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Over the last three years, the WeEmpowerAsia programme (WEA) has worked to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, during which period there has been much progress on gender equality in business in Asia.
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UN Women's Office in India, based in New Delhi, works with the Government of India, other UN agencies, civil society, the private sector and influencers to achieve India's strategic priorities for women's advancement. Our programmes focus on upholding women's human rights and providing opportunities for women and girls to live up to their full potential.
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UN Women 'WEPs Activator' 2.0 Capacity-building Programme
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Along with the growing conversation around gender lens investment (GLI), there is a common perception that GLI concept is a niche practice of women investing in women to achieve equal access to capital.However, GLI practice is so much more than this.
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This first introductory brochure provides information about the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and UN Women's services to help private companies implement them, including through training and learning programs, technical assistance and innovative new initiatives, such as the UN Women WEPs Activator and Industry Disruptor that are bringing together companies from Asia and Europe to co-create gender-inclusive business and supply chains.
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The ‘WEPs Activator’ is UN Women’s capacity-building programme that brings together a cohort of up to 15 companies for an opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge and insight on gender-responsive policies and practices through training and mentoring.
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India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant...
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There are approximately 300,000 Laotian migrants working in Thailand which accounts for over half of all migrants from Laos PDR globally. Their remittances are responsible for between 25 and 50 percent of the income of rural household in the country. To reduce vulnerability to labour exploitation and human trafficking, information particularly pre-departure should be made available and accessible. Appropriate knowledge and accessibility will empower migrants to make informed choices and...
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Are you migrating for work? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! This pamphlet provides vital information to female migrant workers in Myanmar and abroad.
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Women’s Empowerment Principles: A Practical Guide for Enterprises, wasdeveloped to serve as a toolkit for enterprises to integrate and implement the WEPsin their policies and business activities through which both men and women areequally entitled to decent jobs, career development, training and promotion.
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This CEDAW-based legal review of the Magna Carta of migrant workers and the anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines is indispensable to give concrete recommendations on improving laws that protect women migrant workers. It aims to identify gender discrimination in laws and underscore state obligations to address existing gender discrimination in laws.
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This publication aims to enhance the existing knowledge and resources on the current situation of the Filipino migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimensions of migration.
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UN Women is the global champion for women and girls. In India, UN Women builds on a strong foundation, taking forward the efforts of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). This brochure provides more information about UN Women’s programmes in India.
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The research on return and reintegration of migrant workers conducted by Unlad Kagayad Migration Services Foundation is part of UN Women action research project on Return and Reintegration: Women’s participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions. The research is conducted as a form of evaluation of the gender sensitive response on Unlad Kabayad on returning migrant workers and members of their families. It seeks to define its best practices in order to replicate them and promote more vigorous and responsive programs among women migrant workers and members of their families. The research pinpoints good practices, gaps, lessons, and emerging issues for gender-responsive for reintegration. Key findings of the research cover five areas, namely; policies and programs on return and reintegration, current gender competence in return and reintegration, partnerships and technical cooperation management in return and reintegration, and accountabilities in gender return and reintegration.
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The participatory action research on Return and Reintegration: Women’s participation and Gender-Responsive Interventions aims to address pertinent questions surrounding gender-responsive intervention on return and reintegration. UN Women capacitated the research team of Atikha Inc. to assess its initiatives on reintegration, conduct a case study on migrant returnee and gender analysis, and identified good practice. The research is conducted in 2012 in the Philippines through focus groups discussion, workshops, and key informant interviews including the in-depth interviews of women migrant workers currently working in Italy and returnees. The research recommends various stakeholders to unite on the concept of a gender responsive comprehensive reintegration program and encourages the Philippine government to define its migration policies and recognize strategy role of gender-responsive reintegration program.
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In the Western Indian state of Gujarat, UN Women has funded an energy conversation programme in the districts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
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South Asia is home to around one fifth of the world’s population, making it both the most populous and densely populated geographical region in the world. In South Asia as a whole, women now live longer and are better educated.