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This research is a product of the A Place Called Home – WeCare project, which is a joint project of UN Women China and IKEA China. The project is to address two interlinked issues that hinder women’s economic empowerment: unpaid care and domestic work, and violence against women.
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GiHA Bangladesh designed this checklist to support the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) and humanitarian practitioners in integrating gender equality in their disaster preparedness efforts for the monsoon and cyclone season in Bangladesh.
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This brief examines the Online Opposition to Gender Equality: Understanding opposition to gender equality and feminism in the virtual space. Produced by Quilt.AI and UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with the technical support of Prevention Collaborative. It examines online opposition to gender equality in Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines, showing both common and country-specific oppositional narratives and tactics. 
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This is an initiative of the Gender in Humanitarian action working group (GiHA) Bangladesh co-chaired by UN Women Bangladesh and the Department of Women’s Affairs of the government of Bangladesh.
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The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. WEPs signatories, therefore, stand in solidarity with the United Nations to end gender inequality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
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The brief has been developed under the ‘Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific’ Regional Programme, jointly implemented by UN Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Commission of Jurists, with generous support from the Government of Sweden.
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In partnership with the Governments of Australia and the Republic of Korea, UN Women developed a five-year Regional Framework Towards Inclusive and Peaceful Societies, outlining strategies to tackle the most pressing governance and peace and security challenges across the Asia-Pacific region. This brief summarizes key approaches under the framework.
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This placed the participants, who were mainly women and girls, at the centre of their own storytelling. Over 1,000 stories were collected across five districts in four provinces of Nepal. This report presents the findings of the baseline research.
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The valuable contributions of these people are acknowledged, and it would not have been possible to prepare this toolkit without them. This work has identified many appropriate initiatives being undertaken in different localities, as well as evidence about pitfalls to be avoided, and there is now an opportunity to pool this practical experience and promote good practice.
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Globally, there is growing recognition that policy should be informed by indigenous knowledge systems. Indigenous knowledge frameworks and methodologies have been used productively to inform health policies, to support mental health and well-being, to foster sustainable development, and respond to climate change. These topics have some relevance for Filipino migrant workers, and we can therefore expect indigenous approaches to understanding their experiences and issues to be fruitful. Having a better understanding of context, culture, and patterns of communication can lead to improving our responses, their relevance, and their accessibility
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To put in place inclusive strategies that increase the resilience of women and men in all their diversity, there is an urgent need to better understand the gendered effects of climate change across countries. To achieve this, this paper explores the connections between phenomena related to climate change and gender related outcomes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, the Philippines and Timor-Leste. In particular, it tests these associations by utilizing random forest machine learning techniques and binary logistic regression analysis, on a data set that integrates data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and geographical information systems (GIS).
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This multi-country study on women-led MSMEs, with a focus on microenterprises in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Rwanda and Uganda, is a key output of the Together Digital Programme. It is intended to inform the design and implementation of programmmes, initiatives, and strategies supporting women’s entrepreneurship.
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This research paper has a two-fold aim. First, it seeks to map out current Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) reintegration programs and services, including those created to assist migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they are returning OFWs or those yet to be deployed.
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A technical paper on Philippine overseas labor migration data collection and analysis from a gender perspective
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This report is based on an assessment of COVID-19 fiscal stimulus response and policy measures in nine countries in Asia and the Pacific (Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam).
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Indonesia recognizes that a stable, just and peaceful society cannot be achieved without acknowledging and highlighting women’s important role in building peace, preventing conflict and addressing emerging security threats such as climate change and violent extremism. Within the global framework of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Indonesia has endeavoured to localize the WPS agenda into a National Action Plan (NAP). In 2014, through a Presidential Decree (Perpres No. 18), the first NAP for the Protection and Empowerment of Women and Children during Social Conflicts, also known as NAP WPS, was launched. It included three pillars: prevention, mitigation and empowerment, and participation of women and children.
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Ending discrimination and exclusion is core to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Leaving No One Behind. Now is the time to make a conscious choice for better representation. Read the updated checklist on how to make your panels and events diverse and inclusive.
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This is the second report issued that synthesizes the priorities and recommendations of Afghan women from consultations undertaken by UN Women, UNAMA and IOM. The aim of the consultations is to bring in the voices of a diverse cross-section of Afghan women on policy and programming challenges facing Afghanistan, to ensure that their perspectives inform decision-making.
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Developed by UN Women China in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) China
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This report is a summary of the technical dialogue between women with HIV/AIDS and about 100 experts and parties, such as donors and community members, about the multiple forms of gender-based violence (GBV) and the denial of human rights that women with HIV/AIDS and other women in Papua New Guinea (PNG) face. These women include those physically challenged or disabled, sex workers, lesbians, and transwomen.