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In Nepal, a woman-managed quarantine centre tends to women’s unique needs and recovery

Friday, July 10, 2020

Across the globe, many migrants have been waiting to reunite with their families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions to prevent its spread.

COVID-19 and the Peace Villages

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great challenge and is increasing gender-based inequalities around the world. Beyond exacerbating existing socioeconomic disparities, the COVID-19 crisis potentially fuels local conflict with the spread of misinformation, discrimination, and stigmatization against marginalized groups.

Sustaining women led enterprises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

In 2017, 35-year-old Anita Kumari Chaudhary from Rautahat, Nepal, – attended a vocational training program on tailoring. Little did she know that the course would have been so valuable as she would be sewing masks in 2020 to keep her community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am quite afraid of the spread, but I have no other choice: no work, no pay

Saturday, June 27, 2020

“While everyone is trying to avoid touching surfaces, there is a group of workers who are contending with COVID-19 on the surfaces they are cleaning. Malinee Kongpan, one of the cleaners for the Bangkok Transit System, is working harder to keep all the surfaces at BTS stations hygienic.”

Building resilience within our ecosystem and beyond

Friday, June 26, 2020

During crises, volunteers play a vital role to provide support to people. Since the spread of COVID-19, they are working hard to help manage the situation. By doing so, they are staying at the frontline and are at high risk.

Women refugees on the front lines of COVID-19 response

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We’re bringing forward the voices of women refugees who have been on the front lines of the pandemic, and who know the specific needs of their community better than anyone else. From sharing information on how to prevent the virus spread in Bangladesh to sewing protective face masks in Kenya, women refugees have stepped up to protect their communities and they cannot afford to be invisible in recovery plans.

As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s organizations lead their communities through recovery

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

“When the first storm hit, I knew that this time around it would be a bigger challenge for the women in Satkhira. Between a pandemic and a disaster, we didn’t know what to worry about more. But the starting point in helping these communities is to engage women in the response and planning,” said Shampa Goswami, who leads ‘Prerona Nari Unnayan Sanggathan’ (Prerona), a community-based women’s organization in the Satkhira district in the southern tip of...

Across the Pacific, crisis centres respond to COVID-19 amid natural disasters

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gender-based violence crisis centres from six countries in the Pacific have faced not only the COVID-19 crisis, but also in some countries, the dual impact of a tropical cyclone. UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme works in close collaboration with government, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls, and increase access to quality response services for survivors, especially during emergencies.

Ending sexual bribery and empowering widows in Sri Lanka to bring peace to their communities

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sharmila* was 25 years old when her husband was abducted by an armed group. Despite several of her neighbors witnessing the abduction, Sharmila was not able to find her husband or receive help from authorities.

Promoting solidarity through comedy during COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The video entitled “The Famdemic” – starring Farhana Muna from Bangladesh, Naveen Richard from India, Harith Iskander from Malaysia, Haresh Tilani from Singapore, and Aerin Yuktadatta from Thailand – recounts a videocall from one family struggling to get along during quarantine. Produced with the generous funding of the Government of Japan, the video is available with subtitles in Bengali, English, Malay, Thai languages.

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