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Climate change, gender equality and human rights in Asia — Regional review and promising practices

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The report aims to provide a better understanding for policymakers in Asia about what focusing on human rights and gender equality in the context of climate change entails in practice. By synthesising evidence from literature across 10 different sectors (agriculture and forestry, fisheries, mining, construction, energy, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education and health) and exploring case studies from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Infographic: Leveraging Digitalization to Cope with COVID-19: An Indonesian Case Study on Women-Owned Micro and Small Business

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The infographic was based on a policy research “Leveraging Digitalization to cope with COVID-19: An Indonesia case study on women-owned micro and small businesses” by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI).

How the Pandemic Gave Rise to an Unlikely Dream for an Internally Displaced Woman in Kachin State in Myanmar

Thursday, January 7, 2021

This document details how the work of Htoi Gender and Development Foundation has been crucial in sustaining the livelihoods of the women in camps of internationally displaced people in Kachin State and supporting the economic empowerment of the most vulnerable women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance Document on Business and Human Rights

Thursday, January 7, 2021

This guidance document provides a foundation how to implement human rights principles in the Philippine business setting. Premised on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' which emphasizes that "a gender perspective is always appropriate for all States and businesses in all situations," this document underscores that gender is a cross-cutting concern in securing a better future for people, planet and prosperity.

Gender Equality Update 25

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The purpose of the Gender Equality Update # 25 is to facilitate a multi-level and multi-sectoral approach through recommendations for humanitarian and development actors responding to COVID-19 to address harmful practices specific to Nepal.

Action Brief: Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction and Response in the Context of COVID-19: The Asia-Pacific Region

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to disaster manage and COVID-19, as well as identify key barriers to delivering disaster preparedness and response in the context of the pandemic.

The Long Road to Equality: Taking stock of the situation of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific for Beijing+25, A synthesis report

Friday, December 18, 2020

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, and this report takes stock of the progress that has been made since by member States to realize women’s and girls’ rights. It reflects a synthesis of member State actions to implement the Beijing Platform for Action and identifies areas where significant progress has been made on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Joint UN Programme, Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Joint UN Programme, Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS), a three-year programme (August 2020 – July 2023) which is implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

UN Women Afghanistan 2nd Newsletter 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

This second edition of the newsletter, covering August - October, reflects our transit from an immediate rapid response to COVID-19, to a longer-term programmatic focus operating in the peace-development-humanitarian nexus. At this critical time, we worked with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure all COVID-19 hospitals and quarantine centers now have a separate room for women survivors of violence. We listened to our women’s rights activists on the ground and our call for ideas.

Women and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan Post-2001: Analyses and Lessons Learned

Monday, December 7, 2020

In contemporary peacebuilding missions, such as that in Afghanistan, local ownership has been framed as the extent to which domestic actors control the design and implementation of the processes. What happens when local actors are not involved in its design? What happens when they begin to oppose it? And how much of the achievements under liberal frameworks and institutions are self-sustainable when international peacebuilders leave?

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