Unlocking the full potential of women in the economy

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway called on leaders of the business community worldwide to put women at the heart of economic growth at the Business 20 (B20), the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community tasked with formulating policy recommendations to the G20 Presidency, organized in Bali, Indonesia from 13 to 14 November 2022. The 2022 B20 is organized by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce at the behest of the Government of Indonesia, which holds the current…

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Speak up to end Gender-Based Violence | Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Date: Monday, 28 November 2022

[Bangla with subtitle] In this 16 Days of Activism Campaign, UN Women Volunteers in the Rohingya Refugee Camp at Cox’s Bazar speak up to end violence against women and girls. In line with this year’s theme, UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls! UN Women observed 16 Days of Activism with other humanitarian actors working in Cox's Bazar. 

Stories of Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022

[Bangla and English with subtitle] In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 550 of the most vulnerable women from the Rohingya refugee and host communities have received support to sustainably improve their living standards and income generation with the support of UN Women’s partner, the Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh (WEAB). WEAB worked together with women to design a local business model for block-batik printing to help women earn an income. WEAB is promoting and sells products produced…

Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022

[English with caption] UN Women’s project on ‘Women, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Japan has laid the foundation to strengthen governance frameworks and promote cooperation among different groups towards realizing the women, peace and security agenda in Sri Lanka.

Change is possible: A Pacific free of violence against women and girls

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022

[English with caption and sign language] Violence against women and girls in Pacific Island countries is among the highest in the world - about twice the global average. Up to 68 per cent of Pacific women have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by a partner in their lifetime, in countries where prevalence studies have been undertaken.

The Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme within the Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), serving 14 Pacific Island countries…

Strong Woman Speaking Out for Gender Equality

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022

[Bangla with English subtitle] Monorwara is a community outreach volunteer and Rohingya refugee and survivor who fled from Myanmar in 2017. The community outreach volunteers provide critical information to refugees about the prevention of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation and abuse, where to seek help when women and girls experience violence, as well as disaster preparedness since Bangladesh is at heightened risk of climate disasters such as floods and cyclones.

Monowara…

Women, Peace and Security in Sri Lanka

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022

[English with caption] Sri Lanka is grappling with multiple crises, and women continue to bear heavier burdens with little support to address their needs. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is a call to ensure equitable support and empowerment.

UN Women’s project on ‘Women, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Japan has laid the foundation to strengthen governance frameworks and promote cooperation among different groups towards realizing the women, peace and security…

Gender Responsive Procurement (GRP) Workshop in Bangladesh

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022

[English with subtitle] The UN in Bangladesh organized a half-day long Gender-Responsive Procurement Workshop on 18th August 2022 to increase the participation of women-owned and led businesses and entrepreneurs in the UN supply chain.

The workshop held at the Six Seasons Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka -is the first step towards reducing the gender gap in UN supply chains. Around one-hundred-fifty representatives from various women-owned organizations and businesses across the country…

BRIDGE Explainer

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022

[Tagalog with English subtitle] Maginhawang Buhay--a comfortable life-- is one of the aspirations contained in the Philippines' national long-term vision. This longing for Ginhawa for themselves and their families is one of the reasons overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) seek opportunities on foreign shores. But in the process, they often find themselves in situations where Ginhawa is even further out of reach.

For the past two years, UN Women, IOM and ILO, with our partners in the #…

Unlocking the full potential of women in the economy

Date: Monday, 14 November 2022

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway called on leaders of the business community worldwide to put women at the heart of economic growth at the Business 20 (B20), the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community tasked with formulating policy recommendations to the G20 Presidency, organized in Bali, Indonesia from 13 to 14 November 2022. The 2022 B20 is organized by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce at the behest of the Government of Indonesia, which holds the current…

How to refer women survivors of violence to services

Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2022

This video provides practical tips for essential service providers on how to refer survivors of violence to services including women migrant workers. This video was developed as part of the programme "Safe and Fair : Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018–2023)". Safe and Fair is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, funded by the European Union and implemented by ILO and UN Women in…

Together Digital: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy

Date: Monday, 24 October 2022

[English with Chinese and English subtitles] At the #W20 summit held in #Indonesia, UN Women and Ant Foundation jointly announced the launch of #TogetherDigital, a five-year programme on women’s digital empowerment that starts with 27-month projects in China and Indonesia.

The programme will support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and empower them to participate and thrive in the digital economy. The programme aims to help narrow the gender gap in access…

Our Journey to EmPower

Date: Friday, 7 October 2022

Also available in [Bangla] [Khmer] [Vietnamese] Asia-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impacts of climate change, especially for women and marginalized groups who are disproportionately impacted by its effects. This is why in 2018, UN Women and…

A mother and daughter-in-law duo promote respectful relationships in families

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022

[Bangla with English subtitle] The Shomman o Shomtaar Jibon family-based intervention, an adaptation of VSO Nepal’s Sammanit Jeevan manual, aims to promote healthy relationships within families by developing a better understanding of gender and social norms issues which lead to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the family. It enables individuals, partners, peers, and families to change their behaviour, individually and together to reduce VAWG to promote dignified lives for women and…

It’s #EqualPayDay | Suhela Khan

Date: Monday, 19 September 2022

Suhela Khan, Country Programme Manager, Women's Economic Empowerment & Second Chance Education, UN Women — talks about wage discrimination and the need for #EqualPay, to encourage women and girls to #AskForEqualPay

Three women, of three different cultures, help build peace in Sri Lanka

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022

Micheal Lusiya, Rupa Damayanthi and Shafeera Ansar, from the Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim communities respectively, are bound by their dedication to resolving conflicts and building peace among people.

Tahera Begum - a Human Rights Defender

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022

[Bangla with English subtitle] A survivor of violence, Tahera Begum, hailing from Bogura, Bangladesh has since become a Human Rights Defender in her factory. A strong voice advocating for a sexual harassment-free workplace, she is also the first-ever president of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee formed, which empowers her fellow workers to challenge gender stereotypes at their factories.

Empowering Women in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Community

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2022

Since 2019, WeEmpower Asia, a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, has strengthened its engagement with the government, businesses, and organizations in Indonesia to invest in women’s economic empowerment. Currently, 158 companies have signed and carried out the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), guidance for businesses to empower women and advance equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community. More than 280 women entrepreneurs and women-owned…

Using Digital Tools for Fair, Ethical, and Gender-Responsive Recruitment of Migrant Workers

Date: Monday, 8 August 2022

Digital technologies are changing the migrant labour recruitment landscape with the potential to benefit and harm migrant workers. As shown in this short video, digital apps and platforms could make the recruitment process more accessible, transparent, and convenient, but they could also be used by unscrupulous actors to target would-be migrant workers, especially women, with scams and other criminal activities.

Amrit Mahotsav, Shri Shakti Challenge 2021

Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2022

A joint initiative of MyGov, MeitY and UN Women #womenempowerment

LinkedIn and UN Women join hands to create employment opportunities

Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022

In Leaders Take, Susan Ferguson and Feon Ang discuss how UN Women and LinkedIn are joining hands to create the #LINKWomen programme, aimed at #upskilling and boosting #employment opportunities for women.

More: https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/stories/press-release/2022/06/linkedin-and-un-women-join-hands-to-create-employment-opportunities-for-women-in-apac #DigitalSkills #Networking #LevelThePlayingField