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Women increase operational effectiveness of law enforcement in ASEAN region, but barriers to participation persist: INTERPOL, UNODC, UN Women report

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

[Press release] Report highlights the essential role played by women police officers in addressing criminal offences and urges ASEAN authorities to create the conditions for their professional advancement Bangkok (Thailand), 26 August 2020 – A new report by INTERPOL, UNODC and UN Women entitled “Women in Law Enforcement in the ASEAN Region”, has found that while women contribute to more effective law enforcement, they still face many hurdles in their involvement across...

From where I stand: “I believe that violence against women is never okay. I do all I can to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

Monday, August 24, 2020

Shila Ale is a well-recognized woman human rights defender from Barahathawa Municipality, Province 2, Nepal. As member of Respect Nepal, a grassroots women’s organization (GWO), she has been working relentlessly to strengthen access to justice for women and excluded groups.

From Where I Stand: “I Empower Women Who Survived Violence to Stand Up for Their Rights. This is My Job. My Dream Job” - Khatera’s story, psychologist in rural Afghanistan.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Khatera Akhgar, 26, always stood up for her rights in her conservative community in Afghanistan. Now she is helping other women heal from the psychological impact of gender-based violence.

Helping women entrepreneurs in Asia and Europe to thrive under lockdown

Friday, August 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical role of collaboration in creating gender-inclusive ecosystems where women can emerge and thrive. As the European Union, UN Women and its partners Bopinc and The DO School highlight their commitment to helping more women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the World Entrepreneurs Day this year, two initiatives should be recognised for their remarkable progress in providing the space and tools these women need: the Entrepreneurship Accelerator and Industry Disruptor.

Camille Wauters “We see how positive these changes have been for the whole society.”

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Camille Wauters in Timorese traditional dress. Photo: UN Women/Helio Miguel Camille Wauters has been with UN Women since 2008. She started working in Niger as a UN Volunteer for UN Women as Economic Empowerment Officer and then continued working in Palestine. She has been working at the Timor-Leste Country Office since 2014, where she managed the Gender Mainstreaming programme and later the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) programme. Let’s hear more about her work with UN Women Timor...

UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment and Prevention of Violence Information Materials to Support Women Migrant Workers during COVID-19

Thursday, August 20, 2020

UN Women and the European Union (EU) handed over 3,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE), hygiene kit, and information materials for preventing violence against women to the Ministry of Social Affairs. The kits will be distributed to returning Indonesian migrant workers as part of the joint commitment to support Government of Indonesia in its efforts towards containing COVID-19.

Leading companies in Viet Nam sign the CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Press release] Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Twenty-one business leaders in Viet Nam joining a forum hosted by UN Women have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as they chart the next steps to achieve gender equality in workplace, marketplace and community. The companies endorsed the Statement in the presence of the “Equality Means Business” forum organizers – UN Women, the EU Delegation in Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Women...

Gap analysis report launched to identify and fix legislative gaps to end violence against women in KP

Monday, August 17, 2020

PESHAWAR: Women Parliamentary Caucus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WPC-KP) and UN Women Pakistan today launched a report on “Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)” to provide an in-depth analysis of the normative, implementation and monitoring gaps in the legislative framework of the province and to identify and document gaps in the existing provincial legal framework and implementation process.

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

From Where I stand: “I am listening, I am with you.”

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sabina Rimal is the Program Officer at Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) Nepal, an organization working for the protection and promotion of women’s human rights. In her role, Rimal counsels survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and manages supervision of psycho-social counseling sessions and coordination of safe houses across WOREC‘s network in Nepal.

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