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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.

ACTION BRIEF: UN Women Asia and the Pacific and COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, UN Women has played a central part in setting a course for Asia and the Pacific to make gender equality and women’s empowerment central to the pandemic response.

South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, July 13, 2020

This evidence brief summarises the key findings from the South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati, which was carried out in early 2019, and aims to make the research findings freely available and accessible to audiences beyond the programme.

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2019–2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual impact stories, the annual report highlights key achievements of the 18 active projects in 2019. It offers a snapshot of the impact the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 on grantees and the populations they serve, and the ways they are responding to it. Finally, it presents the results from its latest efforts to accelerate progress by fostering innovation and peer learning.

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