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
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (13)
- Ending violence against women and girls (11)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (4)
- Anti-violence interventions (3)
- Rape/sexual assault (3)
- Social protection (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Sexual harassment (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Rural women (1)
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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.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Trafficking is prevalent across the Greater Mekong subregion, yet the specific gendered experiences of those affected remain underexplored. Relatively little is known about the extent to which initiatives aimed at prevention, return and response and reintegration are gender-responsive. This report aims to fill these gaps. It brings together a wide-ranging literature and policy review and primary qualitative data to provide insights into how gender and trafficking intersect across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. It identifies a range of gaps and challenges and identifies priorities for future policy and programming.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Women and girls fear and experience various types of sexual violence in public spaces, from unwanted sexual remarks and touching to rape and femicide. It is a universal issue.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This baseline study of UN Women’s anti-trafficking programme recognizes structural inequalities, vulnerabilities and lack of sustainable livelihoods as the chief causes of human trafficking.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The study examines how safe the two city areas are for women and girls and explores the relationship between women’s fear of violence and their avoidance of specific public spaces.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
This guide introduces the key concepts of safe cities work and offers practical tools for how to begin building a safer, more inclusive city.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The study examines the safety of women and girls in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities in Kerala state of India.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This report presents the external evaluation of the UNIFEM Regional Anti-Trafficking Programme (2000-2009) in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
This resource was developed by SANLAAP along with UNIFEM (now UN Women), to be used as a tool to ensure better care and protection of survivors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.