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Widows and single women from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka met together with government representatives and international organizations in New Delhi to address current gaps in policies and programmes that prevent them from claiming their rights.
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UN Women and the United Nations Peacekeeping Centre in India regularly provide training to blue berets on how to deal with gender and sexual violence. Conducted before they are deployed to conflict zones, the training is based on real life scenarios in conflict situation.
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Women worksite supervisors in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are now able to demand work , manage worksites , and assert themselves when wages are not paid.
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A first of its kind conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India , held on 6 and 7 May 2013, outlined non-negotiable principles on women’s social security.
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UN Women launches “Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice 2011-12″ in South Asia, calling on governments to take action and end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men.