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Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XI: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Economic Empowerment – Women Entrepreneurship and Beyond

Thursday, July 2, 2020

This alert builds upon the fourth alert on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan. This alert provides a closer examination of the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Afghanistan and the potential impact of COVID-19 on the future of women’s entrepreneurship.

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. 

United Nations in China Annual Report 2019

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The 2019 Annual Report of the United Nations in China highlights results and impacts in the following priority areas; poverty reduction and equitable development, improved and sustainable environment, enhanced global engagement with an emphasis on cross-cutting areas such as gender equality, and leaving no one behind.

Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN

Monday, June 8, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in the ASEAN region have implemented measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic, including lockdowns, quarantines, and border closures.

UN Women Timor Leste Quarterly Newsletter | January - March 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Timor-Leste’s recent history is full of stories of women who have made a significant contribution to building the nation. Women played various roles during the struggle for independence and participated in politics and state-building soon after independence.

UN Women Asia and the Pacific Newsletter 2020 Vol1

Friday, May 15, 2020

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool

Friday, May 15, 2020

Building on the seven Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), this tool will enable companies to assess their COVID-19 response and ensure they are supporting women during and beyond the crisis while safeguarding existing progress on women’s economic empowerment with both short-term and long-term actions.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue IV: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Burden of Care and Unpaid Domestic Labor

Friday, May 15, 2020

This alert focuses on the implications of COVID-19 on the already high burden of care and unpaid domestic labor responsibilities that women experience in Afghanistan.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Unpaid Care and Domestic Work in Afghanistan: Insights from the Afghanistan Time Use Survey

Thursday, May 14, 2020

UN Women in Afghanistan partnered with Afghans for Afghanistan’s Development (AFAD) Organization to undertake the Afghanistan Time Use Survey. This is the first Time Use Survey conducted in Afghanistan. The objective of the survey was to measure the amount of average time men and women spend on various activities within a 24-hour timeframe.

Independent report: 25 year-implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Viet Nam from perspective of the youth in Viet Nam

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The independent report was developed by a group of 20 Vietnamese young people with technical and financial support from the UN Women Viet Nam Country Office.

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