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Gender Equality Update 19: Women's Leadership in COVID-19

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 19 focuses on women’s leadership in Nepal the context of COVID-19 response. It aims to bring forth the voices and highlights the emerging issues from women mayors and deputy mayors.

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.

Rapid Assessment: Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Civil Society Organizations

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia and the Pacific play a critical role in understanding, promoting and meeting the needs of women and girls on a variety of socioeconomic issues, including violence against women (VAW), migration, trafficking, heath and displacement.

Honour in Transition: Changing gender norms among the Rohingya

Sunday, June 21, 2020

UN Women and IOM in Cox’s Bazar partnered to conduct this research which presents a critical exploration of gendered social norms among the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar and concludes with key reflections and guiding questions for practitioners working in response interventions in Cox’s Bazar to improve programmes with respect to sensitivity surrounding social norms.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue IX: Women’s Access to Health Care During COVID-19 Times

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This alert focuses on women’s access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. It shows how COVID-19 is negatively impacting women’s health and access to healthcare due to the disproportionate role of women and girls in responding to the crisis and pre-existing gender inequalities and rigid gender roles, in addition to already limited access to health care for women and girls in Afghanistan and fear of contracting the virus.

Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Amphan

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This Rapid Gender Analysis looks at identifying the impacts of cyclone Amphan based on the socio-economic condition and geographical locations of affected populations, which would provide the foundation for Amphan response planning.

Gendered dimensions of COVID-19 in the Philippines

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Philippines is among the worst affected countries in the South East Asian region in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – it has experienced the highest number of new confirmed cases per day, second highest number of deaths, and third highest rate of infection.

Gender Equality Update 17

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 17 looks into how COVID-19 has impacted the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal, and highlights the emerging issues and recommendations from victims groups and civil society organisations.

UN Women Indonesia COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In Indonesia, women make up the majority of frontline healthcare professionals and community health workers. At home, women also play important roles as caregivers for children, the sick, and elderly members of their families.

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