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Timeline of key Gender Responsive Budgeting milestones in Timor-Leste

Monday, February 1, 2021

This GRB Timeline showing the sequence of TL Government’s effort with the line ministries, CSOs, private sectors, development partners and academia in pushing forward the country’s commitment to achieve gender equality through assuring gender sensitive budget at workplace.

Child Marriage in Pakistan: A Report on Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2020

Monday, February 1, 2021

Child marriage takes away a girl’s right to safe and healthy childhood, quality and complete education that can lead to decent economic opportunities, and social and political empowerment. Pakistan has the 6th highest number of girls married before the age of 18 in the world. Child marriage is prevalent due to several reasons including deeply entrenched traditions and customs, poverty, lack of awareness and/or access to education, and lack of security.

Provincial Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment Policies and Gender-Responsive Budgeting

Friday, January 29, 2021

Building on its strong partnerships as well as previous work done in this area, UN Women Pakistan supported the provincial Women Development Departments in all 4 provinces to develop implementation plans for their Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Policies. These policies had previously been developed with support from UN Women, but needed detailed implementation plans and strategies to make them actionable.

Climate change, gender equality and human rights in Asia - Regional review and promising practices

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The report aims to provide a better understanding for policymakers in Asia about what focusing on human rights and gender equality in the context of climate change entails in practice.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, January 18, 2021

On 29 November 2020- International Women Human Rights Defender’s Day, survivors of gender-based violence shared their experiences at the grounds of Tarango. It is the shelter home and safe space for women and girls located in Mirpur of Dhaka. The event allowed scope for dialogue with the community on the many issues faced by women and girls incessantly.

Infographic: Leveraging Digitalization to Cope with COVID-19: An Indonesian Case Study on Women-Owned Micro and Small Business

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The infographic was based on a policy research “Leveraging Digitalization to cope with COVID-19: An Indonesia case study on women-owned micro and small businesses” by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI).

UN Women Bangladesh: 16 Days of Activism Newsletter 2020

Thursday, January 14, 2021

This year the whole world was shaken by the unprecedented health and human crisis brought upon by COVID-19. Nationally as well as globally, it has been highlighted that COVID-19 has triggered a sharp increase in violence against women, particularly domestic violence, and in April the UN Secretary General called on UN Member States to step up efforts to address this “Shadow Pandemic”.

How the Pandemic Gave Rise to an Unlikely Dream for an Internally Displaced Woman in Kachin State in Myanmar

Thursday, January 7, 2021

This document details how the work of Htoi Gender and Development Foundation has been crucial in sustaining the livelihoods of the women in camps of internationally displaced people in Kachin State and supporting the economic empowerment of the most vulnerable women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance Document on Business and Human Rights

Thursday, January 7, 2021

This guidance document provides a foundation how to implement human rights principles in the Philippine business setting. Premised on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' which emphasizes that "a gender perspective is always appropriate for all States and businesses in all situations," this document underscores that gender is a cross-cutting concern in securing a better future for people, planet and prosperity.

Good Practices Brochure: Intersection of Gender and Disability in Humanitarian Responses

Thursday, January 7, 2021

In July 2019, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee published Guidelines on the ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action’ which set out essential actions that humanitarian actors must take in order to effectively identify and respond to the needs and rights of persons with disabilities.

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