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Whether it is in our homes; communities; sports; places of work, learning, or worship - gender-based violence is always unacceptable - anywhere it occurs and in any form it takes.
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Media representatives are invited to an important event to launch the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), commemorated by the United Nations under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. This year’s theme is “#HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Girls”, reflecting on the unprecedented global and regional mobilization behind #MeToo and other movements that are...
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The response to the outpouring of #MeToo around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence that the movement has revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little...
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P4P interventions were implemented in five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) with a focus on primary prevention and the transformation of harmful masculinities. After 12 months, the interventions showed positive and promising results, prompting a change in social norms, an increase in gender equitable attitudes, a reduction in violence, and happier, more harmonious families and communities. As the programme draws to an end...
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Civil society organisations globally are uniting in the Pacific on Tuesday 5 December to discuss the critical need to raise women's voices and protect the shrinking space for the global feminist movement during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The International Civil Society Week (ICSW) global conference is being held from 4-8 December in Suva, Fiji, and includes a workshop called 'Shrinking Space for the Feminist Movement' to share...
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The Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be held at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok from 13:30 – 16:30 on 27 November 2017. At the heart of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. In this...
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A high-level event organised by UN Women and the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai, on 6 December will spotlight the link between women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women, and the need for urgent and adequate investment in the twin themes. Private sector leaders, UN officials, gender experts and activists will participate in a conference titled ‘WeUNiTE: Investing in Planet 50-50’ that will explore how skill...
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United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is to visit Papua New Guinea to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Papua New Guinea has been chosen as one of the few countries and will receive the Executive Director between 1st and 4th December. Her first visit to the country aims to reinforce UN Women’s partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea, the...
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UN Women today announced the appointment of American-born, Papua New Guinean-raised Hip Hop sensation Jay Lieasi as Youth Champion to raise awareness on safe city for women and girls, ahead of 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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The Papua New Guinean U-20 Women’s Team joined UN Women today in launching their campaign #SANAPWANTAIM: the New Normal. Led by Captain Yvonne Gabong, the team stood together with Hip Hop sensation and newly appointed UN Women Youth Campion, Jay Lieasi to announce their vision of new normal in the city of Port Morseby...
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UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Roberta Clarke, will visit Lao PDR to participate in different advocacy events related to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Her visit coincides with the High-level Roundtable Meeting and the official visit of Helen Clark, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of UNDP. Among other events, UN Women Regional Director will join 1500 students to celebrate International Day for the Elimination...
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From the 25th of November to the 10th of December, countries all over the world will mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Campaign. From lighting up historical monuments to organizing marching events and university debates, the world community is taking a public stand to end violence against women. In Cambodia, UN Women is organizing a range of activities together with members of the civil society and the government. Awareness-raising event in Phnom Penh during the...
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The Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be held at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok from 15:30-17:30 on 25 November 2015. This year marks the five-year anniversary of the Asia-Pacific regional launch of the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign. The event will feature HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha, UN Women Thailand Goodwill Ambassador, who will deliver a keynote address...
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The World YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association);UN Women; Belize’s Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow; and the YWCA of Thailand will host a media roundtable on gender equality and women’s empowerment, on Friday, 16 October, in Bangkok, Thailand. The roundtable will take place...
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Executive Board Bureau of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, begins a field visit to Viet Nam today to enhance the Bureau members’ understanding of the extent and ways in which UN-Women cooperates with the Government of Viet Nam in achieving gender equality and...
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HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality, which calls upon men and boys to stand up against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The campaign strengthens the support for women’s rights as human rights by enlisting the support of men and exhorting them to put themselves forward as advocates for gender equality.
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UN Women and the International Muaythai Federations are joining forces in a new partnership to that will work with young people around the world to promote gender equality, challenge harmful ideas of masculinities and end violence against women.
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Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director will begin her first official visit in Viet Nam as the first country in Southeast Asia from 29-31 March 2014 after being sworn in August 2013.
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Afghanistan has been in conflict for over thirty years, during which Afghans have experienced and witnessed unspeakable violence and upheaval. Enforced disappearance, summary execution, torture, rape, indiscriminate bombardment and wanton destruction have been a daily reality for the people of Afghanistan for decades.