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Updated fairy tales promote gender equality in Vietnamese children’s books launched by UN Women

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Innovative modern fairy tale picture books on gender equality for children were launched in Viet Nam on Tuesday, in a publishing first for the country. The books were launched by UN Women and Crabit Kidbooks. Crabit Kidbooks is to donate 20 percent of proceeds to Peace House, a safe shelter and service provider supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse.

UN Women encourages modified budgeting to make public toilets safer for women in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, October 22, 2020

With more than 10 million people, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city. But it has only around 200 public toilets, and many of them are risky places for women and children. “I always have a fear of using public toilets due to the bad hygiene condition, lack of clean water, toilet paper and soap,” said Ngoc Nguyen, 35. “The restrooms for women are often small and lack bidet sprayers. I face many difficulties when I go with my sons.”

Young designers and experts imagine innovative solutions to prevent violence against women in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What happens when you bring together more than a hundred bright young professionals from twenty-nine countries across disciplines ranging from design, psychology, international development, to tackle the issue of violence against women over two weeks?

Groups supported by EU and UN tell of their help for Thailand’s female migrant workers

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Continuing efforts must be made to ensure that women migrant workers in Thailand are safe from violence and can access essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, say civil society groups supported by a European Union-United Nations programme. These services must be improved but at the same time made more available to all women migrant workers regardless of their immigration status, said Poonsap Tulaphan, the director of Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion.

Investing in the resilience of rural women in the wake of COVID 19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Women market vendors trading at Vunisea Market on Kadavu celebrated for the first time, the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW). They were joined by H.E Jonathan Curr, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, whose Government’s commitment through the New Zealand-United Nations (UN) Partnership enabled the UN Women Markets for Change project to extend the project to Vunisea Market, Kadavu.

UN Women WEPs Activator Malaysia Campaign & 1st Awareness Session

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What: Companies in Malaysia committed to gender diversity are invited to register for UN Women’s newly launched awareness training programme in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). From November 2020 to April 2021, the WEPs Awareness Training sessions will be held to further awareness about the Principles, identify participating companies’ strengths and gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality through the WEPs Gender...

Thai celebrity Cindy Sirinya Bishop campaigning for women’s rights as new UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thai celebrity and rights activist Cindy Sirinya Bishop is working to stop violence and other abuses against women as the newly appointed UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific. Bishop, 41, is a model and actress who is best known as the host of Asia's Next Top Model, a television show broadcast in most countries in the region.

A rural farmer’s inspirational journey to becoming a respected leader

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Roshani Kumari Chaudhary is an inspiration to many in her village. For someone who made ends meet by working as a farmer and cooking meals for passersby sitting on a mud coated floor of a bamboo hut, she has certainly come a long way. She is now a community leader who commands respect and influence in her Municipality. She proudly shares, “I am now the Chairperson of a Jaldevi Women Farmer Group, a social activist and a member of the health community."

From Where I Stand: Begum

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Begum (45) is a sex worker at Baniashanta brothel, in Dacoope, Khulna, a southern district of Bangladesh. Since Cyclone Amphan hit in May 20 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she has lost everything, but not hope.

Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What: The Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers” will convene representatives of government agencies, businesses, women’s organizations, civil society and academia for discussions on policymaking and advocacy for the full and equal economic participation of women and the marginalized sectors. Discussions are also expected to help raise awareness of the Women’s...

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