As this annual report repeatedly demonstrates, UN Women is well positioned in the region to help link people and issues, and catalyse lasting results towards the globally agreed goal of achieving gender equality by 2030. Our triple mandate means we are a trusted advocate of internationally agreed norms, an effective implementer of innovative and transformative programmes, and a leader in mobilizing broader UN action on gender equality. More
- UNiTE campaign (9)
- Ending violence against women and girls (9)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (2)
- Human rights (1)
- Leadership and political participation (1)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Beijing+20?! (1)
- Rape/sexual assault (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Women’s rights (1)
- Entrepreneurship (1)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A Regional Study of Interventions to Enhance Women and Girls’ Safety and Mobility in Public Spaces, Asia and the Pacific Region In public and private spaces, women and girls experience and fear various types of violence, ranging from harassment, to rape and femicide. Momentum is growing around the issue of women and girls’ safety in urban, public spaces. However, given that this is a relatively new field of work, published evidence of the impacts of such interventions remain.
Monday, September 19, 2016
With the generous support by the Australian Government, In June 2013, UN Women started a three-year long regional programme, “Leveraging Technical Tools, Evidence and Community Engagement to Advance the Implementation of Laws and Provision of Services to Women Experiencing Violence in South-East Asia” to help women who experienced violence to have proper access to services and laws and receive support from both the governments and...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
On 25 November 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign to End Violence against Women (UNiTE) was launched in the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together over 25 entities of the United Nations family. The UNiTE campaign calls on all governments, civil society, women’s organizations, men and boys, young people, the private sector, the media, and the whole UN System to come together in addressing the endemic violence committed against women and girls...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A focus on young people is crucial for advancing gender equality, for preventing and eradicating violence against women, and create a world in which men and women live in healthy and respectful relationships with each other.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
During March 2014, the United Nations Country Team in India partnered with the private sector, government, civil society, social media and arts community to promote gender equality.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The VAW costing efforts highlighted in this report do not only help us understand the far-reaching economic impact of VAW; they can also assist governments determine what financial resources are needed to realize the commitments they have made.
Monday, January 20, 2014
During his first visit to Afghanistan from 4-7 October, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra met with several national and international officials as well as civil society representatives to discuss advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in Afghanistan. As preparations for international troop withdrawal next year and national elections accelerate, he emphasized the need for greater political and economic empowerment of Afghan women while safeguarding existing gains in women’s rights.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This document explains strategies of the Secretary General’s Campaign to eliminate violence against women, and covers domestic violence, violence in situations of conflict, migration and trafficking, their health impact, and the risk of HIV infection.