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The study report of National Women Commission, Nepal, monitors the progress on the implementation of the 2018, Concluding Observations issued by the CEDAW Committee on the sixth periodic report of Nepal. The progress was systematically monitored on the basis of a novel and practical tool.
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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.
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In 2017, UNHCR and UN Women partnered to conduct a gender analysis of the right to a nationality in Myanmar. This was implemented by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), along with local CSO The Seagull, the Statelessness Network Asia Pacific (SNAP) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI). The report was launched on 7 March 2018 as part of a series of events celebrating International Women’s Day. Conducted in Mawlamyine, Mandalay and Yangon, the study included participants...
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With the growing recognition that laws and justice systems are not adequately working for women, Justice Base led a research report to examine women access to justice in the formal and informal processes, decision-makers and institutions that play a role in resolving dispute involving women in Myanmar. Traditional dispute mechanisms are often preferred by women because of the high cost of the state legal system, corruption, gender bias, and language barriers for ethnic minorities who are non-Myanmar language speakers.
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With the purpose to eliminate gender stereotypes in justice delivery as a critical component of promoting women’s access to justice, this paper seeks to develop critical understanding among judges and other justice actors on gender stereotypes, and how it could be avoid, as well as to provide judicial training programmes for justice actors in investigation and adjudication.
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This paper endeavors to analyze Case Laws regarding core Articles of the Convention on Elimination of All Form of Discrimination and their application in Southeast Asia national courts. It is an analytical compilation of jurisprudence from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste that is intended to serve as a resource to enhance their capacity to utilize international human rights standards for the realization of women’s human rights embodied in the Convention.
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This paper endeavors to compile good practices, challenges and to strengthen the capacity of National Women’s Machineries for monitoring implementation of CEDAW and BPFA.
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The paper highlights the legal gap that still exist in violence against women in Asia that lead to create a culture of impunity in which the perpetrator go unpunished by reinforcing a message that he will not be held accountable for his action. Challenges in implementing human rights law in order to make rights to women and girls not meaningless still need to be endeavored in all the Asian countries. The lack of adequate laws and structure to safeguard witnesses and ensure their security, as...
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An independent evaluation conducted by the UN Women South Asia sub-regional office in 2011, the report ‘Evaluation of UN Women support to PWN+ on HIV and AIDS focuses on UN Women’s assistance to PWN+, its invaluable technical support to this upcoming grassroots organization, and efforts to build the groundwork for a strong organization
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Malaysian Evaluation Society (MES), 6th International Evaluation Conference, 2014 Kuala Lumpur: 24-28 March, 2014
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As part of the national evaluation capacity building activities, UN Women Evaluation Office (EO) provided bursaries to four practitioners/researchers working in the area of gender responsive evaluation to present their research topics at the 2011 Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) InternationalConference on 6-9 June, 2011 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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The Conference provided a forum for good practices and lessons learned by delegates, canvassed regional frameworks and cooperation efforts on labour migration governance, as well as national efforts to protect women migrant workers by implementing gender-responsive, rights-based labour migration laws and policies, and creative strategies and advocacy by women migrant workers to claim their rights and celebrate their contributions towards sustainable development. The Conference also reinforced...
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Though there is no uniformity in the practices being observed within Indian states to protect women from domestic violence, a number of them seem to be promising acts of change.
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This publication was based on collaborative work supported by various people. UN Women EO would particularly like to thank Soma De Silva (SLEvA), who has supported the four researchers’ presentations during the 2011 International Conference on 6-9 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also, special thanks go to Ada Ocampo (UNICEF). It would not have been possible to collaborate with SLEvA without her help and support. UN Women EO would like to express its deep gratitude to the four UN Women bursaries recipients, who presented their expertise in evaluation, gender equality and human rights by writing the articles for this journal: Pradeep Narayanan (Institute of Participatory Practice (Praxis)), Lalitha Vaidyanathan (FSG), Natalia Kosheleva (Process Consultancy), and Kyoko Kusakabe (Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)). UN Women EO benefi꤁ed from excellent collaboration with the Sub-Regional Offices (SROs) for East and South East Asia and for South Asia and would like to thank Moni Pizani, Shoko Ishikawa, Montira Narkvichien, Anne Stenhammer, Sushma Kapoor, Shreyasi Jha and Rajat Khanna. Finally, the coordination and dedicated support of Yumiko Kanemitsu, UN Women regional evaluation specialist for Asia Pacific has been invaluable in this project bearing fruit.
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The report of the Seventh South Asia Regional Ministerial Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh presenting an analysis of the key points discussed particularly on violence against women and economic security and women’s rights in South Asia.
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The report of the final external evaluation of UNIFEM’s Regional Programme on Home-based Workers in South Asia (Phase II, 2004-2007) by CMS Social, covers Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The evaluation provides an in-depth analysis of UNIFEM’s programmes, approaches, strategies and interventions and advocacy initiatives to support HBWs.
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The Report of the Sixth South Asia Regional Ministerial Conference co-hosted by the Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment, Government of India and UN Women present analyses of issues across the region.
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This is the first monitoring and evaluation report on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) in India. It attempts to capture emerging trends in the implementation of the law and highlights best practices from different states.
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The report analyses and presents proceedings from a fiveday South Asia Training of Trainers on CEDAW organized by UNIFEM (now UN Women) and Partners for Law and Development (PLD) in September 2006.
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A comprehensive analytical report that maps the situation and status of women in South Asia, within the framework of 12 critical areas of concern identified by the Beijing Platform.