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From flood victims to frontline responders: One women-owned cooperative steps up in rural China

Thursday, January 28, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck China, Qiaotou village was already struggling. Set in the Liupan mountain area of Qinghai province, the village had more than 25 households living under the poverty line at the time, and with transport suspended and markets closed they were particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

UN Women supports efforts to improve LGBTIQ rights in Nepal

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Five years ago, the rights of the LGBTIQ community were recognized in the Constitution of Nepal in article 12 for equality and social justice and in article 18 the right to citizenship.

Entrepreneurs, activists and actors join in for Malaysia launch of a campaign for women’s empowerment in the workplace

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

More than 150 business people, officials and civil society representatives took part in the launch of the campaign Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator Malaysia, aimed at enabling a gender-inclusive culture and implementing the WEPs in Malaysian businesses. 

Digitalization Supports a Boon for Women-owned Micro and Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jakarta, 11 December 2020 – Digitalization and the use of technology has helped businesses, particularly women owners of micro and small businesses (MSBs) to survive the economic downturn cause by the pandemic, according to a new report by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of the National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI) . MSBs are considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy. According to the Indonesian Ministry of...

Recognizing Women’s Important Contribution in the COVID-19 Pandemic through Comic and Illustration

Thursday, December 24, 2020

UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MOWECP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the winners of “Perempuan dan COVID-19” Comic and Illustration Competition.

New Guidelines Launched to Protect Women Migrant Workers’ Rights from Violence during COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection with the support from UN Women, today launched the Guideline on the Protection of Women Migrant Workers during COVID 19 and the Protocol for Handling Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking during COVID-19.

Philippine power distributer Meralco to promote gender inclusivity in the workplace

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Meralco, a leading electric distribution utility in the Philippines, announced that it will give priority to building a gender-inclusive workplace by attracting and developing female talent as well as widen their career opportunities, especially in more experienced and senior positions.

UN Women, Donors Provided Assistance to 450 Families in Waterways Communities

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

UN Women Philippines continued its efforts in helping communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses (Typhoon Vamco), as part of its ongoing efforts in humanitarian aid initiated in November.

My name is Nafasgul Usmani, I was born in Herat, and I am an advocate for change

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In a world where women have to be twice or even three times better than men to have leadership positions and in a country where people living with disabilities are invisible, what Nafasgul Usmati has achieved is remarkable. At the age of 26, she leads a civil society organization in Herat, Afghanistan.

Creators of solutions to stem COVID-19 honored by Indian Government and UN Women

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Women and girls have been disproportionately hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.

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