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When more women work, economies grow: European Union and UN Women partner to boost women’s economic rights and opportunities in Asia

Friday, March 8, 2019

The European Union and UN Women jointly launched today a 3-year WeEmpower Asia programme to encourage the private sector to expand economic participation and business opportunities for women in seven Asian countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Funded by the EU, UN Women will implement the €8 million programme aiming to integrate gender concerns into business practices in the region. WeEmpower Asia will promote dialogue among women’s groups and the public and private sector so as to enable a business environment that empowers women; provide skills training...

It shouldn’t be always women who tries to break the glass ceiling, we need those men who are holding the ceiling to remove it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

According to United Nations statistics, in 2017, 87,000 women were killed worldwide, equivalent to 10 women dying every hour. “We have not been able to know the real violence situation that women are facing. Being worried about retaliated, fearing not being trusted, fearing being humiliated have been letting millions of victims cover up the truth and living in fear." As the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, pointed in her latest...

UN Women Executive Director visits China

Monday, December 17, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit China from 12-15 December. During her visit, the Executive Director will meet with government authorities, the All-China Women's Federation, UN country team representatives, media and private sector members. Present in China since 1998, UN Women works in partnership with the governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors, communities and networks to advance gender equality, in line with China’s commitment...

UN Women Executive Director to visit China

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit China from 12-15 December. During her visit, the Executive Director will meet with government authorities, the All-China Women's Federation, UN country team representatives, media and private sector members. Present in China since 1998, UN Women works in partnership with the governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors, communities and networks to advance gender equality, in line with China’s commitment...

Young educators in China are questioning gender norms and preventing violence

Monday, November 19, 2018

Justin Zhao Peng, now 16, remembers vividly how his grandmother used to favour him over his female cousin when they visited her as young children. She would take him aside and tell him that he would have more responsibility and be more important. In celebrating the New Year, she would slip him 300 yuan more than his cousin. At first, Zhao Peng felt proud that he had been singled out...

UN Women helps to protect China’s rural women from the impacts of climate change

Friday, September 14, 2018

The world is facing a broad range of daunting challenges of climate change, including environmental degradation and depletion of water resources, which in turn exacerbate rural poverty and hurt the livelihoods of rural women. UN Women’s Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China report in 2016 found that women are more vulnerable than men to the adverse impacts of climate change...

As 2018 China Women Leadership Forum held to celebrate International Women’s Day, survey finds wage gap has decreased but still significant

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

"Her World·Her Strength," the 2018 China Women Leadership Forum, was held on Wednesday, March 6th in Beijing. The forum was jointly organized by UN Women, Zhilian Zhaopin, and CCTV's Survey on Chinese Lifestyle and Economy. With the theme 'More Than This' this event was aimed at encouraging working women to overcome traditional gender norms, challenge prejudices and stereotypes, and call on all circles of society...

UN Women carries the Olympic Torch, calls for gender equality in sports

Monday, January 22, 2018

UN Women Country Programme Manager in China, Julie Broussard carried the Olympic Torch in Paju, South Korea, leading up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. She called for gender equality in sport, following in the footsteps of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who had carried the Olympic Torch at the 2016 Rio Games...

UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly organized Fundraising Gala

Friday, December 15, 2017

UN Women and Global Goodwill Ambassador jointly hosted a fundraising event in Beijing, China on 10 December, 2017. The theme was "Hand in Hand for Gender Equality" to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The partnership was established at a successful Charity Fundraising Gala in 2016, during which 200,000 USD was raised to support UN Women's work in China. In light of the success of the last...

UN Women and Netease announce the winners for the 2017 "Women's Media Award"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UN Women China and its prominent media partner Netease are award-ing leading women in the media who have given notable contributions to the fastest grow-ing industries in the country, while globally the pain and anger of more than a million peo-ple who recently tweeted #MeToo have crowded social media with personal stories of sex-ual harassment or assault. After Weinstein, 40 men in the media industry have been ac-cused of sexual misconduct...

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