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With UN Women and FAO’s help, families try to recover from Covid-19 pandemic and drought in Viet Nam

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 3,500 people hurt by both the COVID-19 pandemic and drought in southern Viet Nam are now trying to rebuild their livelihoods with cash assistance from UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Support us in responding to humanitarian crises, female activists in Bangladesh say

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Female leaders have called for greater efforts to promote women on the front lines in responding to humanitarian crises in Bangladesh. A diverse group of women front line-humanitarian workers and leaders from Rohingya and host communities spoke at an online forum on Feminism

In Myanmar, quarantine facilities become first responders for returning migrant women

Thursday, September 17, 2020

At first, it was difficult for the women migrant returnees to settle into the quarantine centres and hold to physical distancing rules. Fear of stigmatisation of those who have stayed in quarantine facilities has also been a huge concern, so much so that some women hid or bribed taxi drivers to drive them directly to their home villages.

Youth Leaders from China sharing their innovative approaches on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment

Thursday, August 27, 2020

On July 10th, 2020, young leaders from China together with representatives from UN Women, research institutions, media and private sector companies attended “Promoting Gender Equality through Social Innovations” online dialogue co-organized by UN Women China and Tencent, one of China’s leading tech companies.

In Thailand, #HeforSheAtHome rallies men and boys to cook, clean and care for equality

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

With COVID-19 shutdowns shining a light on gender inequality in the home, thousands of Thai men respond by embracing the #HeForSheAtHome campaign and taking on their fair share of household labor and standing up against violence.

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

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.

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...

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