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Shukria’s Blog: COVID-19 adding to the long list of tragedies women face in Afghanistan

Thursday, August 13, 2020

More than in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately hurt Afghanistan’s women and girls, who already have been disproportionately hurt by four decades of war, poverty, prejudice and lack of education and security.

A Strong Role Model for her Daughters

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bobita Rani Bormon, a single mother with two daughters lives in Savar, an area about 25 kilometers away from Dhaka city. She has been working for a readymade garment (RMG) factory, as a senior operator for six months and before that I worked with another RMG factory for two years.

From Generation Equality to the Future of Work: Joint Effort on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Work Place

Monday, August 10, 2020

As part of UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women China Office and the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia jointly organized ILO-UN Women Conference on Gender Equality and the Future of Work to take stock of the progress made over the past decades and explore ways forward on creating an equal and safe future of work for women, on September23-24 in Beijing.

India’s Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem Gets A Boost From 80 Top Innovators

Monday, August 10, 2020

Eighty selected start-ups passionate about gender equality and eager to make more sustainable and women-benefiting fashion can now offer a better future to India’s fashion world, thanks to WeEmpowerAsia’s incubator program, Industry Disruptor.

WeEmpowerAsia trains Filipino women for AI’s new workforce

Monday, August 10, 2020

Manila, Philippines – With the Philippines already facing the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerated by the ‘new normal’, Filipino women are being trained for the future of work as data labelers, virtual assistants and more, with help from social impact start-up Connected Women and the joint EU-UN Women programme WeEmpowerAsia . Seventy Filipino women were selected in July for the first cohort of the pilot training ‘Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence...

WEPs Signatories Get Together to Learn about Gender

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Beijing, China – Seventy-six Chinese and European stakeholders attending a virtual event hosted by UN Women have made clear that businesses have a powerful role to play to make gender equality a reality. The UN Women China-hosted webinar. Screenshot: UN Women/Wang Jinyi Now in its second edition, the webinar training of China’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) network on July 15 brought together advocates, business leaders and representatives of the private and...

Surviving in the market space

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How has COVID 19 impacted Pacific women and girls? As some Pacific island nations reverse COVID 19-related restrictions, states are beginning to shift their focus on rejuvenating their economies.

WeEmpowerAsia ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum brings together representatives of Viet Nam’s private companies and European businesses based-locally for a signing ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

New Data on Women’s Experiences and Men’s Perpetration of Violence Inform Approaches to Prevent Family Violence in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, August 3, 2020

For the first time ever, prevalence data is available on men’s use of violence, alongside women’s experience of violence in Kiribati. This data and its key findings are from the ‘South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati’ which collected data related to community attitudes and behaviours on violence against women and girls in South Tarawa.

UN Women and World Design Organization team up to develop innovative, human-centric design solutions to prevent violence against women and girls

Monday, August 3, 2020

UN Women in Asia and the Pacific and World Design Organization (WDO)® have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to identify design solutions to support the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The collaboration between the two organizations aims to address this violence through the lens of design to identify human-centric, solution-based initiatives that will contribute to achieving multiple development outcomes including better health, education, civic participation and gender equality.

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