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This alert focuses on a pillar of the women, peace and security agenda of particular relevance in Afghanistan today – participation. Specifically, the alert engages stakeholders on how to collectively ensure women’s meaningful participation in an intra-Afghan peace process.
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This alert provides guidance for service providers operating during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to safely provide critical services to survivors of violence against women and girls. It highlights the need for service providers to implement strict measures to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 spreading to be able to continue to operate safely and maintain services that are essential for survivors of violence.
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This alert focuses on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan.
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UN Women in Afghanistan partnered with Afghans for Afghanistan’s Development (AFAD) Organization to undertake the Afghanistan Time Use Survey. This is the first Time Use Survey conducted in Afghanistan. The objective of the survey was to measure the amount of average time men and women spend on various activities within a 24-hour timeframe.
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This alert focuses on the implications of COVID-19 from a women, peace and security (WPS) perspective. It highlights the urgent need to ensure the continued implementation of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2019-2021), as well as how its implementation can contribute to long-term responses to COVID-19 that promote gender equality.
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UN Women Afghanistan issues this alert, as a preliminary outline of gender specific considerations of the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan of the impact of COVID-19.
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An overview of the level of violence that women and girls face in Afghanistan, including local context, statistics and recommendations for work that needs to take place to end such violence.
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Addressing the need for the ensuring gender responsiveness of the legislation in Afghanistan is one of the important aspects of efforts to ensure gender equality. Over the last several years the efforts to improve legislation from gender perspective has been successful however still there is a number of issues that needs to be addressed. Issues including age of marriage, forced marriage, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment are among are still among the controversial issues that should be...
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While disasters do not discriminate, women, men, girls and boys experience their impacts differently. In Nepal, women, in particular single women, female-headed households, women with disabilities and older women, are reporting discrimination in access to relief and information. Men are experiencing higher levels of stress due to their inability to fulfill their traditional gender role as family providers, leading to a reported increase in substance abuse and other risky behaviours...
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This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these. The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and...
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This kit brings together five issue papers on GBV, based on research undertaken in 2012 and 2013 in Viet Nam. These studies deepen the understanding of masculinity norms, a critical driver of GBV; the consequences of GBV; and the challenges in addressing some forms of GBV. The issue papers together present new evidence to inform and strengthen policy and programmatic responses to GBV. The intended users of this kit are first and foremost policy makers and programme practitioners, as well as...
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In 2006, the National Assembly passed the Gender Equality Law and in 2007 the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control was passed. MOLISA is designated as the State management agency responsible for gender equality and MOCST is the State management agency responsible for the prevention and control of domestic violence.
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The study findings together with key recommendations represent a valuable contribution to ending violence against women so that all Vietnamese women and children can enjoy a happy, safe and harmonious family life...
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This fact sheet summarizes the paper “Gender-based violence” prepared by the UN in Viet Nam. It looks at the socio-economic and cultural context of gender-based violence in Viet Nam, as well as the legislative and policy context. The fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges in preventing and addressing gender-based violence and finally lists a number of recommendations.
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The 2008-2009 financial crisis caused a global economic recession. In response Vietnam, along with many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, implemented an economic stimulus package (ESP). This paper considers the gender implications of such stimulus packages to improve eventual outcomes, not just in terms of rights but also in terms of economic efficiency and productivity. We look, firstly, at how financial crises – and government responses – have different consequences for men...