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Building an equal and a just society requires inclusion of all voices and representation from all walks of life. It entails giving people from diverse and marginalized backgrounds an opportunity to be heard. Women, youth, marginalized communities, people with disabilities, and sexual minorities continue to be underrepresented in public forums, events, and webinars. We must recognize different expertise and experiences in our society, including differing views.
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These statistics set the tone for a series of conversations jointly hosted by UN Women and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka, in the broader context of COVID-19 and the parallel worsening of gender equality. In the course of the six discussions – each based on the thematic focus areas of the Generation Equality Forum – experts and activists repeatedly highlighted three underlying problems in relation to gender equality and women’s rights in Sri Lanka.
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Before, during and after disasters and conflicts, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) experience discrimination, violence and exclusion. This report explores what inclusion truly means according to key frameworks and tools in the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction systems. At the same time, it serves to identify gaps within these systems and generate a clearer understanding of how and why these gaps exist.
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The infographic was based on a policy research “Leveraging Digitalization to cope with COVID-19: An Indonesia case study on women-owned micro and small businesses” by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI).
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The infographic was based on the survey on the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and men launched through SMS messages via Indosat Ooredoo mobile network, during April and July 2020 to collect data from randomly selected cellphone users with a link to a web-based survey. The report “Counting the Costs of COVID-19: Assessing the Impact on Gender and the Achievement of the SDGs in Indonesia” reveals how COVID-19 is exposing women’s vulnerabilities to...
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Women are paid less than men globally, with the gender pay gap estimated at 16 percent. Women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn for work of equal value – with an even wider gap for women with children. These discrepancies in pay have negative consequences for women and their families - a situation that is exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Having been the first region to face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, markets and businesses in Asia-Pacific are now showing early signs of revival and leading the way towards a new economic reality. But until more progress is made, the positive developments in closing the gender gap could come under pressure. Despite a growing number of resources made available to develop women’s entrepreneurship, gender inequalities still exist. 
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The infographics examine the progress made and challenges faced in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Asia and the Pacific 25 years after its adoption.
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Over several years, UN Women has accompanied CSAGA in many women rights advocacy activities. In 2017, we decided to incorporate the prevention of sexual violence against women and girls as one of the main contents of the 16 Days campaign to end violence against women and girls, starting from International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 th November) to International Human Rights Day (10 th December). A key activity in 2017 was the exhibition titled "Portraits of the...
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The Sustainable Development Goals are the globally agreed goals guiding the new development agenda towards 2030. Gender is mainstreamed throughout the 17 SDGs while Goal 5 specifically calls on states to: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
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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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To improve the legal framework for better promotion and protection of the rights of Cambodian women migrant workers, UN Women held several workshops for representatives from Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MOLVT), and representatives from Malaysian embassy. The inputs and recommendations from the workshops resulted in successful development of The Sample Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia (MOU) on the recruitment and placement of Cambodian domestic workers and the development of employment contract between Malaysian Employer and Cambodian domestic worker.
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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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This is the report of an independent evaluation jointly conducted by the UN Women South Asia sub-regional office and SAARC in 2011-2012.
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The literature on Pacific Island markets and market traders is scattered across many academic disciplines and development project reports. This review and annotated bibliography unites these diverse sources to reveal a number of commonalities shared by women market traders.
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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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A publication that documents the success of a joint project between UNIFEM and Indian Railways. Photographs and videos depict the railway community in Vijayawada, India, and the efforts of peer counselors to bring awareness on gender, sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS.
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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.
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A resource package that contains technical papers presented at the Fifth South Asia Regional Ministerial Conference – Celebrating Beijing Plus Ten