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Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHAWG) Newsletter Issue 1 | Bangladesh

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Government of Bangladesh has committed through global and regional platforms, such as the World Humanitarian Summit, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to better integrate gender equality into DRR, humanitarian and development programmes. In achieving the desired commitments, it’s imperative that we address the different needs, participation and voices of women, men.

Making Progress in Prevention Possible – A monitoring framework for the prevention of violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region

Friday, July 9, 2021

This document, developed by UN Women and The Equality Institute, responds to the need for a prevention monitoring framework contextualized to the Asia-Pacific region using an intersectional and whole-of-population approach. The purpose of this monitoring framework is to guide policymakers and practitioners through the key components for building a prevention framework that is contextually relevant to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and to illustrate how to measure change in the short, medium and long term.

Impact of the emergency response cash assistance project in wake of covid-19, cyclone amphan and monsoon flood in 2020

Monday, July 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown combined with Cyclone Amphan and the severe monsoon flooding of 2020 destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of families and individuals. Many were forced to live in terrible conditions without food, income, and shelter. In response, UN Women launched a cash assistance project delivering cash grant support and COVID-19 prevention awareness campaigns to Bangladesh’s most vulnerable households.

Infographics: Gender-Responsive Cash Based Intervention

Friday, July 2, 2021

In 2020, Bangladesh faced a double disaster Cyclone and COVID-19 in Khulna and Satkhira districts amongst the hardest hit. Thousands of families lost their livelihoods and incomes overnight. While the government provided direct assistance to those affected, many women and girls fell through the cracks. At the onset of the pandemic, UN Women expanded the group of NGOs that it worked with and created the Gender Monitoring Network (GMN), a network of 28 civil society organizations (CSOs) and women’s rights organizations. Organizations from the GMN supported UN Women in identifying vulnerable groups of women and girls, including transgender and sex workers, for unconditional cash assistance.

Gender Equality Post COVID-19

Friday, July 2, 2021

Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, secondary waves continue to unfurl across fragile economic and social landscapes, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. As lockdowns and restrictions persist, inequalities that underscore the pervasive impacts of the pandemic threaten to further exacerbate conditions for those most marginalized and vulnerable. Disproportionate increases in inequalities for women across health.

Gender and COVID-19 Vaccines: Listening to Women-Focused Organizations in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

This report was produced by the Asia-Pacific Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (co-chaired by UN Women, CARE International and OCHA), Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility, and Voice. This work has been made possible by supplementary funding from the Government of Japan.

Comprehensive Relief Package

Monday, June 28, 2021

As Nepal grapples with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of people in Nepal have been drastically impacted. The most severe consequences are being borne by women, as well as vulnerable and excluded groups. To respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO) has developed a comprehensive relief package to support women from excluded groups in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

UN Women Indonesia Newsletter Vol. 2

Monday, March 29, 2021

This is the second edition of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, capturing a series of initiatives during Q4 2020 - Q1 2021 and in support of International Women’s Day.

Tracking the Progress and Impact of Women’s Leadership in COVID-19 Responses in the Philippines

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The purpose of this research is to develop a framework and tools to measure women’s leadership and participation in the COVID-19 response. Now, the new measurement framework developed by Humanitarian Advisory Group and UN Women has shown that, even when women and women’s rights organisations (WROs) are operationally active and supported to coordinate, advocate, and grow, their lack of access to the spaces where decisions are continues to prevent transformative change.

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