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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.

Women innovators create solutions to stem COVID-19 in India

Monday, March 15, 2021

Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.

Pacific Partnership Country Summaries

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Pacific region has some of the highest rates of violence against women recorded in the world – twice the global average with an estimated two in every three Pacific women impacted by gender-based violence.

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.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, January 18, 2021

On 29 November 2020- International Women Human Rights Defender’s Day, survivors of gender-based violence shared their experiences at the grounds of Tarango. It is the shelter home and safe space for women and girls located in Mirpur of Dhaka. The event allowed scope for dialogue with the community on the many issues faced by women and girls incessantly.

How the Pandemic Gave Rise to an Unlikely Dream for an Internally Displaced Woman in Kachin State in Myanmar

Thursday, January 7, 2021

This document details how the work of Htoi Gender and Development Foundation has been crucial in sustaining the livelihoods of the women in camps of internationally displaced people in Kachin State and supporting the economic empowerment of the most vulnerable women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Equality Update 25

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The purpose of the Gender Equality Update # 25 is to facilitate a multi-level and multi-sectoral approach through recommendations for humanitarian and development actors responding to COVID-19 to address harmful practices specific to Nepal.

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