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Policy brief and comments on mainstreaming gender/Women Migrant Workers issues into the National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training Development of Viet Nam (2021-2030)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Safe and Fair Project, in particular, focuses on addressing the needs of women especially women migrant workers and women in informal employment in this policy document while advocacy interventions of the G20 project target other marginalized groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minority groups. The interventions on gender equality, gender and labour migration are in line with Viet Nam’s commitments on these issues through ratification of International Labour Standards, UN CEDAW and at ASEAN level (ASEAN Consensus, ASEAN Declaration on Ending violence against women among others).

Comprehensive Relief Package

Monday, June 28, 2021

As Nepal grapples with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of people in Nepal have been drastically impacted. The most severe consequences are being borne by women, as well as vulnerable and excluded groups. To respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO) has developed a comprehensive relief package to support women from excluded groups in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Responsive Ceasefires and Ceasefire Agreements

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Globally, women have long been at the frontlines of conflict and crisis, often leading and participating in negotiations with parties in conflict to arrive at truce and ceasefire modalities. Yet often, women’s expertise and priorities are excluded from formal ceasefire agreements and monitoring mechanisms. This exclusion is informed by the assumption that discussion on ceasefire requires technical knowledge on military skills.

Nepal’s Gender-Based Violence and Gender Equality Funds: The Path to Effective Implementation

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The policy brief, Nepal’s Gender-Based Violence and Gender Equality Funds: The Path to Effective Implementation, provides targeted recommendations to the Government of Nepal (GoN), civil society, and other key actors for the effective implementation of Nepal’s gender-based violence (GBV) and gender equality (GE) funds in a federal context.

Together for Equality

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Investment in preventing violence is key for gender equality and is the work toward a future that is free of violence where women and girls can realize their full potential. With the Generous funding from KOICA, “Together for Equality" is a four years USD 7.7 million joint UN Project in support of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan led by SEII, involving UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, and IOM.

WA2J Quarterly Brief issue 1 (2021)

Monday, May 17, 2021

The programme Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment aims to make justice accessible for women by strengthen the formal justice system and to create an enabling environment for justice seekers by working with CSOs, women human rights defenders, and community-based justice mechanisms.

Eliminating online hate speech to secure women’s political participation

Monday, April 12, 2021

In Asia and the Pacific, women experience significant barriers to participating in public and political life. Due to economic, social and cultural factors, women’s political representation in the region remains comparatively low, and the COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating pre-existing obstacles for women’s public engagement. A direct threat to women’s political participation is online hate speech and misogyny.

Gender Alert on Fire in Kutapalong and Balukali Camps

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On the afternoon of March 22, 2021, a massive fire broke out in the Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The fire quickly spread across three camps consuming shelters and personal belongings of refugees as well as essential facilities such as hospitals, primary health facilities, learning centers, and women friendly spaces in the camps.

Remote Service Provision for Women Migrant Workers at Risk or Subject to Violence

Monday, April 5, 2021

This brief provides guidance on the provision of remote services to women migrant workers who are at risk of, or subjected to violence. The brief is based on international principles and standards of service provision for women survivors of violence , together with emerging practice and knowledge on how these can be delivered remotely. The brief complements the 16 Essentials for Quality Multisectoral Service Provision to Women Migrant Workers Subject to Violence .

Supporting the recovery of women entrepreneurs and women’s micro, small, medium enterprises from the impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Monday, April 5, 2021

The policy brief highlights the key barriers that women entrepreneurs and MSMEs are facing in Bangladesh; and how the overall situation deteriorated further due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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