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Ending Violence against Women and Children in East Asia and Pacific

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.

Virtual Expert Group Meeting: Implementing Beijing+25 Commitments in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action remains the most comprehensive and progressive blueprint for achieving gender equality to date. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reinforces its ambitions, through advancing Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review was convened by ESCAP and UN Women in late 2019.

Review of gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusion in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This report includes an assessment of the extent to which progress towards the targets of the Sendai Framework has been gender-responsive and disability-inclusive.

Service directory for women migrant workers in the ASEAN region

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.

Women Leaders in Gender Lens Investing

Monday, November 23, 2020

Along with the growing conversation around gender lens investment (GLI), there is a common perception that GLI concept is a niche practice of women investing in women to achieve equal access to capital. However, GLI practice is so much more than this.

A Guidance Note to Develop Migrant-Sensitive National Action Plans on Violence against Women

Friday, November 20, 2020

Women constitute approximately half the people who live and work outside their country of origin. Women migrant workers are making substantial social and economic contributions to their communities and countries of origin and destination and can significantly increase their agency through the decision to migrate.

The Status of Women and Girls in Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North Waziristan & South Waziristan – Gender Profile of Merged Districts

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Status of Women and Girls in Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North Waziristan & South Waziristan – Gender Profile of Merged Districts is a study commissioned and published by UN Women to generate an analytical report, based on primary and secondary data, highlighting the present-day situation of women and girls in the Newly Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Women, Peace and Security in Asia Pacific, 20 Years on: Progress achieved and lessons learned

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The 20th anniversary of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is a critical moment for the agenda and its relevance, which has been tested by the extensive impacts of COVID-19. This publication takes stock of the progress as well as the gaps in implementing WPS in the Asia Pacific region over the last 20 years, and builds upon the lessons learned to move the WPS agenda forward in the years to come.

Cox’s Bazar Update | July – September 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

In the edition: [*] Diverse Women as First Responders: Three Year Mark of Rohingya Influx and World Humanitarian Day [*] Learning Circle on Diversity and Expression of Racism , organized by: ISCG Gender Hub [*] Who Holds the Microphone by Shanti Khana Women [*] more...

A Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID-19 Nepal 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) to study the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis was conducted by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, UN Women Nepal, and Care International.

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