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Bringing gender equality home and taking it to work: UN Women partners with IKEA in China

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

IKEA China and UN Women China have launched a partnership to address two interlinked issues that hinder women’s economic empowerment: unpaid care and domestic work, and violence against women.

Ten defining moments for women in 2020

Saturday, December 19, 2020

From new laws addressing domestic violence and equality to women’s critical leadership during the global pandemic, join us to celebrate some key moments for gender equality this year.

Hidden Challenges: Addressing Sexual Bribery in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 18, 2020

The economic empowerment model focused on a sequence of trainings – including product development, financial literacy, business management, business planning, marketing techniques and use of technology to further develop or upscale their businesses.

UN Women, business partners send relief to 3,250 families affected by typhoon in Philippines

Thursday, December 17, 2020

UN Women and businesses mobilized by broadcast journalist Karen Davila have brought hygiene kits and other relief goods to hundreds of women and girls whose lives were upended by a typhoon in Rizal province on Luzon Island, Philippines.

Our Orange World – Leaving No One Behind in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has already exacerbated the gender and social inequalities making bad situations for women and girls worse. There is an urgent need that response and recovery efforts must prioritize the needs of women and girls. Despite the challenges put forth by lockdowns and other travel restrictions, the spirit behind 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (from 25 November to 10 December 2020) remains high.

Joint UN Programme to support collaboration and effective labour migration governance launched on eve of International Migrants Day

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colombo, New Delhi and Bangkok – With the ultimate goal to ensure that labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States, three UN agencies today launched the Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia (GOALS) regional labour migration programme , on the eve of International Migrants Day. GOALS is a three-year programme jointly implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour...

Winners revealed of new UN award for women’s empowerment in business

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Eighteen outstanding companies and individuals across Asia-Pacific have been awarded a new UN Women prize for gender equality after a four-month long competitive selection process with more than 400 qualifying applications from 17 countries.

"You are not alone! Call our helplines. A social worker will be on the other end to listen and help"

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Pacita “Bing” Fortin, social worker at the Babaeng BiyaHero Psychosocial Support Team, Quezon City, The Philippines

“Women migrant workers deserve the rights to come home safely and comfortably.”

Friday, December 11, 2020

An interview with Dr. Ir. Harry Hikmat, M.Si Director-General of Social Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia, and Rara Saraswati, Assistant at Rumah Perlindungon Trauma Center

“If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, help is available. Find out where the nearest shelter is, or call a hotline number for help!”

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Linh*, hotline operator for a shelter that supports women and girls experiencing violence.

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