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UN Women convenes stakeholders in China to discuss the vital role of women in climate change adaptation and food security strategies

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Worldwide, data shows that women and girls are at the frontlines of agriculture and natural resource management and are key guardians of agrobiodiversity and food security. Yet compared to men, they rarely have an equal right to own, use and control these resources. They also receive less support through formal or informal networks and programmes, and have less opportunity to learn and advance.

China’s companies giving more opportunities to women

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Twenty-eight more Chinese companies -- the majority of them led by women -- signed on to UN Women’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. A total of 258 companies in China have now signed on.

More women leaders in business “the best way” to boost recovery from the pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Economies in Asia and the Pacific will recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic if more women are appointed at the top of supply chains, and women’s opportunities are prioritized throughout the workplace.

From flood victims to frontline responders: One women-owned cooperative steps up in rural China

Thursday, January 28, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck China, Qiaotou village was already struggling. Set in the Liupan mountain area of Qinghai province, the village had more than 25 households living under the poverty line at the time, and with transport suspended and markets closed they were particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

Bringing gender equality home and taking it to work: UN Women partners with IKEA in China

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

IKEA China and UN Women China have launched a partnership to address two interlinked issues that hinder women’s economic empowerment: unpaid care and domestic work, and violence against women.

Beijing conference discusses how companies can narrow the gender gap in and outside the office

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Participants in a forum co-organized by UN Women have discussed ways for private companies to better integrate gender equality goals into their internal policies as well as their social outreach programmes.

Education and jobs are essential in stemming poverty among women and girls, China and UN Women agree

Monday, October 26, 2020

First Lady of China Peng Liyuan and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for expanding educational and job opportunities as they spoke at a gathering to assess progress on raising the status of women and girls. The two leaders spoke in recorded video messages to a meeting on Women and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century that UN Women and All China Women’s Federation organized in Beijing on 16 September.

SheBouncesBack: Supporting natural livelihoods – and healthy handwashing – in China’s highlands

Thursday, October 1, 2020

At #SheBouncesBack, @UNWomen invites women who own small and medium-sized businesses in China to share their stories of fighting the pandemic on the economic front lines. Please join us and share your story!

She Bounces Back: Lighting the last mile in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

There are still 840 million people still living without electricity – most of them in poor and remote areas. While those who can afford it will buy kerosene lamps or candles, many people live in complete darkness once night falls, and this figure will have increased during the pandemic when so many have lost their livelihoods. Kerosene and candles also offer poor quality light at a high cost to the environment – one kerosene lamp can emit one ton of carbon dioxide in five years.

Digital technology opens a window for rural women in Qinghai

Friday, September 4, 2020

Sat in the cozy classroom of a cyber-celebrity incubator in Aba, Sichuan, Li Ying gestures towards her smartphone with an enthusiastic smile. “I want to study as much as I can,” says the 54-year old, the colours of her clothing bright against the mountain view behind her. “It's much better to make money on my own than to reach out for my husband.

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