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Call for applications: Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

Monday, July 1, 2019

The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25 th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20 th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10 th anniversary of the creation of UN Women. As we take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Tongan youth-led solutions to reduce violence against women and girls

Monday, July 1, 2019

The new ‘Front Row Against Violence’ project led by Talitha Project in partnership with UN Women will target youth and sports to ensure girls in Tonga are empowered, have equal access to opportunities, and live free from all forms of violence. The Talitha Project partnership with UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) is supported by the EUR19.5million Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls programme funded by the European Union (EUR12.7m) and Australian Government (EUR6.2m) with support from UN Women (EUR0.6m).

To accelerate gender equality, UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians

Friday, June 28, 2019

[Press release] In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, today called upon global parliamentarians to build on the experiences and best practices from Member States on how to achieve a gender equal world via legislation and parliamentary work.

Fast Retailing and UN Women Sign Global Partnership to Empower Female Workers in Apparel Industry

Friday, June 28, 2019

[Press Release] Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., parent of the Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO, and UN Women announced today a global partnership to champion women’s rights and empowerment in the apparel industry. This is the first formal alliance between UN Women and a clothing company based in Asia. “Fast Retailing is committed to ensure that all women who are main players in our business can fully demonstrate their abilities. This is essential for the sustainable growth of the entire supply chain, as well as to continue to offer products that meet customer expectations,” said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.

Sports Media Workshop Results in 14 Participants Being Awarded Pacific Games Media Internships

Friday, June 28, 2019

This week Samoan journalism students have been awarded internships with major media outlets covering the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, as a result of the Equal Playing Field; Reporting for Women and Sport workshop.

Using gender data to tell stories and spur social change in Asia Pacific

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Numbers often tell a story, but when it comes to gender issues, data is often missing or misunderstood. Where gender data does exist, and it is presented effectively to paint a vivid picture of gaps and progress, it can be an important driver of development projects and initiatives for social change. To encourage and expand the use of data in reporting gender stories and accomplishments, 25 participants from eight countries in Asia-Pacific took part in a Workshop on communicating gender data: promoting better use and delivering impactful messages. Jointly organized by UN Women’s Gender Statistics team and the Statistical Office of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

UN Women supports Vietnamese women entrepreneurs in the Green Economy

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Green Economy, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, aims to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities; it is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive. Green economies have become the subject of serious discussion by governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations alike. Green economies encompass economic, social and environmental concerns in accordance with sustainable development principles.

An #EqualPlayingField for Women and Sport Planned for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

More than twenty journalists, journalism students and athletes are sharing media reporting good practice and social media ideas to further improve coverage of women champion athletes during the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

Migrant domestic workers: Voices you need to hear

Friday, June 21, 2019

Escaping poverty and earning higher income can often mean taking risks, and for women migrating into domestic work these risks are often worth taking. But many domestic workers find themselves receiving poor wages, working excessive hours, and exposed to labour and human rights violations. Hear from Bangladeshi women who, despite challenges, chose to migrate in the hopes of finding a better life for themselves and their families, and learn how we can work together to protect their human rights and dignity.

President to launch the Strengthening Peaceful Village project to support safer homes and villages free from domestic violence

Friday, June 21, 2019

More than 90 people living in villages in South Tarawa are taking the lead to promote gender equality and to ensure safe and peaceful families and homes.

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