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Rachel Anne Herrera is a Commissioner at the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines. During UN Women’s Regional Training on Accelerating Climate Action and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation in Asia and the Pacific...
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My understanding of "equality" is ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their identities namely age, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, disability status, ethnicity, religion, geographical location, and other different identities
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By the time the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted, it was clear that women’s voices were essential due to the growing recognition that half the world's population did not have equal life chances. There was substantial evidence, but little government response.
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On World Refugee Day, UN Women urges that governments recognize the rights of women and girl refugees and make substantial investments to provide the services, support, and protection they urgently require.
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The NAP Expo 2024, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and organized by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Expert Group under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened global leaders, experts, and advocates to advance climate national adaptation plans (NAPs). The Expo aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences, foster partnerships ...
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A Programme Coordinator for Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM), he recently joined a UN Women co-hosted regional consultation on the Global Compact for Migration.
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It is estimated that only 37 countries grant asylum to persons experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or sex characteristics. LGBTIQ+ migrants face heightened risks at all stages of migration.
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[Press release] Over 80 market vendors from Market Vendors Associations (MVAs) in Auki (Malaita), Gizo (Western), Munda (Western), Honiara (Guadalcanal), and Buala (Isabel) gathered from June 11 to 13 in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to engage in reflection, training, awareness, networking, and learning.
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Surrounded by over 200 partners in Suva and virtually, the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) proudly announced today the successful completion of Phase I (2018-2023) of its comprehensive programme addressing gender-based in the Pacific and commencement of Phase II (2024-2027).
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Given the influential role and extensive network of chambers of commerce in the private sector, this collaboration will create a platform to achieve the mutual goals of UN Women and the private sector for sustainable development.
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[Press release] The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang Province Women's Union, and supported by the Australian Government, shared the outcomes and lessons learned from assisting 3,591 women in challenging circumstances.
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I studied journalism and have worked for seven years as a journalist as a reporter at a newspaper, and station. After the takeover, I took some space from my work for about a year. I haven’t faced any direct threats, but I was afraid because of the way the DFA was treating women.
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Xiaerbati Daositeke is from China, a UN Volunteer assigned as a Programme Communication Assistant with the UN Women China Office—her passion for gender equality and women's empowerment, especially for those from underserved communities.
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I want to address the urgent need to protect Rohingya women and girls who have been displaced across Asia. My family and I have endured unimaginable challenges
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The ready deployment of women contingents reflects the composition of Indian paramilitary, military, and police forces. India was able to act instantly to the UN call for gender equality in peacekeeping forces. However, it could be argued that the gendered composition of the Indian forces serves as a reflection of the nation´s commitment to the norm of gender equality.
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The comprehensive approach to enabling the full, equal, meaningful, and effective participation of women in decision-making is crucial to achieving sustainable development while addressing gender inequalities, economic and social empowerment, and the right of women and girls to a life free of violence.
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As the urgency for combating climate change is more critical than ever, women-led climate tech startups are emerging as agents of change in society and economy.
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Arisdo Gonzalez, 26, is an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex queer (LGBTIQ+) people in in Bogor, Indonesia who works at two non-governmental organizations, Pelangi Nusantara and Pesona Bumi Pasundan Foundation. Gonzalez raises awareness on diversity and health through social media and advocacy. Gonzalez participated in a dialogue, Collaborating with ASEAN for the Regional Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, in Jakarta, Indonesia on 24-25 April 2024. UN Women and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders organized the dialogue under a project funded by the Governments of Canada, Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom.
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Members of the Steering Committee will ensure the effective, coordinated and inclusive engagement of civil society organizations focused on women's rights, gender equality and diverse or intersectional feminist issues, herein referred to as "civil society", in the regional review process leading up to the global review of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2025.
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Members of the Steering Committee will ensure the effective, coordinated and inclusive engagement of civil society organizations focused on women's rights, gender equality and diverse or intersectional feminist issues, herein referred to as "civil society", in the regional review process leading up to the global review of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2025.