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Thursday, July 2, 2020
This alert builds upon the fourth alert on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan. This alert provides a closer examination of the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Afghanistan and the potential impact of COVID-19 on the future of women’s entrepreneurship.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The Gender Equality Update 19 focuses on women’s leadership in Nepal the context of COVID-19 response. It aims to bring forth the voices and highlights the emerging issues from women mayors and deputy mayors.
Friday, June 26, 2020
UN Women and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), with contributions from Human Rights Watch (HRW), jointly issue this tenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities in Afghanistan.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
This alert focuses on women’s access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. It shows how COVID-19 is negatively impacting women’s health and access to healthcare due to the disproportionate role of women and girls in responding to the crisis and pre-existing gender inequalities and rigid gender roles, in addition to already limited access to health care for women and girls in Afghanistan and fear of contracting the virus.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on internally displaced women and girls. Specifically, on how women’s human rights, including safety, freedom of movement and access to essential services are affected by the pandemic. It further highlights how Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and families, especially those headed by women are affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. The alert also provides recommendations to humanitarian partners on how to effectively provide...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Gender Equality Update 18 brings out the voices of youth in Nepal on migration, livelihood, sexual and reproductive health, women’s leadership and engaging men and boys.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Gender Equality Update 17 looks into how COVID-19 has impacted the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal, and highlights the emerging issues and recommendations from victims groups and civil society organisations.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Timor-Leste’s recent history is full of stories of women who have made a significant contribution to building the nation. Women played various roles during the struggle for independence and participated in politics and state-building soon after independence.
Friday, May 15, 2020
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
In this edition:  Bangladesh Police officials trained on Gender-based violence response and prevention  Second women and children help desk inaugurated in Camp 9  Yasmin Ara, a Rohingya refugee from Camp 18  16 Days of Activism in Cox's Bazar  and other updates...