommendations that have emerged from ASEAN-owned experiences and context to pave the way forward. Sustaining peace must start at building peace where it already exists. At the same time, women’s empowerment cannot be accomplished without the active engagement of men and boys in promoting the rights and dignity of women and girls.

Supporting the recovery of women entrepreneurs and women’s micro, small, medium enterprises from the impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Monday, April 5, 2021

The policy brief highlights the key barriers that women entrepreneurs and MSMEs are facing in Bangladesh; and how the overall situation deteriorated further due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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