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Asia-Pacific Needs Assessment for More Gender-Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Highlights on Impacts from COVID-19 - Survey Findings Infographic (April 2020)

Friday, June 26, 2020

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. 

The First 100 Days of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Asia and the Pacific: A Gender Lens

Friday, April 17, 2020

This report presents a snapshot of the gender dimensions of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and captures promising practices for integrating gender in preparedness and response planning while proposing potential and entry points to mitigate the socio-economic impacts for women and girls in the region. It discusses the impacts and the potential way forward on issues including women, peace and security, gender and disaster risk reduction, ending violence against women and women’s economic empowerment.

Mapping progress on women’s rights in Nepal

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Constitution guarantees women's rights as a fundamental right, reaffirms the right to safe motherhood and reproductive health, education, health, employment, equal pay, social security and property rights and guarantees inclusion of women in all state bodies on the basis of principle of proportional inclusion. While legal frameworks provide solid ground for advancing the rights of women and marginalized groups, there are still challenges for translating legal equality into substantive equality for women and girls in Nepal.

COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies. This is due to factors such as their lack of access to effective surveillance and early-warning systems, and health services. The COVID-19 outbreak is predicted to have significant impacts on various sectors.

The gendered dynamics of trafficking in persons across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand

Friday, February 28, 2020

Trafficking is prevalent across the Greater Mekong subregion, yet the specific gendered experiences of those affected remain underexplored. Relatively little is known about the extent to which initiatives aimed at prevention, return and response and reintegration are gender-responsive. This report aims to fill these gaps. It brings together a wide-ranging literature and policy review and primary qualitative data to provide insights into how gender and trafficking intersect across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. It identifies a range of gaps and challenges and identifies priorities for future policy and programming.

Gender and Localization: Perspectives and Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This publication brings together the collective outcomes of both the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) Task Team on Localization regional consultation in Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, August 2019), and the Voice-Visibility-Influence Consultation (Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2019), with case studies presented at the events and submitted by Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group members.

Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Now, nearly a decade later, the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme (ILO) and Safe and Fair programme (ILO and UN Women) have conducted a similar survey of 4,099 nationals to track trends of attitudes in three of the above countries. One of the original four countries was changed, with the Republic of Korea replaced by Japan, given its emergence as an important destination country for low-skilled migrant workers in Asia. Certain questions from the first survey were repeated to allow for identification...

Essential Services Package for Women and Girls subject to Violence - The Baseline Assessment Report in Viet Nam

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Baseline Assessment Report - The Joint Program on Essential Services Package (ESP) for Women and Girls subject to Violence in Viet Nam was carried out to evaluate the knowledge and understandings of central and local governments as well as women and girls of the existing gender-based violence situations. Furthermore, the report identifies the factors for an enabling environment of ESP implementation and the gaps in current services (in the health, justice and police, social sectors and in the coordination mechanism and governance). It further helps identify needs, the existing capacity to meet those needs, unmet needs, and to establish goals and objectives for meeting the unmet needs.

Key Safety and Discrimination Issues to Consider in Local Marketplaces

Thursday, May 2, 2019

This report provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations from the rapid safety and discrimination assessments carried out in 22 market locations across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The assessments revealed challenges faced by women market vendors around their personal safety. Safe, accessible and inclusive work places are critical for women’s economic empowerment. The assessment results are meant to inform a range of Markets for Change (M4C) project stakeholders...

Addressing women’s unpaid work in India: Informing policy and practice from a global South perspective

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Since 2014, UN Women has played a significant role in convening diverse stakeholders to respond to and localize the emerging and new global paradigms on women’s unpaid work, with a special focus on Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A loose alliance called the Collective on Women’s Unpaid Work was formed to support the development of a common roadmap for policy and action, which included the recognition, reduction and redistribution of women’s unpaid work...

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