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A week ago, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Central Region of Afghanistan impacting Paktika and Khost provinces. Humanitarian assistance is being delivered in the most affected districts.
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On the afternoon of March 22, 2021, a massive fire broke out in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The fire quickly spread across three camps consuming shelters and personal belongings of refugees as well as essential facilities such as hospitals, primary health facilities, learning centers, and women friendly spaces in the camps.
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This is the second edition of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, capturing a series of initiatives during Q4 2020 - Q1 2021 and in support of International Women’s Day.
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The 25th Gender Equality Update highlights the importance of ensuring equitable distribution of the covid-19 vaccine in Nepal. It includes a checklist including key issues around women´s leadership, gender barriers, disaggregated data, access to data and countering misinformation.
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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...
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UN Women and UNFPA, with contributions from the UNAMA, the International Legal Foundation (ILF) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), issue this 14th 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 in prisons and detention settings, including girls in juvenile rehabilitation centers (JRCs).
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The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates power dynamics and makes communities more vulnerable to violence. To advocate for the protection of the vulnerable groups against the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the current context, the Gender Equality Update 21 highlights emerging issues on PSEA raised by INGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations during the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team meeting on June 25, and provides resources for organisations wanting to strengthen their prevention and reporting mechanisms.
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UN Women issues this alert to highlight the gender-specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on women’s lives. It focuses on why women’s leadership and meaningful participation is a right, and can lead to more sustainable responses to crisis.
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The Gender Equality Update 19 focuses on women’s leadership in Nepal the context of COVID-19 response. It aims to bring forth the voices and highlights the emerging issues from women mayors and deputy mayors.
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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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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
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In this edition: [] Bangladesh Police officials trained on Gender-based violence response and prevention [] Second women and children help desk inaugurated in Camp 9 [] Yasmin Ara, a Rohingya refugee from Camp 18 [] 16 Days of Activism in Cox's Bazar [] and other updates...
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UN Women Pacific Newsletter Issue No. 1
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UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter - Issue No. 4
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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.
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Inside this Special issue: “I Believe in Voting” Women’s Political Participation Tum Pakistan ki Beti Ho Advancing Civic and Voter Education Your Identity Counts Physically Challenged Voters Lead the Pursuit for Equality Tribal Men have Spoken… “Our Women will Vote” Engaging and Mobilizing Minorities Youth as roaming CVE messengers Including Women as Electoral Administrators Promises to Deliver on: Political Party Manifestos and Women...
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‘Tashadud Na Manzur’ (translated as ‘Violence is Unacceptable’) was launched in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism 2012 in Pakistan as a civil society based initiative for awareness raising and actions towards ending violence against women and girls in Pakistan and is supported by UN Women.
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A high profile nationwide One Million Signatures Campaign “Million Names Million Voices – Break the Silence to End Violence Against Women and Girls” concluded on Friday 27 July 2012 with the signature of its one millionth supporter – the President of Pakistan.
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The 56th CSW session took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 09 March 2012. The priority theme this session was the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.