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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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The policy brief was developed based on the results of the Survey on the Socio-Economic Situation of 53 Ethnic Minority Group in Viet Nam in 2019 and other recent research results related to ethnic minority issues in Viet Nam. The policy brief aims to support the process of formulating and implementing policy for ethnic minority areas, contributing to an effective and comprehensive promotion of gender equality in ethnic minority areas as Viet Nam.
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The Safe and Fair Project, in particular, focuses on addressing the needs of women especially women migrant workers and women in informal employment in this policy document while advocacy interventions of the G20 project target other marginalized groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minority groups. The interventions on gender equality, gender and labour migration are in line with Viet Nam’s commitments on these issues through ratification of International Labour Standards, UN CEDAW and at ASEAN level (ASEAN Consensus, ASEAN Declaration on Ending violence against women among others).
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Investment in preventing violence is key for gender equality and is the work toward a future that is free of violence where women and girls can realize their full potential. With the Generous funding from KOICA, “Together for Equality" is a four years USD 7.7 million joint UN Project in support of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan led by SEII, involving UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, and IOM.
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Along with the Timor-Leste government’s effort in advancing the agenda of NAP 1325 in UNSCR on Women, Peace and Security, there has been an escalation on the number of women’s participation in the decision making and peace building role started from the community, up to the institutional level.
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Transport is one of the most important elements of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Women’s opportunities to access paid work are reduced when there is poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure.
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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.
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Women and girls’ immediate and long-term needs must be addressed and integrated into Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 response, in order to ensure both women’s access to services and human rights, and to enable women to contribute to shaping the response.
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Following years of advocacy by women’s organizations and civil society in Timor-Leste, there is greater attention from government institutions and the general public to the issue of sexual harassment. As part of UN Women’s partnership with the Civil Service Commission to address sexual harassment in the Public Administration, this poster was developed in collaboration with the JU’S, and illustrates various forms of sexual harassment behaviours.
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“Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) ” is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. The programme is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, and aims to reduce women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking and increase their access to coordinated and responsive quality services.
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Connect with Respect is a curriculum tool to assist teachers across the Asia-Pacific region. It is based on evidence around violence prevention, changing gender norms and school-based interventions in the region and beyond. UN Women is working in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education and three selected schools in Dili to adapt the Connect with Respect Toolkit for extra-curricular educational programming in the Timorese context, complementing the existing curriculum. The project...
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From 2017-2018, with support from the Government of Japan, UN Women Timor-Leste has conducted a training on ‘Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality’, covering 48 hours of individual and group skills-building spread across a 12-month period. Through the initiative, 40 participants from Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), the National Police of Timor-Leste, and the National Women’s Network Rede Feto have gained knowledge...
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Timor-Leste had achieved significant progress in promoting gender equality since its independence in 2002. Building on progress made and challenges identified to achieving targets in Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals, these 20 actions can help the Timor-Leste reach key targets in the four strategic sectors by 2022...
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ADVOCACY BRIEF | The government of Viet Nam is committed to ensuring a woman’s right to life withdignity, including the right to live free from violence and the fear of violence andadvancing her access to justice when such rights are violated. The Ministry ofJustice, with support of UN Women, has undertaken various researches in orderto get a better picture of the realities women face when seeking protection andjustice in Viet Nam. Their findings and recommendations, along with...
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Between June 2013 and December 2016, UN Women Timor-Leste implemented the project “Institutional Strengthening for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Timor-Leste”, generously funded by the Governmentof Norway with a budget of USD $1.8 million. The Evaluation Brief features results, lessons learned and recommendations from the project, in which UN Women supported the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to demonstrate increased accountability for the...
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The gender gap among ethnic minorities and between ethnic minorities and the Kinh (the largest group) is wide and persistent, especially in regards to education and health. Ethnic minorities are disadvantaged compared to the majority of the population in terms of education and employment, mobility, access to financial services, productive resources such as land, and access to market due to stereotypes and other cultural barriers. Among ethnic minority people, women and girls are the most...
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With a population of 13.4 million, Cambodia is one of the most populous countries in Southeast Asia, and also one of the poorest. 80 per cent of the population is rural, and an estimated one-third of Cambodians still live below the poverty line. i After decades of civil war, the country emerged from conflict in the early 1990s, and the reconstruction phase has seen some economic growth, as well as improvements in overall...