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Leading companies in India chart next steps to achieve gender equality goals

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New Delhi, India – Representatives of 25 companies in India have discussed the next steps they can take to create more opportunities for women in private businesses, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

Bangladesh students pledge to promote respect for women at home and outside

Monday, March 30, 2020

Hundreds of university students have pledged to adopt and promote greater respect for women at home and in the workplace and community. They made the commitment at a March 5 event that United Nations in Bangladesh organized to celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights. Hundreds of students from youth volunteer organizations and Women’s Peace Café at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University attended the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka.

Break the glass ceiling, a UN Women-organized delegation tells students in Bangladesh

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In a dialogue arranged by UN Women to celebrate International Women’s Day, six senior female diplomats and United Nations officials inspired students of Asian University for Women to try to overcome gender discrimination in society and achieve their life goals. The intergenerational dialogue on March 4 was part of UN Women’s campaign for Generation Equality.

China’s companies step up support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A recent surge in support has brought to 74 the number of companies in China that have become official signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and started creating fairer conditions for women in the workplace, marketplace and the community. Since July 1, 2019, 44 companies have submitted the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Companies become official signatories after that statement is approved. As of March 13, there were 74 official signatories in China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Rockcheck Puji Foundation and UN Women reach cooperation with intention to support women recover from COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Rockcheck Puji Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women on 8 March 2020 and reach cooperation with intention to establish a programme to support women recover from COVID-19. Gender perspective is indispensable in humanitarian actions including health emergencies like COVID-19. Existing evidence show that women are more vulnerable, more likely to fall into poverty and lack access to information and resources for recovery.

Young changemakers come together to mark International Women’s Day in Asia-Pacific

Monday, March 16, 2020

Six young changemakers working on different areas ranging from violence against women and climate change to indigenous women and LGBTQ issues, came together in Bangkok on 9 March to join the Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD), hosted by the United Nations. At the event, organized as an interactive dialogue under the global IWD theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, participants had the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences on how to strengthen advocacy efforts and youth-led movements advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Viet Nam’s journalists learn how to report on women and risks of climate change

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Two dozen Vietnamese journalists are now able to better report on how women can help prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, thanks to a training co-organized by UN Women. Empower Women for Climate-Resilient Societies, a joint project UN Women and United Nations Environment Programme, collaborated with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority in organizing the training last November 21-22 in this city in central Viet Nam. A total of 26 print, broadcast, digital and photo journalists from 17 media outlets attended.

The European Union and UN Women Call for Accelerating Progress towards Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, the European Union in Indonesia together with UN Women organized a public discussion on 25 November 2019 on women’s rights to live free from violence. In line with this year’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Orange the world: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape, it was also highlighted how everyone can contribute to making a world that is equal and violence free, from supporting and believing survivors, to speaking out to end the rape culture that allows sexual violence to be normalized.

Supporting Women Survivors of GBV to Obtain Services and Access Justice

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Various studies have demonstrated that women are at risk of physical, emotional and financial abuse both within their households and in public spaces, which prevents them from unlocking their full potential in the social, economic and political spheres. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), 5660 crimes were reported against women in 2017 and these numbers are just the tip of the iceberg, as VAWG is severely under-reported due to various factors such as illiteracy, fear, perception of dishonour and lack of resources to seek justice.

Philippine Police and Customs Officers Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Officers of the Philippine security sector gathered in Manila to discuss needs of women and girls in cross-border situations. The five-day training in Manila aimed to strengthen a gender-responsive, survivor-centred approach to transnational crime investigations. It was hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Women with support from the Government of Canada.

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