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Rapid Assessment: Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Civil Society Organizations

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia and the Pacific play a critical role in understanding, promoting and meeting the needs of women and girls on a variety of socioeconomic issues, including violence against women (VAW), migration, trafficking, heath and displacement.

Young women and men promoting peace and social cohesion in northern Bangladesh

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This brief explores recent research, which examines the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women and men students of two universities in northern Bangladesh. It found that young women and men in northern Bangladesh identify gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men as the single most critical element for social cohesion in Bangladesh.

Gender at the Nexus of Violent Extremism and Trafficking in Persons in Muslim Mindanao

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The linkages between organized crime, including trafficking in persons, and violent extremism are a global concern. These linkages are starting to receive some attention, but this is limited to specific conflict contexts such as Iraq and Syria. In recognition of the link between violent extremism and trafficking in persons and the gendered nature of both, the UN Security Council adopted its first resolution on trafficking in persons in areas affected by armed conflict in 2016 (UNSCR 2331). But overall, there is little understanding of the relationship between violent extremism and trafficking in persons, or of how gender informs this interaction.

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...

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