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In my dream – justice for dating violence survivors

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The video highlights gender stereotypes and social norms surrounding sexual violence cases held by justice providers and gender-blind justice systems. These are underlying causes in access to justice for women survivors of sexual violence. As opposed to commonly held rape myth that sexual violence cases occur in public spaces using force by strangers, studies conducted by the UN in Viet Nam found out otherwise. In that, 86% of the sexual violence cases involved suspects who were known to the...

Free from fear: Quezon becomes a safe city for women and girls

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

With more than 3 million inhabitants, Quezon City is one of the most populous of the 16 cities and 1 municipality that make up Metropolitan Manila. It also has one of the largest percentages of urban poverty and most informal settler families. Sexual harassment is prevalent in all kinds of public spaces, but even more so in the neighbourhoods like Payatas, which has high levels of poverty, unemployment, drug use and trafficking, and robberies or street snatchings. To confront this reality,...

Nepal Earthquake 2015: Women Respond

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Women's groups in Nepal speak about the impact of the 2015 earthquake, and reveal what daily challenges women face as they overcome the post-disaster period.

Engaging men and boys as allies to end Violence against women

Friday, August 28, 2015

From 1-3 July 2015, Partners for Prevention (P4P) organized a training workshop in Hanoi, Viet Nam for government partners and political and social organizations, NGOs working on gender equality in Vietnam to share understanding on the roles of men and boys in primary prevention of VAWG and develop concrete plans for the involvement of men and boys in primary intervention of VAWG. Partners for Prevention is a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional joint programme for the prevention of violence...

Women and climate change in Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

No More Silence

Friday, June 26, 2015

To mark Orange Day in June 2015, the Lao Ministry of Educations and Sports (MoES) with support from UN Women produced a video clip, or public service announcement, to call for public attention on the need to break the silence about the issue of violence inflicted to women and girls in the country. The video entitled ‘No More Silence’ features Mr. Lyton Bouapao, Deputy Minister of MoES; Ms Bouaphan Ratthida, Head of the Sub-Commission for the Advancement of Women at MoES and Andrea Nyberg, UN...

Solomon Islands : Uprooting Violence against women

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

He's a violent criminal. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Sadly his crime is not unusual - at least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Changing the mindset of the perpetrators is one of the biggest challenges. From the Solomon Islands a story of change - but will it last?

Cambodia: Women protecting their properties

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But women are fighting back. Our story from the streets of Cambodia's capital.

Safe markets for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women represent nearly 80 per cent of Port Moresby's market vendors are. For many of them, selling vegetables is their only source of daily subsistence, and yet markets are not a safe place for them. In 2011, with support from the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID), UN Women-Papua New Guinea Office, women’s grassroots organizations, the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) and other partners launched the Port Moresby Safe City Programme. It aims to improve market...

Mercados más seguros para mujeres en Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

En Papua Nueva Guinea, las vendedoras de los principales mercados de la capital, Port Moresby, tienen que hacer frente a muchos problemas: acoso sexual, robos, abusos y extorsión en el pago de tasas e infraestructuras deficientes. El programa Port Moresby Ciudad Segura se ha centrado en mejorar las infraestructuras de los mercados para hacerlos más seguros y amigables y está poniendo en marcha un programa piloto de pago telemático de tasas, para prevenir robos en el mercado y alrededores. Este...

Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund – Knowledge and Learning Exchange

Monday, March 23, 2015

In October 2014 representatives from 15 organizations in seven Pacific Island countries gathered in Melbourne, Australia for a week-long knowledge and learning exchange organized by UN Women. It was an opportunity to share experiences and learn both from each other and from a number of organizations working in Victoria, a state that employs Australia’s most holistic approach to ending violence against women. The exchange was part of the capacity building component of UN Women’s Pacific Regional...

Hearts & Minds: Women of India Speak

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This photo essay aims to share the lived experiences of women and girls in India and to ensure that the voices of those who are socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about violence against women, and teach men that to be gentle and vulnerable is manly. See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org Follow the discussion #Beijing20.

Shifting Ground

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality for four years from 2011 to 2014, the project “Facilitating Women in Four Endemic Poverty States of India to Access, Actualize and Sustain Provisions on Women’s Empowerment” is implemented by PRADAN in partnership with Jagori. The project works with 75000 women from economically and socially disadvantaged communities in 9 districts of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal for their holistic empowerment. The project adopts a ‘gender...

UN Women Executive Board Visits Viet Nam (revised)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Executive Board Bureau of UN Women visited Viet Nam from 8 to 12 December on its first-ever field visit. The Bureau met with Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Ha Hung Cuong, Minister of Justice; Truong Thi Mai, Chair of the Parliament Committee for Social Affairs; and Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Other meetings with high-ranked Government officials are scheduled with leaders in Da Nang City and Hue City, along with leaders of the...

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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Jacob Thoppil, Director of International Cooperation (DFATD), Southeast Asia

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jacob Thoppil, Director of International Cooperation, overseeing Canada’s Bilateral Development Assistance in Indonesia and Regional Development Programming in Southeast Asia speaks about women’s empowerment and the change to be undertaken. A change to end discrimination against women in society begins with equal rights to life, liberty and security, but extends to equal participation of women and men in decisions making, equal access to education, skills and jobs, equal remuneration for equal...

UN4U Photo Contest 2014 on Gender Equality - What does Gender Equality look like to you?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This year’s United Nations Day celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with a photo contest on gender equality. The theme was chosen ahead of next year’s historic Beijing +20 conference, which marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. The conference will review the progress and setbacks for women around the world using as a measure the Beijing Platform for Action, a global framework for realising gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The...

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of substantive equality

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Substantive Equality. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rPOhDb

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of state obligation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of State Obligation. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rPOhDb

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