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UN Women Asia and the Pacific Newsletter | January—June 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

In this edition: (*) Global partnership to empower female workers in apparel industry (*) UN Women incoming Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia sees how a united nations project can help protect female migrant workers in thailand (*) Appointment of the regional director for asia and the pacific, and much more...

Manual on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Gender Responsive Budgeting

Friday, July 5, 2019

To strengthens capacities of class II and class III officers of the federal government, a manual on Gender Equality Social Inclusion (GESI) and Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) was developed by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) in collaboration with, and with technical support from, UN Women. The manual is the first of its kind, as it brings together two distinct concepts of GRB and GESI and demonstrates how GRB can be used as a tool for advancing GESI.

Updates from UN Women Cox ’s bazar | April–June 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

In this edition; (*) Training of Trainers (TOT) on ‘Rohingya Refugee Women's Empowerment, Participation and Leadership’ conducted for humanitarian actors (*) Bangladesh Police and key stakeholders sensitized on how to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases (*) Rohingya and Bangladeshi women celebrate Ramadan together in solidarity (*) and much more...

Guidelines for the Promotion and Implementation of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Socio-Economic Development Programme for the Most Disadvantaged Communes in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas (Programme 135)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

This publication has been developed within the framework of the project entitled Empowerment of Ethnic Minority Women and Girls Through Gender Responsive Budgeting Policies And Programmes, as a project between the Department of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women with financial support from Irish Aid in Viet Nam.

POLICY BRIEF: The rights of women migrant domestic workers | Gender-responsive employment contracts

Friday, June 21, 2019

This document aims to inform Sri Lanka’s national policy on the protection of rights of women migrant domestic workers. Guided by normative commitments and international standards on gender equality and migrant labour rights, the document captures the concerns of a diverse set of stakeholders, including government officials, civil society representatives, and the most marginalized women migrant domestic workers.

UN Women Timor-Leste Quartery Newsletter | January—March 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

As we begin 2019, we enter a year of commemoration and celebration. Timor-Leste has successfully developed as a nation in the 20 years since its historic Referendum for independence in August 1999. The county continues to demonstrate its commitment to democracy and human rights, including the rights of women. In 2019, the Timor-Leste Government will submit its review of progress against the Beijing Platform for Action in the 25 years since women's rights.

Gender Equality Update. No. 13 | May 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Government of Nepal is committed to ensure that all provincial and local governments are fully functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable to their citizens in the new federalist state structure. As more than 40 per cent of the elected representatives at the local government level, women now have an unprecedented opportunity to advance gender equality and social inclusion.

Gender in Humanitarian Action Training of Trainers Workshop

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Gender in Humanitarian Action training of trainers (ToT) workshop, which took place from 23 to 26 April 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. It was designed to meet the demand for dedicated training on gender in humanitarian action (GiHA), enabling humanitarian practitioners to have an increased understanding of gender equality programming and its applicability in their respective areas of work. The GiHA ToT provided participants with a variety of practical and transferable tools on gender that aimed to strengthen their capacity to integrate gender equality programming in cluster, sectorwide humanitarian action, with a focus on implementing gender transformative approaches. The training was organized by UN Women in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on behalf of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group in Myanmar and with funding from UN Women.

The Guidelines on Gender Responsive Budgeting in the verification and monitoring of budget implementation of the People’s Council

Monday, June 3, 2019

This publication was developed out of the context of a new State Budget Law approved in 2015 which offered new and advanced articles of law from a gender perspective. The guidelines outlined in this Document aim to provide a basic knowledge of gender, gender equality and GRB and thus, offer skills with which to apply gender equality principles in budget monitoring and decisions of the People’s Council to conform to State Budget Law (2015).

Good Practices Brochure: Integrating Gender into Cash and Voucher Assistance in Humanitarian Settings

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new guideline “Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender-Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioner” is to be finalized by May 2019. The guidance was developed through the efforts of 15 NGO and UN organizations who contributed expertise in the inception, design and review of the document.

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