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UN Women Asia and the Pacific | Beijing+25 Newsletter

Friday, August 16, 2019

Adopted in 1995 by 189 countries, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is considered the foundational document for international agreements on gender equality. Twenty-five years later, governments, civil society, and activists are coming together to review the implementation of this agenda. This newsletter highlights the voices and stories behind the Beijing movement in Asia and the Pacific.

Gender Considerations in Preventing Violent Extremism: Perspectives from Women’s Groups and Civil Society in the Philippines

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

[Policy Brief] In early 2019, UN Women in the Philippines convened conversations with a total of 32 male and female community peace advocates from women’s groups and civil society organizations. These leaders, from around the Bangsamoro, provided their perspectives on violent extremism and their recommendations for strengthening gender considerations as a method for preventing violent conflict going forward.

UN Women In Bangladesh

Monday, August 5, 2019

UN Women in Bangladesh works to promote gender equality in all spheres- political, economic and social - through four priority areas: promoting women's income security, decent work and economic autonomy; ending violence against women and girls; sustainable peace and resilience, and humanitarian action; and making gender equality a key part of national development planning and budget allocation.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities through the SDGs

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Women make up almost half of migrants in the ASEAN region. They are largely concentrated in informal, low paid labour including in agriculture, manufacturing, domestic work, construction and entertainment. Irregular migrants and migrant domestic workers are at particular risk of violence, forced labour and trafficking due to their status and isolation. The Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutes) aim to address problems facing women migrant workers. This brief analyzed how ensuring safe and migration for women migrant workers can contribute to achieving the SDG goals and how the Safe and Fair Programme will respond to the issue.

16 Essentials for Quality Multisectoral Service Provision to Women Migrant Workers Subject to Violence

Thursday, July 18, 2019

“Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) ” is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. The programme is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, and aims to reduce women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking and increase their access to coordinated and responsive quality services.

Implementing Gender Provisions: National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Philippines

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This publication was commissioned by UN Women as part of the programme Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities, funded generously by the Government of Japan. This guide has been designed to be used as a resource to help ensure gender-sensitive and gender-responsive implementation of the Philippine National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE). It is intended for use by the stakeholders identified in the NAP P/CVE, including government agencies, religious leaders, members of civil society, and nongovernment organisations.

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2018-2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The 2018–2019 annual report highlights the past year’s achievements and key results in 2008, which directly reached more than 90,000 women at local, national, and regional levels. Some key results from 2018 include: [*] 25 women-led civil society organizations’ capacities strengthened [*] 256,000 beneficiaries sensitized on women’s rights [*] 23,700 women gained technical leadership, literacy, and vocational skills [*] 4,000 men engaged as allies [*] 20,740 women with increased incomes [*] 255 women trained who were appointed or elected into leadership positions.

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...

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