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“Participating in the Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme has made me confident,” says Bulbul Akter, 24, a seamstress, turkey farmer and community outreach volunteer from Ukhiya Cox’s Bazar. “Now, I am known to my relatives and neighbours as a self-reliant woman. I am contributing to my family and the wider community, and I can support my daughter’s studies. I have requested that my two sisters also enrol in this programme.”
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This book is a compendium consolidating 8 good practices from ASEAN member states, organized along the four Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 priorities of understanding disaster risk, strengthening risk governance, investing in DRR for resilience, and enhancing disaster preparedness for building back better.
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Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, the EmPower project aims to contribute to the implementation of climate change and disaster risk reduction actions in Asia and the Pacific that address the key drivers of gender-based vulnerabilities while enhancing human rights.
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UN Women Indonesia rolled out the project from June 2020 through May 2021. At the end of the project, 610 women benefited from the cash-based interventions, 100 women received advocacy and leadership training, and more than 100 individuals received knowledge on coordinated quality services to better support and empower women's migrant workers. In addition, 11 women’s crisis centers and shelters across the country were supported to ensure that services for women’s survivors of violence could continue during the pandemic.
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The current conflict and political uncertainty in Afghanistan has clear gendered impacts. Restrictive gender norms and harmful practices are being exacerbated. Women and girls are at risk of further marginalization and being left behind. It is critical that women’s voices continue to be consulted, amplified and inform humanitarian decision-making through their participation in humanitarian assessments. Given the current circumstances.
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The World Economic Forum says that at the current rate of change, it will take 108 years to close the overall gender gap and 202 years to bring parity in the workplace. India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world and a majority of women work in the informal sector.
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The “UN Women impact stories series”, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across Asia and the Pacific, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment because that is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, and provider of programmes.
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An equal and inclusive society demands inclusion of voices from all paths. The checklist, ‘Diversity in Dialogue’ includes detailed steps to help organizers and panelists to ensure multiple arguments, expertise and inclusion in public forums. UN Nepal’s Gender Theme Group collaborated with International Development Partners – Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Group to develop the checklist. UN in Nepal and more than 17 International Development Partners have signed the pledge. Let’s make a conscious choice today to promote inclusive representation.
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Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.
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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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The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global pandemic with the novel strain of Corona virus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) on 11 March 2020. In Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced an acute respiratory infection caused by a new strain of Corona virus (on February 20, 2020). The Government, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Public Security and other ministries, sectors and provinces have made great efforts to prevent and minimise the spread of the disease.
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Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies. This is due to factors such as their lack of access to effective surveillance and early-warning systems, and health services. The COVID-19 outbreak is predicted to have significant impacts on various sectors.
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This is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific.Despite recent strides towards ensuring the safety and enjoyment of equal rights by LGBTIQ+ persons in the Asia-Pacific region, persistent and sizeable obstacles to inclusion remain, including harmful legal frameworks and religious, cultural, and societal stigmas which, when combined...
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This is the third compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific. On the following pages, we highlight examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters. During the high-level leaders’ roundtable session on “Women and Girls: Catalyzing Action to Achieve...
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This publication aims to add to the remittances for development discourse, as an input into policy, programme and services development. It offers information and sex-disaggregated data on remittance flows, patterns, recognizing the differences between women and men as senders and recipients of remittances.
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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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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.