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. More
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Thursday, January 7, 2021
This guidance document provides a foundation how to implement human rights principles in the Philippine business setting. Premised on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' which emphasizes that "a gender perspective is always appropriate for all States and businesses in all situations," this document underscores that gender is a cross-cutting concern in securing a better future for people, planet and prosperity.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
While the fields working to end VAC and VAW have largely developed separately, recent reviews and analyses of large datasets have identified multiple intersections between VAC and VAW including: co-occurrence, shared risk factors, similar underlying social norms, common consequences, intergenerational effects, and the period of adolescence as unique period of heightened vulnerabilities to both types of violence.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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.
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...
Friday, August 14, 2020
The aim of this report is to provide insights for employers concerning the immediate impact of the crisis on the private sector. These findings will assist employers looking to better support their workforce during the next stage of the crisis period.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The linkages between organized crime, including trafficking in persons, and violent extremism are a global concern. These linkages are starting to receive some attention, but this is limited to specific conflict contexts such as Iraq and Syria. In recognition of the link between violent extremism and trafficking in persons and the gendered nature of both, the UN Security Council adopted its first resolution on trafficking in persons in areas affected by armed conflict in 2016 (UNSCR 2331). But overall, there is little understanding of the relationship between violent extremism and trafficking in persons, or of how gender informs this interaction.
Monday, June 15, 2020
The Philippines is among the worst affected countries in the South East Asian region in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – it has experienced the highest number of new confirmed cases per day, second highest number of deaths, and third highest rate of infection.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This report presents novel research findings – possibly the first such robust findings to date – on the relationship between support for misogyny, violence against women, and extremist violence in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This report presents research findings on gender and violent extremism in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The aim of the research is to examine women’s roles in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism and how gender identities and relations may be used to garner support for intolerant social attitudes and groups as well as recruitment to violent extremist groups.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Women and girls in the Philippines are facing distinct challenges to their safety and well-being during COVID-19, such as access to healthcare services, gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and economic insecurity.