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UN Women Nepal COVID-19 Response: Blazing Trails in the Humanitarian Development Continuum

Friday, October 16, 2020

Backed by over five years of experience in leading the mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in all phases of disaster risk reduction, prevention and response, and in collaboration with government, civil society, United Nations (UN) agencies and development partners, UN Women put together its own COVID-19 Response Strategy for Nepal. Braced for the long haul, UN Women approached the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis with a development perspective, glued to the twin focus of responding to the people’s immediate needs while pushing gender equality in the short and long-term responses to the pandemic.

ISSUE BRIEF: Understanding the Gender Composition and Experience of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Workers in Bangladesh

Friday, October 16, 2020

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector is an important driver of economic growth.1 From an industry that generated a few million dollars in export earnings in the 1970s, it is now an industry of USD 30 billion (2017–2018)2 that accounts for 83 per cent of the country’s total export revenue. Women comprise the majority of the RMG workforce and it is clear that women workers have significantly contributed to the development of the RMG sector.

Perempuan Bisa Wirausaha (Women Can Do Business)

Friday, October 16, 2020

For women in Indonesia and indeed around the world, starting or running a business is never easy. Limited access to skills development, barriers to securing financial capital to set up or grow their businesses, accessing business networks often dominated by men, are all challenges due to discriminatory and cultural norms.

In the shadows of the pandemic: The gendered impact of covid-19 on rohingya and host communities

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the Rohingya and host communities has exacerbated existing discrimination and inequalities. Women and girls face an increase in unpaid care work, greater protection risks in and out of their homes and more mental health issues, while simultaneously being less able to access lifesaving services and support.

Myanmar and COVID-19 Impact on the private sector

Monday, October 12, 2020

This report focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on private sector employers and not-for-profit organisations in Myanmar, and employees in a single firm.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XV: The impact of COVID19- on women and girls’ education

Thursday, October 8, 2020

UN Women, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch joint­ly issue this fifteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandem­ic on women and girls’ education and the long-lasting consequences it will have on gender equality, women’s human rights and Afghanistan’s development and peace efforts.

Gender Equality Update 22

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Gender Equality Update #22 recognizes the valuable efforts of women’s groups to promote and protect the rights of the most excluded and vulnerable groups in Nepal during the COVID-19 crisis.

Gender Equality Update 23

Friday, September 18, 2020

The GE Update # 23 focuses on gendered impacts of the floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. On July 27, the Gender in Humanitarian Task Team (GiHA TT) organised a virtual meeting on monsoon response with women’s groups, civil society organisations and the Government of Nepal to understand the challenges and issues pertaining to this emergency and lessons learned from previous years.

Infographic: Gender Pay Gaps in Indonesia

Friday, September 18, 2020

Women are paid less than men globally, with the gender pay gap estimated at 16 percent. Women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn for work of equal value – with an even wider gap for women with children. These discrepancies in pay have negative consequences for women and their families - a situation that is exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Women Timor-Leste Quarterly Newsletter | April - June 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In this edition, UN Women Timor-Leste’s newsletter covering: (*) GENDER AND COVID-19 (*) UN WOMEN TIMOR-LESTE IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 BY FOCUSING ON FIVE AREAS OF ACTION (*) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EQUALITY AND INCLUSION (SEII) SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UN WOMEN (*) EMPOWERING WOMEN IN (*) LEADERSHIP, ECONOMY AND SUSTAINING WEAVING CULTURE THROUGH WEAVERS’ NETWORK... and much more.

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