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#SecondChanceIndia | Anju Salvi

Monday, October 12, 2020

In 2018, UN Women initiated the development of a Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) programme that would provide marginalized women who have lost out on education with pathways to employment through a tailored learn-to-earn approach. Despite the increasing investments in access to quality education and specifically girls’ education, half a billion women are still illiterate worldwide.

3 Women Talk on Equality in the Workplace

Monday, October 5, 2020

What are the challenges faced by women in the workplace? What do they say to encourage private sectors to contribute to women empowerment? Watch UN Women Indonesia's newest collaboration video with Kumparan.com: "3 Women Talk on Equality in the Workplace." If your organization is committed to gender equality, then it’s time that you’re acknowledged for it! Apply for the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards today! www.asiapacificwepsawards.org Organised by WeEmpowerAsia.

Women's meaningful participation contributes to lasting peace | Indonesia

Monday, October 5, 2020

Hear from Indonesian women peacekeepers in Lebanon about their inspiring work & role of women in peacekeeping.

What is WeEmpowerAsia?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, aims to catalyze action for gender equality and women’s full and equal participation in the economy whilst creating a more gender-inclusive trade ecosystem between Asia and Europe. The program is active in 7 countries of Asia, namely China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand. Learn more about WeEmpowerAsia: http://weempowerasia.org.

Asia -Pacific Virtual Expert Group Meeting - Day 2

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Asia-Pacific Virtual Expert Group Meeting: Implementing Beijing+25 Commitments in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Day 2 (16 September 2020)

Asia-Pacific Virtual Expert Group Meeting - Day 1

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Asia-Pacific Virtual Expert Group Meeting: Implementing Beijing+25 Commitments in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic- Day 1 (15 September 2020)

Influencing the Finance for Development process during COVID-19

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

To ensure that women and girls are not left behind in the fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, influencing the Financing for the Development process is a key priority for UN Women. In short, UN Women is working towards bringing gender equality and the financing for development agendas together. With the roll-out of global, national, and regional socio-economic-packages to mitigate impacts of the pandemic, it is vital that a gender lens is applied to these to ensure women are at the centre...

"Equality Means Business" Forum highlights video

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Twenty-one business leaders in Viet Nam joining the "Equality Means Business" forum on August 18, 2020 co-hosted by WeEmpowerAsia Viet Nam have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as they charted the next steps to achieve gender equality. On the day of the signing, there were 3,358 WEPs signatories worldwide, of which 67 were in Viet Nam including the 21 new signatories that had signed on at the event. UN Women works to promote women in the private...

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and Europe

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical role of collaboration in creating gender-inclusive ecosystems where women can emerge and thrive. As the European Union, UN Women and its partners Bopinc and The DO School highlight their commitment to helping more women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the World Entrepreneurs Day this year, two initiatives should be recognised for their remarkable progress in providing the space and tools these women need: the Entrepreneurship Accelerator and...

UN Women Fiji MCO 10th Anniv Pacific Feminist Dialogue Series – 1

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

For our first dialogue in the series, join Imrana Jalal – Chair, World Bank Inspection Panel, and Noelene Nabulivou – Political Adviser, DIVA for Equality Fiji and moderator, Sandra Bernklau – UN Women Fiji MCO Representative, in a feminist discussion on COVID-19: A feminist analysis of the post COVID-19 future for Pacific women and girls. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted women and girls through decreased economic livelihoods and increased violence. What is needed to recover? And can...

UN Women 2020 WEPs Awards Promo

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

If your organization is committed to gender equality, then it’s time that you’re acknowledged for it! Apply for the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards today! www.asiapacificwepsawards.org Organised by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union. #WeEmpowerAsia #WEPsAwards #WEPs10

Digital technology opens a window for rural women in Qinghai [1]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

UN Women programme beneficiaries learned to use digital technologies to promote their products. See more: https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2020/09/digital-technology-opens-a-window-for-rural-women-in-qinghai

Digital technology opens a window for rural women in Qinghai [2]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

UN Women programme beneficiaries learned to use digital technologies to promote their products. See more: https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2020/09/digital-technology-opens-a-window-for-rural-women-in-qinghai

WEPs Awards – Philippines Live Info Session 1

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

WeEmpowerAsia Philippines hosts its first information session on the UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards. Apply by September 25! For more: www.asiapacificwepsawards.org Organised by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union. #WeEmpowerAsia #WEPsAwards #WEPs10

Every Day is Women’s Day – Rohingya Women Speak Up

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Three years since the massive Rohingya influx began in August 2017, today there are over a million Rohingya in need of humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar, and over half of them are women and girls. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports have shown increases in all types of violence against women and girls. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a collective effort to stop it. Today we are sharing the voices and demands of Rohingya women and girls who...

Zander's Fun Facts

Thursday, August 27, 2020

This video leverages the popularity of Zander's Fun Facts, a Malaysian web-series starring comedian Harith Iskander and his son Zander, in order to highlight key findings of the UN Women, INTERPOL and UNODC report on women in law enforcement in the ASEAN region. Precocious Zander and his well-intentioned but rather bumbling Father educate viewers on the benefits of having more women in law enforcement. They are able to do so with a little help from two surprise guests who are Police officials...

The Famdemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in collaboration with Mythos Labs, partnered with five actors and comedians from across Asia to produce a comedy video to promote solidarity, understanding, and cohesion in communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine measures. The video entitled “The Famdemic” – starring Farhana Muna from Bangladesh, Naveen Richard from India, Harith Iskander from Malaysia, Haresh Tilani from Singapore, and Aerin Yuktadatta from Thailand –...

UN Women Asia-Pacific solidarity message on COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is impacting us all in different ways. However, for a large amount of the population in our region, particularly women and girls, COVID-19 represents additional trouble and risks. Naciri Mohammad, UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, shares a solidarity message with women in the region.

Statement on the response to COVID-19 in the Asia and Pacific Region

Thursday, April 9, 2020

In his statement, Mohammad Naciri, UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, calls for the specific needs of women and girls to be mainstreamed in the response to COVID-19 and explains how UN Women is leading by example in the region through its partnerships with governments, civil society, private sector companies, and other UN agencies. #COVID19 More info: https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/in-focus/gender-equality-in-covid-19-response

World Health Day: Interview with President of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council

Monday, April 6, 2020

While around the world, about 70 per cent of health and social service workers are women, in Thailand over 94 per cent of a total of 220,000 nurses and midwives are women taking roles that place them on the frontlines of the #COVID19 response. On #WorldHealthDay, we honour their work! Watch our interview with Associate Professor Dr. Tassana Boonthong, President of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council. Hear what you can do to support them. #WorldHealthDay

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