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Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya

Sunday, June 21, 2020

UN Women and IOM in Cox’s Bazar partnered to conduct this research which presents a critical exploration of gendered social norms among the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar and concludes with key reflections and guiding questions for practitioners working in response interventions in Cox’s Bazar to improve programmes with respect to sensitivity surrounding social norms.

Action Brief: Women, Peace & (Cyber) Security in Asia and the Pacific

Friday, June 19, 2020

Among the urgent challenges to peace and security posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity has emerged as a new and critical area for the application of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in Asia and the Pacific.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue IX: Women’s Access to Health Care During COVID-19 Times

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This alert focuses on women’s access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. It shows how COVID-19 is negatively impacting women’s health and access to healthcare due to the disproportionate role of women and girls in responding to the crisis and pre-existing gender inequalities and rigid gender roles, in addition to already limited access to health care for women and girls in Afghanistan and fear of contracting the virus.

Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Amphan

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This Rapid Gender Analysis looks at identifying the impacts of cyclone Amphan based on the socio-economic condition and geographical locations of affected populations, which would provide the foundation for Amphan response planning.

Call for Action on Gender Responsive COVID19 Relief and Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The civil society organizations participating in the Gender Monitoring Network facilitated by UN Women Bangladesh, are concerned by how the COVID 19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting women and girls.

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 Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue VIII: Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on IDPs

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on internally displaced women and girls. Specifically, on how women’s human rights, including safety, freedom of movement and access to essential services are affected by the pandemic. It further highlights how Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and families, especially those headed by women are affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. The alert also provides recommendations to humanitarian partners on how to effectively provide...

Gender Equality Update 18

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 18 brings out the voices of youth in Nepal on migration, livelihood, sexual and reproductive health, women’s leadership and engaging men and boys.

Gender Equality Update 17

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 17 looks into how COVID-19 has impacted the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal, and highlights the emerging issues and recommendations from victims groups and civil society organisations.

UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In Indonesia, women make up the majority of frontline healthcare professionals and community health workers. At home, women also play important roles as caregivers for children, the sick, and elderly members of their families.

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