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Women’s issues are a particular priority for the Government of Canada, which has sought to actively promote women's rights and gender equality both at home and abroad. Following our elections on October 2015, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, made history by establishing Canada’s first gender balanced cabinet which consists of 15 women and 15 men...
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The data on the Philippines bears out the results of consistent and concerted efforts by the government and the vital women’s movement to promote substantive equality. The Philippines ranks 7th on the Global Gender Gap Index which tracks economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. There is real progress in education and health though much more to...
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I welcome you to this consultation on promoting and protecting the rights of LBTI persons in South East Asia. It is a component of the Canada-funded project on implementing CEDAW obligations in the ASEAN region and a continuation of a collaboration with OUTRIGHT which produced an important piece of research on violence against LBT in Asia in...
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Opening remarks by Roberta Clarke, Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the opening of the Regional Consultation on the Role of Key Stakeholders in Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls in Asia, Bangkok, 25 November 2014
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Almost twenty years ago, the world’s leaders came together to collectively advance our rights at the Fourth World Conference on Women, making an unprecedented commitment that was enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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Nineteen years ago, world leaders, civil society representatives gathered in Beijing and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
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Plenary statement presented on behalf of WMG by Shirley Tagi, Coordinator, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji; DAWN associate; Pacific Feminist Coalition on SRHR; PPGCCSD
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UN Women Representative, Ziad Sheikh’s remarks on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Resident Coordinator at the National Women’s Conference on Beijing+20 Inauguration session, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Closing remarks by Gitanjali Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women at the UN Women and ILO joint regional workshop on the effective social and economic reintegration of women migrant workers, 19-21 August 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Speech by Roberta Clarke, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand, at the Advancing and Monitoring Women’s Political Participation in ASEAN Workshop to Review Country Research Papers, 29-30 April, Siem Reap, Cambodia