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Violence against women and girls and COVID-19 messages

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Women and girls are part of the most vulnerable groups in times of humanitarian crisis such as COVID-19. To ensure all the information and available support are accessible to all, we need to ensure women’s representation and voices are visible at the decision-making level.

Violence against women and girls and COVID-19: Key issues and actions for Timor-Leste

Friday, August 7, 2020

Women and girls face even more violence in times of humanitarian crises, such as this moment with COVID- 19 and past outbreaks when movement is restricted. Violence against women has been called a “shadow pandemic” because it has huge consequences on the health and well-being of women and girls, but they often suffer in the shadows which has socio-economic costs that will last beyond the pandemic.

ACTION BRIEF: UN Women Asia and the Pacific and COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, UN Women has played a central part in setting a course for Asia and the Pacific to make gender equality and women’s empowerment central to the pandemic response.

South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, July 13, 2020

This evidence brief summarises the key findings from the South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati, which was carried out in early 2019, and aims to make the research findings freely available and accessible to audiences beyond the programme.

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue X: Women with disabilities during COVID-19 times

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), with contributions from Human Rights Watch (HRW), jointly issue this tenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities in Afghanistan.

Rapid Assessment: Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Civil Society Organizations

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia and the Pacific play a critical role in understanding, promoting and meeting the needs of women and girls on a variety of socioeconomic issues, including violence against women (VAW), migration, trafficking, heath and displacement.

Gendered dimensions of COVID-19 in the Philippines

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Philippines is among the worst affected countries in the South East Asian region in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – it has experienced the highest number of new confirmed cases per day, second highest number of deaths, and third highest rate of infection.

Gender Alerts on COVID-19 in Afghanistan series

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Alerts series highlights the disproportionate gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan, from the lack of services for survivors of violence to the challenges of building peace during a health crisis and a fast-paced rise in the burden of unpaid care work.

UN Women Timor Leste Quarterly Newsletter | January - March 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Timor-Leste’s recent history is full of stories of women who have made a significant contribution to building the nation. Women played various roles during the struggle for independence and participated in politics and state-building soon after independence.

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