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An exchange of promising strategies and practices between representatives of eight Asian national police services combined with capacity building of officers is set to make community-oriented policing in the region more accountable, inclusive and representative of all community members.
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“Women need to celebrate each other's successes,” said Nitu Goel, founder of Truesun Energy Solutions, speaking to a group of women climate tech entrepreneurs during a virtual networking session on 11 December 2023.
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UN Women put gender at the centre of sustainable development discussions as governments from across Asia and the Pacific, together with international organizations, civil society, and United Nations bodies convened for the 11th edition of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).
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In a significant boost to women’s cricket in India, UP Warriorz, a Women’s Premier League (WPL) team owned by Capri Sports, has been recognised by UN Women as a 'Generation Equality Ally'.
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The renovation of the Vunisea market was overseen by the Suva City Council, which was assigned the responsibility for managing the central business district, including overseeing development permits and supervising solid waste management.
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The Salelologa Market in Savaii, Samoa recently welcomed Australia's Ambassador for Gender Equality, Ms Stephanie Copus Campbell, as part of a field visit organized by UN Women's Markets for Change (M4C) project.
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Workers worldwide look forward to payday. But while a paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, it can also represent an injustice—a stark reminder of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace.
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Investing in women is both an economic imperative and a human rights issue. It is a human rights issue because the global economic and financial systems are complicit in perpetuating gender inequality.
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Investing in women benefits women and society as a whole. At the current rate of investments however, more than 340 million women and girls will still live in extreme poverty by 2030.
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[Press release] The Tamil Nadu Government announced the launch of a multi-stakeholder Textile Industry Coalition (TiC), to strengthen the implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act.
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Thiri Aung, aged 43, is a Yangon-based entrepreneur originally from the small town, Pyin Oo Lwin, in Myanmar’s Mandalay Region. In this interview, Thiri tells us how she’s helping Myanmar’s women business owners succeed in the face of ongoing crises.
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The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place this year from 11 – 22 March under the theme, “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective”.
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Countries in the Asia-Pacific region joined an informative session on the upcoming 30+ review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a set of gender-equality commitments agreed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
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Rabina Pariyar is a member of the “Ugrachandi Nala Mahila Samuha” a women’s self-help group in Ugrachandi, east of Kathmandu. Since 2022 she has participated in the Storytelling Initiative, also known as Hamro Sahakarya (Our Collaborative Action), a project working on enhancing women’s leadership, movement building and advocacy for social norm change on gender equality across communities in Nepal.
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International Women's Day 2024 is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to renew our commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. This year, the global theme is 'Invest in women: Accelerate progress', emphasizing the crucial role that investment in women plays in driving positive change and advancement in society.
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“Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective” was the main theme of a consultation held in Bangkok, as part of preparations for the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68).
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[Press release] The Government of Timor-Leste, with UN Women’s support, has today officially launched the second-generation National Action Plan (2024-2028) for implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (“NAP 1325”).
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Youth leaders and experts on gender from Asia-Pacific countries have shared their strategies and lessons learned in a UN Women-organized training on how they can best help suppress attacks against women that are perpetrated through technologies.
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Laxmi Nepal is Executive Director of Access Planet, a Nepalese organization that promotes the rights, empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities, in particular girls and young women. She recently attended the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), as well as the CSO Forum that took place just before the consultation.
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Sixty-five representatives of civil society organizations and grassroots women’s groups, together with women’s rights activists and feminists from across Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok, Thailand on 4-5 February at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum (CSO Forum) on the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68).