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Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum “For a Prosperous and Sustainable Economy”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2020 will bring together 150 representatives from government, business, women’s organizations and the international community for discussions on advancing gender equality goals for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

20 universities in Viet Nam pledged to build safe and violence-free learning environment for students

Saturday, October 10, 2020

[Press release] More than 300 participants from the Ministry of Education and Training, other central ministries and sectors, as well as lecturers and students from more than 20 universities, institutes, colleges, and technical/vocational schools in Ha Noi and neighboring localities are gathering to make commitments to build safe and violence-free university campuses for female students, faculty, and staff.

Statement by the President of Nepal, Right Honourable Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the High-level Meeting on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing+25)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action serves as a transformative blueprint for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Despite a steady progress achieved in twelve critical areas of Beijing Declaration, it will take time to fully realize those commitments. Structural gaps and challenges still persist in society. COVID-19 pandemic has risked further aggravating inequalities. We should not let the pandemic stall our progress.

Melemaat to benefit from new ring-road market

Friday, October 2, 2020

Another ring-road market was opened by the Director General of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ms. Cherol Ala Ianna and Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu at Melemaat village yesterday, 1 October 2020.

SheBouncesBack: Supporting natural livelihoods – and healthy handwashing – in China’s highlands

Thursday, October 1, 2020

At #SheBouncesBack, @UNWomen invites women who own small and medium-sized businesses in China to share their stories of fighting the pandemic on the economic front lines. Please join us and share your story!

Emua and Beverly Hills celebrate their new market infrastructure

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The residents of Beverly Hills and Emua communities celebrated the opening of their new markets yesterday, 30 September 2020. The markets were officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Honourable Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau and the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Her Excellency Sarah DeZoeten, and will benefit over 70 households in both communities.

Achieving gender equality key to restoring economic resilience in Asia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Business leaders and policymakers in Thailand said today that top priority must be given to empowering women in the workplace if Asia and the Pacific is to recover from the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 response and recovery efforts need to address systemic gender inequality issues, experts say

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

National strategies to recover from the devastation of COVID-19 must include steps to end the gender inequality that has made women particularly vulnerable to the crisis, experts from around the Asia-Pacific region say. The Beijing+25 Expert Group, with representatives from 22 countries, met online on 15-16 September to review progress on carrying out the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

With UN Women and FAO’s help, families try to recover from Covid-19 pandemic and drought in Viet Nam

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 3,500 people hurt by both the COVID-19 pandemic and drought in southern Viet Nam are now trying to rebuild their livelihoods with cash assistance from UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Support us in responding to humanitarian crises, female activists in Bangladesh say

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Female leaders have called for greater efforts to promote women on the front lines in responding to humanitarian crises in Bangladesh. A diverse group of women front line-humanitarian workers and leaders from Rohingya and host communities spoke at an online forum on Feminism

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