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Gender snapshot 3: COVID-19 in the Philippines

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Philippines remains gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in South East Asia, and the second highest number of COVID-19 related deaths. This third Gender Snapshot from UN Women Philippines captures the situation of women and girls in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic from the period of June to July 2020. Protection from gender-based violence, and threats to the safety of LGBTIQ...

Closing the Funding Gap for Women-Focused Organizations Responding to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disproportionate impact on women and girls has been severe across the region. As previously highlighted in a regional analysis, the pandemic has particularly affected women and girls by exacerbating burdens of unpaid care work, increasing risks of gender-based violence (GBV), impacting livelihoods of women disproportionately especially in the informal sector, and reducing access to sexual and reproductive health.

Updates from UN Women Cox’s Bazar | April - June 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

In this edition; (*) UN Women and Rohingya women at the frontline of COVID-19 response (*) Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya (*) UN Women and UNHCR sign an MOU on strengthening gender-responsive site management in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar and more...

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam: Gender Equality in Transport

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Transport is one of the most important elements of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Women’s opportunities to access paid work are reduced when there is poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure.

ACTION BRIEF: UN Women Asia and the Pacific and COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, UN Women has played a central part in setting a course for Asia and the Pacific to make gender equality and women’s empowerment central to the pandemic response.

South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, July 13, 2020

This evidence brief summarises the key findings from the South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati, which was carried out in early 2019, and aims to make the research findings freely available and accessible to audiences beyond the programme.

Webinar Report on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Bangladesh

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Around 150 people from diverse background attended a virtual discussion on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 organized by UN Women on 19 May 2020. In the live webinar session, the experts discussed about the Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) findings which UN Women conducted recently with contributions from the GiHA member agencies-

ACTION BRIEF: Women Human Rights Defenders: Women, Peace & Security and COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, July 6, 2020

This brief explores key ways that the work of WHRDs has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and how countries can ensure the work of WHRDs is recognized and protected during this time.

IN BRIEF: Covid-19, Women, and Prisons: Early Release and Non-Custodial Sentences for Women as an Effective Means to Reduce Covid-19 in Prison Populations

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the dire situation of overcrowded prisons and triggered discussions about alternative sanctions that effectively reduces crime rates and recidivism while ensuring health and safety of the prison population.

ACTION BRIEF: Beyond the Lockdowns: Women, Peace & Security and COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Women, Peace and Security agenda provides a framework through which to elevate women’s participation and priorities to create sustainable recovery that is gender-inclusive and promotes peaceful societies. This brief provides an overview of the gendered peace and security considerations in the next phase of COVID-19 response, and recommendations for all actors involved.

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