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
- Political empowerment (6)
- Leadership and political participation (5)
- Electoral systems and processes (2)
- Ending violence against women and girls (2)
- Human rights (1)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Economic empowerment (1)
- Health (1)
- Gender equality and inequality (1)
- Decision-making (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The publication “Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Participation”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide is directed to electoral administrations and the international assistance providers who support them, and highlights the...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
UN Women Pakistan Newsletter - Issue No 5: May - August 2013
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The main content of the research has been crystallized into four chapters in this report. Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of the socio-cultural context and the evolution of the political system in Bhutan. It highlights the current status of women’s participation in decision-making at both the national and local level, and explains why women’s participation is important. Chapter 2 covers objectives of the study and the methodology used. Chapter 3 presents the results of the research in the form of exhaustive data and the main survey findings, while chapter 4 extrapolates these findings to recommendations and conclusions...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
This paper shines important light on a matter of increasing international interest: how to achieve gender responsive governance and advance the cause of gender equality and representative democracy?
Monday, June 18, 2012
This paper outlines key issues of relevance to women’s political participation at the sub-national level in Nepal and Bangladesh and refers to important contributions that document these aspects of women’s political participation.
Friday, December 28, 2007
This holistic overview of the status of women in South Asia since 2005 analyses the latest trends and challenges, in relation to violence against women, economic and political empowerment of women, disaster preparedness, and health.