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Gender Responsive Ceasefires and Ceasefire Agreements

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Globally, women have long been at the frontlines of conflict and crisis, often leading and participating in negotiations with parties in conflict to arrive at truce and ceasefire modalities. Yet often, women’s expertise and priorities are excluded from formal ceasefire agreements and monitoring mechanisms. This exclusion is informed by the assumption that discussion on ceasefire requires technical knowledge on military skills.

Eliminating online hate speech to secure women’s political participation

Monday, April 12, 2021

In Asia and the Pacific, women experience significant barriers to participating in public and political life. Due to economic, social and cultural factors, women’s political representation in the region remains comparatively low, and the COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating pre-existing obstacles for women’s public engagement. A direct threat to women’s political participation is online hate speech and misogyny.

Public statement by civil society: Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counter-terrorism

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

More than 140 civil society representatives and gender equality advocates from 43 countries across the world participated in the consultation, including from Asia and the Pacific. The views and recommendations from participants were summarized and gathered into a public statement developed by civil society members.

Civil society’s voices on violent extremism and counter-terrorism responses

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

From the global Digital consultation on “Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses” UN Women commissioned a set of regional papers to identify specific views and recommendations, in addition to those captured in the Public Statement. The present paper focuses on Asia and the Pacific and the contributions of participants from countries in the region.

ASEAN Regional Study on Women, Peace and Security

Monday, April 5, 2021

This study consolidates good practices and lessons learned on WPS, including key recommendations that have emerged from ASEAN-owned experiences and context to pave the way forward. Sustaining peace must start at building peace where it already exists. At the same time, women’s empowerment cannot be accomplished without the active engagement of men and boys in promoting the rights and dignity of women and girls.

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.

Training Manual on Enhancing Attitudes of Police towards Survivors of Violence Against Women

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

UN Women Pakistan has developed a Training Manual on Enhancing Attitudes of Police towards Survivors of Violence Against Women with the aim to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officials for understanding gender dynamics and issues related to violence against women as well as dealing with VAW cases.

Women’s Safety Audit in Public Places

Friday, March 5, 2021

UN Women Pakistan, with Aurat Foundation as research partner, and in collaboration with key government and civil society partners, conducted a Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) in 5 cities across Pakistan, including Karachi, Dadu, Khairpur, Quetta and Rawalpindi, in order to better understand the status of women’s access to safe public spaces. Rigorous data analysis based on robust tools and methodology, collection of empirical evidence and comprehensive statistical examination was done to deduce findings of this important report in order to ensure the results are reached in a scientific manner and the recommendations are both pragmatic and effective.

Peace Villages: Women Leading Peace in Indonesia

Monday, January 4, 2021

In order to become a Peace Village, members within a community commit to promoting and fostering tolerance and peace within their communities. Starting with making peace within the family, members then agree on guidelines to enhance social cohesion in the community.

Illicit Weapons and Gun Violence in Afghanistan: The Impact on Women’s Lives

Monday, December 28, 2020

Women play diverse roles in the context of armed conflict; as culturally designated caregivers, women must struggle to support their families and keep their households together while the breadwinners fight, or are apprehended or killed. Women and girls are equally affected in a fragile environment where social services and other basic needs become harder/impossible to fulfil. As a primary provider, women are exposed to further abuse.

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