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The villagers of the Giay ethnic minority are often at the mercy of the weather, so UN Women is helping them avert losses in their main livelihoods of farming and raising chickens and fish. Quang Kim, a commune in Ta Trang village near the capital of Lao Cai province in northern Viet Nam, is often hit by flash floods and landslides during the storm season. “The income of my family depends much on planting rice and selling chicken and fish, but all were buried by the flood in October last year,” said Ho Thi Nhung, 38, who lives here with her husband and two sons.
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UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched the UNiTE Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign by inviting people to submit their own music video about ending violence against women. UN Women spoke with Sisters in...
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In public and private spaces, women and girls experience and fear various types of violence, ranging from harassment, to rape and femicide. Yet, evidence of the impacts of such interventions remain scattered and limited. It happens on streets, public transport, community spaces such as parks, public sanitation facilities, water and food distribution sites, and in and around schools, workplaces, and neighbourhoods....
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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”
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UN Women and UNFPA together with our government partner the National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCAW) and the National University of Lao (NUOL) hosted an event that utilized dance and drama to illustrate VAWG issues, raise awareness and encourage dialogue amongst university students from various faculties on issues such as peer pressure from friends, dating, engaging in sexual activity, date rape...
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UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, today announced the appointment of tennis superstar and youth icon, Sania Mirza, as the South Asia Goodwill Ambassador.
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In Times Square, one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, the NASDAQ and Reuters Tower screens will flash the colour along with anti-violence messages on 25 November, the International Day to End Violence against Women.
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At the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict being held in London, U.K., UN Women today launched along with OHCHR the UN Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Reparations for Conflict- Related Sexual Violence, a blueprint for promoting gender-sensitive approaches to the design and delivery of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence.
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UN Women in collaboration with the United Nations in India is organizing the first inaugural public lecture on November 25, 2013 at the Teen Murti Bhavan.
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In December 2012, UN Women launched the Say No – UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a nationwide photo competition. UN Women spoke to some Delhites around the city and their views on violence against women in the context of these postcards.
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Bangladesh, as part of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign, eight groups of children and youth began efforts to engage their communities through a series of interactive theatre performances.
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The global pandemic of violence against women and girls thrives in a culture of discrimination and impunity. We must speak out. That is why I launched my global UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.
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Srishti is a 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she travels out of her house. “I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with who I’m hanging out with,” she says.
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After 14 long years of physical and emotional harassment, one brave lady decided to take action against her abusive husband. That was the start of an excruciating battle for justice.
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Over a period of one year, the Must Bol social media campaign, led by Commutiny and supported by UN Women, has encouraged young men to examine violence in their lives and question social norms.
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One Million Signatures Campaign brought together people from all over Pakistan to sign cards and highlight their commitment to ending violence against women and girls.
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A unique campaign in New Delhi urges young men to prevent violence against women in India by using the social media.
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The Bell Bajao ad campaign to prevent violence against women reaches 130 million people across India, through television, radio, print ads and community awareness programmes.