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Young designers and experts imagine innovative solutions to prevent violence against women in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What happens when you bring together more than a hundred bright young professionals from twenty-nine countries across disciplines ranging from design, psychology, international development, to tackle the issue of violence against women over two weeks?

Groups supported by EU and UN tell of their help for Thailand’s female migrant workers

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Continuing efforts must be made to ensure that women migrant workers in Thailand are safe from violence and can access essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, say civil society groups supported by a European Union-United Nations programme. These services must be improved but at the same time made more available to all women migrant workers regardless of their immigration status, said Poonsap Tulaphan, the director of Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion.

UN Women WEPs Activator Malaysia Campaign & 1st Awareness Session

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What: Companies in Malaysia committed to gender diversity are invited to register for UN Women’s newly launched awareness training programme in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). From November 2020 to April 2021, the WEPs Awareness Training sessions will be held to further awareness about the Principles, identify participating companies’ strengths and gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality through the WEPs Gender...

Thai celebrity Cindy Sirinya Bishop campaigning for women’s rights as new UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thai celebrity and rights activist Cindy Sirinya Bishop is working to stop violence and other abuses against women as the newly appointed UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific. Bishop, 41, is a model and actress who is best known as the host of Asia's Next Top Model, a television show broadcast in most countries in the region.

Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What: The Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers” will convene representatives of government agencies, businesses, women’s organizations, civil society and academia for discussions on policymaking and advocacy for the full and equal economic participation of women and the marginalized sectors. Discussions are also expected to help raise awareness of the Women’s...

Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum “For a Prosperous and Sustainable Economy”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2020 will bring together 150 representatives from government, business, women’s organizations and the international community for discussions on advancing gender equality goals for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

Melemaat to benefit from new ring-road market

Friday, October 2, 2020

Another ring-road market was opened by the Director General of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ms. Cherol Ala Ianna and Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu at Melemaat village yesterday, 1 October 2020.

SheBouncesBack: Supporting natural livelihoods – and healthy handwashing – in China’s highlands

Thursday, October 1, 2020

At #SheBouncesBack, @UNWomen invites women who own small and medium-sized businesses in China to share their stories of fighting the pandemic on the economic front lines. Please join us and share your story!

Emua and Beverly Hills celebrate their new market infrastructure

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The residents of Beverly Hills and Emua communities celebrated the opening of their new markets yesterday, 30 September 2020. The markets were officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Honourable Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau and the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Her Excellency Sarah DeZoeten, and will benefit over 70 households in both communities.

Achieving gender equality key to restoring economic resilience in Asia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Business leaders and policymakers in Thailand said today that top priority must be given to empowering women in the workplace if Asia and the Pacific is to recover from the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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