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Inclusion of women with disabilities imperative for women economic empowerment

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

[Press release] Improving economic situation of women is beneficial to society as it accelerates developments and contributes to reducing poverty, said His Excellency Kjell-Gunnar Eriksen, Ambassador of Norway to Pakistan, at the dialogue on leaving no one behind – opportunities and challenges for promoting women’s economic empowerment (WEE) with focus on women with disabilities organized by UN Women Pakistan here on Tuesday.

Outreach Services REACH Ha'apai and Vavaʻu Remote Communities

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

[Press release] The roll out of the REACH pilot in Vava’u and Ha’apai, from 23 September to 4 October, was led by the Government of Tonga’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, with support from UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through contributions from the Government of Denmark. The REACH mobile service delivery model began in Fiji in 2015, and this year is expanding to Tonga and Samoa.

Family Support Centre and UN Women Strengthen Relationship to Increase Support Services to Victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

[Press release] The Solomon Islands’ Family Support Centre (FSC) and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) today launched a new project that increases support services to victims of sexual and gender-based violence. The new ‘Increasing Counseling Outreach for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence’ project ensures women and girl survivors of violence have better access to counseling and case management services in the provinces of Guadalcanal, Isabel and Temotu.

KPITB relaunches ‘Safe Women’ App with enhanced features

Thursday, January 16, 2020

[Press release] Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Wednesday arranged a demonstration of an upgraded ‘Safe Women’ mobile phone application developed for female commuters of Pink Sakura Buses. Following procurement of Pink Sakura buses in Mardan and Abbottabad, the app has been upgraded to allow commuters to connect with their family and friends while travelling through live location sharing feature.

UN Women to Support Provincial Initiatives on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangka Belitung Islands

Friday, January 3, 2020

[Press release] The Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Islands and UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment announced on 26 December its partnership to support women's entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment in Bangka Belitung Islands. This collaboration reinforced the shared goal of both organizations to realizing women’s rights for equal economic opportunity.

‘Mind the Gap’ workshop concludes with commitment on advancing gender equality in private sector companies

Monday, December 23, 2019

[Press release] Mind the Gap, a three-day workshop concluded here with commitments from Human Resources (HR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioners from sixteen leading private sector national and international companies to adapt to global best practices on women economic empowerment and advance gender equality within private sector companies in line with Women Empowerment Principles (WEP).

Until we end violence, we must support women and girl survivors and protect them: Acting Australian High Commissioner, Brek Batley

Friday, December 20, 2019

[Press release] UN Women collaborated with the Ministry of Human Rights today to hold a national level consultation on the Essential Services Package (ESP) in order to ensure that quality services are provided to women and girls subject to violence in Pakistan. The aim of this programme is to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence.

UN Women calls business leaders to join the movement to end all forms of violence against women

Friday, December 13, 2019

[Press release] Business leaders have a key role to play to address intimate partner violence as a workplace issue. When workplaces understand, recognize and respond to violence against women, women can continue to work and access the support they need, a UN Women report says. With the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UN Women is launching today, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, case studies showing how 14 diverse organizations across the Asia-Pacific region are addressing intimate partner violence as a workplace issue.

Empowered Pakistani Woman: An exchange of experience event with Women Parliamentary Caucuses and Parliamentarians

Friday, December 6, 2019

[Press release] “We cannot achieve gender equality without ending violence against women and girls. I would strongly recommend Women Parliamentary Caucuses (WPC) of National and Provincial Assemblies to review all existing laws and introduce amendments in bills for further improving legislation to safeguard women rights and end violence,” said Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser as the chief guest of an exchange of experience event.

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

Friday, November 29, 2019

Ministers and high-level officials from 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have committed to intensify priority actions towards realizing women’s rights and fundamental freedoms for an equal future. The Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review was adopted after intense negotiations at a three-day Ministerial Conference, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific this week.

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