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UN Women Indonesia Newsletter Vol. 1 – October 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Welcome to the first issue of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, launched during one of the most difficult times for our team, our partners and the communities we serve. In this edition, UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter covering: - How women’s groups in Peace Villages across Java have been taking initiatives to assist each other during pandemic. - UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Prevention of Violence Information Materials...

Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya

Sunday, June 21, 2020

UN Women and IOM in Cox’s Bazar partnered to conduct this research which presents a critical exploration of gendered social norms among the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar and concludes with key reflections and guiding questions for practitioners working in response interventions in Cox’s Bazar to improve programmes with respect to sensitivity surrounding social norms.

Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN

Thursday, June 18, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in the ASEAN region have implemented measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic, including lockdowns, quarantines, and border closures.

Gender Equality Update 18

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 18 brings out the voices of youth in Nepal on migration, livelihood, sexual and reproductive health, women’s leadership and engaging men and boys.

Safety planning for violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic, “isolation measures” could put women at further risk of violence. Safety planning is a way to think about how to stay safe in your home, community and in workplace no matter your migration status.

Guidance Note for Action: Addressing the Emerging Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrant Women in Asia and the Pacific for a Gender-Responsive Recovery

Friday, April 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women migrant workers across Asia and the Pacific, in particular those with irregular migration status. Concluding the four-part guidance note series, this paper focuses on the emerging impacts of the pandemic on women migrant workers and recommendations to support governments, donors, civil society organizations, employers and the private sector in addressing those impacts. Essentially, more assertive and collective efforts are needed to ensure migrant-inclusive and gender-responsive measures in preventing further spread of the virus.

Policy Brief: Women and Girls and Internal Displacement in Afghanistan

Monday, March 2, 2020

Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most complex emer-gencies. Sustained conflict has resulted in high numbers of civilian deaths and injuries, and protracted displacement. Between January and December 2019, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded 3,403 civilian deaths, a five per cent decrease as compared to 2018. UNAMA also documented 1,202 women casual-ties (345 killed and 857 injured), a four per cent increase from 2018.

Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Now, nearly a decade later, the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme (ILO) and Safe and Fair programme (ILO and UN Women) have conducted a similar survey of 4,099 nationals to track trends of attitudes in three of the above countries. One of the original four countries was changed, with the Republic of Korea replaced by Japan, given its emergence as an important destination country for low-skilled migrant workers in Asia. Certain questions from the first survey were repeated to allow for identification...

Coordinated Quality Services for Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

This policy brief is based on regional and national priorities and recommendations identified during the three-day “Regional Dialogue on Coordinated Quality Services for Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN”, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10 to 12 July 2019. The meeting was hosted by the Safe and Fair Programme implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, under the Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, a global multi-year initiative between the European Union and the United Nations. The Safe and Fair programme delivers technical assistance and support to national and regional stakeholders with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities through the SDGs

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Women make up almost half of migrants in the ASEAN region. They are largely concentrated in informal, low paid labour including in agriculture, manufacturing, domestic work, construction and entertainment. Irregular migrants and migrant domestic workers are at particular risk of violence, forced labour and trafficking due to their status and isolation. The Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutes) aim to address problems facing women migrant workers. This brief analyzed how ensuring safe and migration for women migrant workers can contribute to achieving the SDG goals and how the Safe and Fair Programme will respond to the issue.

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