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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

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination

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 Non-discrimination. 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: Explaining the Principle of State Obligation (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 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). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/umETapJ4b8o Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit:...

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non-Discrimination (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 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 Non-discrimination. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/OBdDB5PKrmk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please...

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Substantive Equality (old version)

Tuesday, September 30, 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). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/rI8lNB-XMIk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please...

We Are Ready: Women's political participation in the Pacific

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This film is an overview of the unique history of three Pacific Island countries, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and briefly investigates the ways in which women's political participation is being promoted in each country. To find out more about UN Women's work in the Pacific please visit: visit here: http://bit.ly/THbWaZ Or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unwomenpacific.

Learning to Lead in Timor-Leste: Adriana Araujo Lopes’ story

Monday, September 15, 2014

Adriana Araujo Lopes is the leader of a women’s group in Timor-Leste. Their primary concern is agriculture and their children’s education. Through UN Women Timor-Leste and their partner organization, the Asia-Pacific Support Collective Timor-Leste (APSCTL), Adriana has been able to coordinate training on care and community concerns with her women’s group. The video is produced by UN Women Timor-Leste.

Learning to Lead in Timor-Leste: Three women share their stories of change

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Veronica Casimira is a farmer and a member of her village council in Timor-Leste. After suffering violence at the hands of militia groups, Veronica gained support and educational training services from UN Women and their local NGO partners, Fokupers and the Asia-Pacific Support Collective Timor-Leste (APSCTL), building her confidence and leadership skills in conflict resolution and gender related concerns. Rosalina Moniz is a women’s group leader in Timor-Leste. After her husband left her to...

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