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Eleven private sector businesses in China awarded by UN Women and the EU for empowering women in business and strengthening leadership

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Eleven Chinese businesses were granted Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards by UN Women China, in partnership with the EU Delegation to China. The award ceremony took place during the 2021 International Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The WEPs Awards celebrate the efforts of private-sector companies in addressing gender inequalities in the new normal of a post COVID-19 world.

Three years on: Rural women in Qinghai lead from the front as a climate-resilience program winds down in China

Friday, October 8, 2021

When UN Women first began to consider the way that climate change was hitting rural women in China, it was Qinghai that first came to mind. A large, sparsely populated province stretched high across the Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai has seen an unprecedented jump in precipitation and extreme weather, wreaking havoc on rural livelihoods. Its rural labor force also has a largely female face, being around 70-80 per cent women.

UN Women, All-China Women’s Federation jointly help businesses hurt by COVID-19

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Women-owned businesses that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving support with recovery efforts from a new project jointly implemented by UN Women China and the All-China Women’s Federation. The project, Supporting Women to Recover from the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19, was launched in Wuhan on 16 September. It is funded by China’s Rockcheck Puji Foundation. The project will target women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in two of the Chinese cities most-affected by the pandemic, Wuhan and Tianjin.

UN Women China video and exhibition urge people to do their fair share of care and domestic work

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

From cooking and cleaning to taking care of children and the elderly, household care work is the backbone of thriving families, communities and economies. Yet many cultures traditionally have regarded men as the breadwinners and women as the caregivers, with unpaid care work their “natural responsibility”. In China, women spend around 2.5 times as much time as men on unpaid care work.

UN Women partnership launches rural development project to help more than 300,000 people in China’s Hunan Province

Monday, August 2, 2021

[Press release] UN Women China and its partners today launched a five-year project to boost agricultural productivity in China’s Hunan Province while protecting livelihoods against the risks of climate change. The project, focused on women farmers, is expected to benefit about 328,000 people.

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.

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