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To accelerate gender equality, UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians

Friday, June 28, 2019

[Press release] In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, today called upon global parliamentarians to build on the experiences and best practices from Member States on how to achieve a gender equal world via legislation and parliamentary work.

Fast Retailing and UN Women Sign Global Partnership to Empower Female Workers in Apparel Industry

Friday, June 28, 2019

[Press Release] Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., parent of the Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO, and UN Women announced today a global partnership to champion women’s rights and empowerment in the apparel industry. This is the first formal alliance between UN Women and a clothing company based in Asia. “Fast Retailing is committed to ensure that all women who are main players in our business can fully demonstrate their abilities. This is essential for the sustainable growth of the entire supply chain, as well as to continue to offer products that meet customer expectations,” said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.

Comedy, smiles and YouTube: Bringing fresh approaches to promoting gender equality and messages of peace

Monday, March 19, 2018

"I have a man, I have a woman, I have a smile, I have respect - Gender Equal Peaceful World!" With these words, Japanese pop sensation PIKOTARO - star of the world famous "PPAP" - debuted his new collaboration with UN Women, "Gender Equal Peaceful World", in Tokyo on March 1. With his signature dance moves on full display, PIKOTARO performed live as part of a showcase of the successes of UN Women's regional programme on Preventing Violent Extremism...

TRANSFORMING GENDER SOCIAL NORMS THROUGH COMEDY: FIGHTING TERRORISM ONE LAUGH AT A TIME

Thursday, February 22, 2018

As the internet becomes more accessible, the online space has become the new battleground for influencing the ideologies of young people. Violent extremist groups use the internet and social media to promote radical messages, which glamorize terrorism in an effort to recruit young men and women to their ranks. Comedy and satire are a powerful force to counter these harmful messages and prevent violent extremist activity. Female comedians in particular are proving to be a...

Shiseido becomes the first Japanese company to partner with UN Women to promote gender quality in Japan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shiseido and UN Women have announced a partnership to promote gender quality in Japan. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Shiseido's commitment towards women’s advancement, the partnership aims to raise awareness of gender equality and develop capacities of young women and men to act as agents of change. Shiseido, one of the oldest Japanese multinational personal care companies, commits to strengthen its management focus on...

British Embassy Bangkok and UN Women host dialogue on conflict-related sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape

Monday, April 10, 2017

British Embassy Bangkok and UN Women in Asia Pacific hosted a dialogue on ‘Addressing the needs of sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape in National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific’ in Bangkok on 12 January 2017. The event brought together global and regional experts, civil society, and representatives from UN entities involved in the development of National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs-WPS)...

UK and UN Women celebrate International Women’s Day by joining together to address conflict-related sexual violence

Monday, April 10, 2017

The project aims to better understand the needs of conflict-related sexual violence survivors and their children in Asia-Pacific, and to document recommendations for strengthening national approaches that respond to survivors, including National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security. In January 2017, a regional Expert Group Meeting was convened in Bangkok, Thailand to reflect on the needs of survivors in Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and...

Japanese Prime Minister and UN Women Executive Director inaugurate UN Women Liaison Office in Bunkyo City

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reiterating their shared commitment to create “a society where women shine”, on 30 August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka officially inaugurated the new UN Women Liaison Office in Tokyo, located in Bunkyo City... UN...

"It is a big year for women" – Executive Director

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I want to thank President Johnson Sirleaf for sharing her inspiring story which always motivates. I would also like to thank the Prime Minister for his strong and consistent voice on matters of gender equality and women’s rights, both nationally, and internationally, and for being one of the 10 heads of state who are HeForShe Champions - men who stand and act for gender equality. The UN Women team is already looking forward to the Prime Minister’s speech at the General Assembly, because he never fails to hit the issues that matter for women and girls.

Interview with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Friday, June 5, 2015

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, refers to his Government's contribution of nearly USD 5 million to UN Women’s core budget and over USD 14 million to projects and programmes financed through its non-core budget, bringing Japan’s total funding for 2015 to USD 19,244,181 million – more than double its 2014 donation. In an interview, Minister Kishida reinforces messages by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underlining Japan’s commitment to gender equality...

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