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Public statement by civil society: Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counter-terrorism

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

More than 140 civil society representatives and gender equality advocates from 43 countries across the world participated in the consultation, including from Asia and the Pacific. The views and recommendations from participants were summarized and gathered into a public statement developed by civil society members.

Civil society’s voices on violent extremism and counter-terrorism responses

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

From the global Digital consultation on “Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses” UN Women commissioned a set of regional papers to identify specific views and recommendations, in addition to those captured in the Public Statement. The present paper focuses on Asia and the Pacific and the contributions of participants from countries in the region.

The minimization of child marriage and consanguineous marriage in ethnic minority areas - 2015-2025

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The review report of the 5-year implementation of the Scheme “The minimization of child marriage and consanguineous marriage in Ethnic minority areas” will focus on reviewing the outcomes achieved in the period 2015-2020 in line with the key objectives and tasks; identifying advantages, difficulties and challenges in implementing the Scheme; drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to continue with effective implementation of the Scheme in the period 2021-2025.

WEPs Transparency and Accountability Framework: Creating Transparency on Gender Equality to Transform Business

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Businesses have a critical role in enacting policies that support women’s economic empowerment and ensuring these efforts are measured, reported and aligned to areas that have the greatest impact.

Women’s Safety Audit in Public Places

Friday, March 5, 2021

UN Women Pakistan, with Aurat Foundation as research partner, and in collaboration with key government and civil society partners, conducted a Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) in 5 cities across Pakistan, including Karachi, Dadu, Khairpur, Quetta and Rawalpindi, in order to better understand the status of women’s access to safe public spaces. Rigorous data analysis based on robust tools and methodology, collection of empirical evidence and comprehensive statistical examination was done to deduce findings of this important report in order to ensure the results are reached in a scientific manner and the recommendations are both pragmatic and effective.

Review and Analysis of Women's Economic Empowerment Policies and Programmes in India

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In 2010, UN Women and UN Global Compact Network developed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Forged through an international multi-stakeholder consultative process, the WEPs provide a “gender lens” through which business can analyse current initiatives, benchmarks and reporting practices. Informed by real-life business practices, the Principles help companies tailor existing policies and practices – or establish needed new ones – to realize women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and communities.

Standing Up to the Challenge: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, February 8, 2021

Case studies in this report provide entry points and lessons learned on how to adapt programming and integrate women and girls in the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

The Long Road to Equality: Taking stock of the situation of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific for Beijing+25, A synthesis report

Friday, December 18, 2020

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, and this report takes stock of the progress that has been made since by member States to realize women’s and girls’ rights. It reflects a synthesis of member State actions to implement the Beijing Platform for Action and identifies areas where significant progress has been made on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Online violence against women in Asia

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

[A MULTICOUNTRY STUDY] This study on ICT VAWG was conducted from July to December 2019 in five Asian countries: India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea. In each country, the research looked at the manifestations of ICT VAWG, the measures (legislation, policies and programmes) taken by States and ICT intermediaries to both prevent and respond to it, and perceptions of civil society organizations (CSOs).

Women and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan Post-2001: Analyses and Lessons Learned

Monday, December 7, 2020

In contemporary peacebuilding missions, such as that in Afghanistan, local ownership has been framed as the extent to which domestic actors control the design and implementation of the processes. What happens when local actors are not involved in its design? What happens when they begin to oppose it? And how much of the achievements under liberal frameworks and institutions are self-sustainable when international peacebuilders leave?

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