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Bangladesh students pledge to promote respect for women at home and outside

Monday, March 30, 2020

Hundreds of university students have pledged to adopt and promote greater respect for women at home and in the workplace and community. They made the commitment at a March 5 event that United Nations in Bangladesh organized to celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights. Hundreds of students from youth volunteer organizations and Women’s Peace Café at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University attended the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka.

Break the glass ceiling, a UN Women-organized delegation tells students in Bangladesh

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In a dialogue arranged by UN Women to celebrate International Women’s Day, six senior female diplomats and United Nations officials inspired students of Asian University for Women to try to overcome gender discrimination in society and achieve their life goals. The intergenerational dialogue on March 4 was part of UN Women’s campaign for Generation Equality.

International Women’s Day 2020 key events in Asia Pacific

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The Beijing Platform for Action is recognized as the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. As the global agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organizing and supporting a series of different activities around International Women’s Day. See some of our key events.

China’s companies step up support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A recent surge in support has brought to 74 the number of companies in China that have become official signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and started creating fairer conditions for women in the workplace, marketplace and the community. Since July 1, 2019, 44 companies have submitted the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Companies become official signatories after that statement is approved. As of March 13, there were 74 official signatories in China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Rockcheck Puji Foundation and UN Women reach cooperation with intention to support women recover from COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Rockcheck Puji Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women on 8 March 2020 and reach cooperation with intention to establish a programme to support women recover from COVID-19. Gender perspective is indispensable in humanitarian actions including health emergencies like COVID-19. Existing evidence show that women are more vulnerable, more likely to fall into poverty and lack access to information and resources for recovery.

A woman who learned to cope now helps other women in rural Bangladesh cope

Monday, March 16, 2020

Farida Easmin began her journey of coping and overcoming when she was 16 and her father died suddenly. As the eldest daughter, she had to take care of the others, and she worked in small non-governmental organizations while continuing her studies. “I still remember I used to earn only 1,350 taka per month (about USD15.5 now) and I used that money for expenses for my siblings and family,” she said.

I am Generation Equality: Araya Rungapinya, Thai student activist supporting female entertainers

Monday, March 16, 2020

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. "I think it's time for us to understand the human rights and right to privacy of public figures. Girls in the music and entertainment industry step up on stage to become public figures but being public figures does not mean that anybody can just encroach on their human rights and privacy."

Young changemakers come together to mark International Women’s Day in Asia-Pacific

Monday, March 16, 2020

Six young changemakers working on different areas ranging from violence against women and climate change to indigenous women and LGBTQ issues, came together in Bangkok on 9 March to join the Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD), hosted by the United Nations. At the event, organized as an interactive dialogue under the global IWD theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, participants had the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences on how to strengthen advocacy efforts and youth-led movements advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Twenty-five years after Beijing Declaration, the world “cannot afford” so few women in power

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

[Press Release] Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a dragging pace, with three-quarters of parliamentary seats still held by men, according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU UN Women map of Women in Politics. The data’s publication coincides with the 25-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, which remains the world’s most comprehensive agenda for gender equality.

I am Generation Equality: Subina Shrestha, journalist and filmmaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from Nepal. Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters - from undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath.

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