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Key advocacy messages on gender equality and social inclusion in covid -19 emergency response

Monday, March 30, 2020

They were developed on the basis of the IASC Policy Statement on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (November 2017)1, and in light of lessons learned from the Ebola and Zika outbreaks and emerging gender impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to mobilize inter-agency support within the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team in ensuring these principles are reflected in the emergency response activities in support of the Government of Nepal.

Gender mainstreaming & development: A resource pack

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Addressing gender mainstreaming receives renewed attention with the mandate of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework adopted by the UN as post-2015 development agenda which consists of 17 Goals and 169 strategies for implementation. The SDGs as a package continue to address the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as expand them to respond to new and emerging challenges through the convergence of multiple strategies.

COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies. This is due to factors such as their lack of access to effective surveillance and early-warning systems, and health services. The COVID-19 outbreak is predicted to have significant impacts on various sectors.

Programme Brief: Extractive Industries, Gender and Conflict in Asia Pacific

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The exploitation of oil and mineral deposits is becoming more intensive across Asia and the Pacific. Rapid industrialization and the development of technologies have led to new large-scale mines and discoveries of ore deposits throughout the region. These new technologies also mean that extraction can take place in sensitive, remote and unstable environments – the same environments that are often sites of recent or ongoing conflict.

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.

The gendered dynamics of trafficking in persons across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand

Friday, February 28, 2020

Trafficking is prevalent across the Greater Mekong subregion, yet the specific gendered experiences of those affected remain underexplored. Relatively little is known about the extent to which initiatives aimed at prevention, return and response and reintegration are gender-responsive. This report aims to fill these gaps. It brings together a wide-ranging literature and policy review and primary qualitative data to provide insights into how gender and trafficking intersect across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. It identifies a range of gaps and challenges and identifies priorities for future policy and programming.

Chega! Women for Peace – A Manual to Understand the UNSCR 1325

Friday, February 14, 2020

Designed for adult learners, it provides trainers & leaders with culturally appropriate tools and expertise to deliver the principles of two important documents on peace building in Timor-Leste; The National Action Plan (NAP) on the UN Security Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security) and the Chega! Report (the final report of Timor-Leste’s Truth and Reconciliation Reception).The manual also compliments other training manuals which focus on the transmission of more specific skills in leadership, mediation, conflict resolution, and trauma healing.

WeEmpowerAsia Bulletin

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This bulletin features stories, events, announcements, publications and resources as well as updates on the implementation of WeEmpowerAsia programme.

Improving the Lives of Women Survivors in Timor-Leste

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The research report provides an insight into the lives of 77 women survivors across three municipalities, Baucau, Covalima and Ouecusse; and shows results from Participatory Action Research (PAR) that many women survivors remain vulnerable because of existing inequalities, such as limited access to social assistance, information, and their rights, which then restricts their ability to meet their needs and escape conditions of economic vulnerability. To address these issues, ACbit concludes with five recommendations to present to the Government, civil society groups and the community in 2020.

Updates from UN Women Cox’s Bazar | October – December 2019

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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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