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Monday, February 22, 2021
In this edition: (*) 16 Days Activism Campaign : Orange the world: Engage, Act, Prevent Violence! (*) Hand Over the Mic to: Minara : Community outreach volunteer, Rohingya refugee (*) Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! – Closing Event for 16 Days of Activism to End Gender- Based Violence, Cox’s Bazar Campaign 2020. and more...
Thursday, January 14, 2021
This year the whole world was shaken by the unprecedented health and human crisis brought upon by COVID-19. Nationally as well as globally, it has been highlighted that COVID-19 has triggered a sharp increase in violence against women, particularly domestic violence, and in April the UN Secretary General called on UN Member States to step up efforts to address this “Shadow Pandemic”.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
This second edition of the newsletter, covering August - October, reflects our transit from an immediate rapid response to COVID-19, to a longer-term programmatic focus operating in the peace-development-humanitarian nexus. At this critical time, we worked with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure all COVID-19 hospitals and quarantine centers now have a separate room for women survivors of violence. We listened to our women’s rights activists on the ground and our call for ideas.
Friday, November 6, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nepal are closely monitoring and responding to the emerging health and socio-economic needs of communities on the ground. This Gender Equality Update focuses on the COVID-19 response of four CSOs and women’s networks that are part of the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA TT) chaired by UN Women. It highlights their valuable efforts to promote and protect the rights of the most excluded and vulnerable groups.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Welcome to the first issue of UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter, launched during one of the most difficult times for our team, our partners and the communities we serve. In this edition, UN Women Indonesia’s newsletter covering: - How women’s groups in Peace Villages across Java have been taking initiatives to assist each other during pandemic. - UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Prevention of Violence Information Materials...
Friday, September 18, 2020
The GE Update # 23 focuses on gendered impacts of the floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. On July 27, the Gender in Humanitarian Task Team (GiHA TT) organised a virtual meeting on monsoon response with women’s groups, civil society organisations and the Government of Nepal to understand the challenges and issues pertaining to this emergency and lessons learned from previous years.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In this edition, UN Women Timor-Leste’s newsletter covering: (*) GENDER AND COVID-19 (*) UN WOMEN TIMOR-LESTE IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 BY FOCUSING ON FIVE AREAS OF ACTION (*) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EQUALITY AND INCLUSION (SEII) SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UN WOMEN (*) EMPOWERING WOMEN IN (*) LEADERSHIP, ECONOMY AND SUSTAINING WEAVING CULTURE THROUGH WEAVERS’ NETWORK... and much more.
Monday, August 31, 2020
[COVID-19 Special Edition] We are launching our first quarterly newsletter at one of the most difficult times in modern history. This is COVID-19 special edition and covers UN Women’s response to COVID-19 in Afghanistan.
Monday, August 31, 2020
UN Women and UNFPA, with contributions from the UNAMA, the International Legal Foundation (ILF) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), issue this 14th 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 in prisons and detention settings, including girls in juvenile rehabilitation centers (JRCs).
Monday, August 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates power dynamics and makes communities more vulnerable to violence. To advocate for the protection of the vulnerable groups against the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the current context, the Gender Equality Update 21 highlights emerging issues on PSEA raised by INGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations during the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team meeting on June 25, and provides resources for organisations wanting to strengthen their prevention and reporting mechanisms.