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Championing a more peaceful, secure and gender-inclusive BARMM

Monday, March 1, 2021

As a demonstration of commitment to place gender at the core of collaborative security action in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines, representatives from the Government and from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, security actors and representatives from women’s organizations came together for a three-day workshop (3–5 February 2021) to discuss how to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues related to gender and security in BARMM.

For Equality and the Economy: Exploring the Gender Dimension of Timor-Leste’s Tourism Sector

Monday, February 8, 2021

Tourism has a unique potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, and promote innovation for more sustainable development, and in particular support development of the municipalities in Timor-Leste. Developing tourism in Timor-Leste means business, and business in tourism means women.

Choosing to Change the Narrative, 44 Youth Make Use of Digital Tools to Counter Hate Speech and Promote Social Cohesion

Monday, February 8, 2021

As more individuals and young people are using digital spaces, the widespread issue of online hate speech and the tension of social cohesion amid the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining greater visibility.

Getting to know UN Women staff

Monday, February 8, 2021

Gemma joined UN Women Timor-Leste’s Communications and Advocacy Internship program for 6 months. This program is designed for enrolled university or higher education students and recent graduates that aims to increase their knowledge on the work of UN Women in the areas of gender equality and women empowerment. Successful candidates can also learn about the UN system as well as experience a bigger picture of being in the development sector.

Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event today to mark the launch of the national consultations across Fiji to produce a whole-of-government and whole-of-community, evidence-based, measurable, inclusive and funded five-year National Action Plan (2021-2026).

From flood victims to frontline responders: One women-owned cooperative steps up in rural China

Thursday, January 28, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck China, Qiaotou village was already struggling. Set in the Liupan mountain area of Qinghai province, the village had more than 25 households living under the poverty line at the time, and with transport suspended and markets closed they were particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

UN Women supports efforts to improve LGBTIQ rights in Nepal

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Five years ago, the rights of the LGBTIQ community were recognized in the Constitution of Nepal in article 12 for equality and social justice and in article 18 the right to citizenship.

Entrepreneurs, activists and actors join in for Malaysia launch of a campaign for women’s empowerment in the workplace

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

More than 150 business people, officials and civil society representatives took part in the launch of the campaign Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator Malaysia, aimed at enabling a gender-inclusive culture and implementing the WEPs in Malaysian businesses. 

Philippine power distributer Meralco to promote gender inclusivity in the workplace

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Meralco, a leading electric distribution utility in the Philippines, announced that it will give priority to building a gender-inclusive workplace by attracting and developing female talent as well as widen their career opportunities, especially in more experienced and senior positions.

Creators of solutions to stem COVID-19 honored by Indian Government and UN Women

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Women and girls have been disproportionately hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.

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