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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.

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...

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