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UN Women Asia and the Pacific | Beijing+25 Newsletter

Friday, August 16, 2019

Adopted in 1995 by 189 countries, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is considered the foundational document for international agreements on gender equality. Twenty-five years later, governments, civil society, and activists are coming together to review the implementation of this agenda. This newsletter highlights the voices and stories behind the Beijing movement in Asia and the Pacific.

Gender Considerations in Preventing Violent Extremism: Perspectives from Women’s Groups and Civil Society in the Philippines

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

[Policy Brief] In early 2019, UN Women in the Philippines convened conversations with a total of 32 male and female community peace advocates from women’s groups and civil society organizations. These leaders, from around the Bangsamoro, provided their perspectives on violent extremism and their recommendations for strengthening gender considerations as a method for preventing violent conflict going forward.

UN Women In Bangladesh

Monday, August 5, 2019

UN Women in Bangladesh works to promote gender equality in all spheres- political, economic and social - through four priority areas: promoting women's income security, decent work and economic autonomy; ending violence against women and girls; sustainable peace and resilience, and humanitarian action; and making gender equality a key part of national development planning and budget allocation.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers' rights and opportunities through the SDGs

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Women make up almost half of migrants in the ASEAN region. They are largely concentrated in informal, low paid labour including in agriculture, manufacturing, domestic work, construction and entertainment. Irregular migrants and migrant domestic workers are at particular risk of violence, forced labour and trafficking due to their status and isolation. The Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutes) aim to address problems facing women migrant workers. This brief analyzed how ensuring safe and migration for women migrant workers can contribute to achieving the SDG goals and how the Safe and Fair Programme will respond to the issue.

16 Essentials for Quality Multisectoral Service Provision to Women Migrant Workers Subject to Violence

Thursday, July 18, 2019

“ Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) ” is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. The programme is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, and aims to reduce women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking and increase their access to coordinated and responsive quality services.

Implementing Gender Provisions: National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Philippines

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This publication was commissioned by UN Women as part of the programme Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities, funded generously by the Government of Japan. This guide has been designed to be used as a resource to help ensure gender-sensitive and gender-responsive implementation of the Philippine National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE). It is intended for use by the stakeholders identified in the NAP P/CVE, including government agencies, religious leaders, members of civil society, and nongovernment organisations.

Manual on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Gender Responsive Budgeting

Friday, July 5, 2019

To strengthens capacities of class II and class III officers of the federal government, a manual on Gender Equality Social Inclusion (GESI) and Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) was developed by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) in collaboration with, and with technical support from, UN Women. The manual is the first of its kind, as it brings together two distinct concepts of GRB and GESI and demonstrates how GRB can be used as a tool for advancing GESI.

Updates from UN Women Cox ’s bazar | April–June 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

In this edition; (*) Training of Trainers (TOT) on ‘Rohingya Refugee Women's Empowerment, Participation and Leadership’ conducted for humanitarian actors (*) Bangladesh Police and key stakeholders sensitized on how to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases (*) Rohingya and Bangladeshi women celebrate Ramadan together in solidarity (*) and much more...

Guidelines for the Promotion and Implementation of Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Socio-Economic Development Programme for the Most Disadvantaged Communes in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas (Programme 135)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

This publication has been developed within the framework of the project entitled Empowerment of Ethnic Minority Women and Girls Through Gender Responsive Budgeting Policies And Programmes, as a project between the Department of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women with financial support from Irish Aid in Viet Nam.

POLICY BRIEF: The rights of women migrant domestic workers | Gender-responsive employment contracts

Friday, June 21, 2019

This document aims to inform Sri Lanka’s national policy on the protection of rights of women migrant domestic workers. Guided by normative commitments and international standards on gender equality and migrant labour rights, the document captures the concerns of a diverse set of stakeholders, including government officials, civil society representatives, and the most marginalized women migrant domestic workers.

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