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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.

Youth Leaders from China sharing their innovative approaches on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment

Thursday, August 27, 2020

On July 10th, 2020, young leaders from China together with representatives from UN Women, research institutions, media and private sector companies attended “Promoting Gender Equality through Social Innovations” online dialogue co-organized by UN Women China and Tencent, one of China’s leading tech companies.

From Generation Equality to the Future of Work: Joint Effort on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Work Place

Monday, August 10, 2020

As part of UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women China Office and the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia jointly organized ILO-UN Women Conference on Gender Equality and the Future of Work to take stock of the progress made over the past decades and explore ways forward on creating an equal and safe future of work for women, on September23-24 in Beijing.

WEPs Signatories Get Together to Learn about Gender

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Beijing, China – Seventy-six Chinese and European stakeholders attending a virtual event hosted by UN Women have made clear that businesses have a powerful role to play to make gender equality a reality. The UN Women China-hosted webinar. Screenshot: UN Women/Wang Jinyi Now in its second edition, the webinar training of China’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) network on July 15 brought together advocates, business leaders and representatives of the private and...

In rural China, UN Women helps women farmers gain new skills for navigating climate change

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As the climate crisis continues to adversely impact global resources, rural women working in agriculture find themselves disproportionately vulnerable to environmental challenges. To combat this inequality, UN Women hosted a five-day training programme for women farmers in the rural village of Xiaruoyao, China, from May 25-29. The programme was part of UN Women’s “Strengthening Qinghai Women Farmers’ Income Security and Resilience in a Changing Climate” project, a...

China’s companies recommit to helping female workers amid the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beijing, China -- Thirty-seven Chinese companies joining a discussion hosted by UN Women underlined the importance of empowering women as businesses face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Women entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to recover from the COVID-19 crisis in China

Monday, May 11, 2020

138 women entrepreneurs and senior managers learned about the digitization of human resources and business digital transformation as potential strategies to counter the post-COVID-19 crisis, from a webinar series led by UN Women China.

UN Women China calls on private sector leaders to prioritise women in their COVID-19 response

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On April 25, 2020, Ms. Smriti Aryal, Head of UN Women China, attended the 12th Global Mulan Forum themed “Our New World”, urging Chinese business leaders to adopt a gender-sensitive approach to respond to COVID-19.

Roses in the battlefield: rural women farmers join the fight against COVID-19 in China

Thursday, April 16, 2020

In January 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic began spreading across China. Of the 42,600 medical workers dispatched to the hardest-hit Hubei Province, as of early March, two-thirds (28,000) were women, who have been dubbed “roses in the battlefield”. Women without any medical background also joined the fight, volunteering for vital roles across other provinces.

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