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LeadWomen and UN Women invite top 300 Malaysian companies to commit to gender equality

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

LeadWomen Sdn Bhd and UN Women today announced new and expansive commitments for the economic empowerment of women that will target 300 leading companies in Malaysia by September 2021.

Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Indonesia, together with the world, is going to celebrate for the first time, “the International Equal Pay Day”, on 18 September. This international day marks the commitment of the United Nations to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.

WDD, PCSW and UN Women launch Gap Analysis Report to identify and address legislative gaps for ending violence against women in Punjab

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab, the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and UN Women Pakistan launched a seminal report on ‘Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Punjab’ on Tuesday.

WeEmpowerAsia Thailand WEPs Signing Ceremony ‘Principles into Practice’

Friday, September 11, 2020

Up to 100 chief executives are expected to sign the CEO Statement of Support as they commit to the seven WEPs Principles and intensify their efforts to bring more women in at all levels, including giving women senior corporate posts and treating all workers fairly.

UN Women and Asian Development Bank (ADB) join forces to step up COVID-19 gender-sensitive responses

Thursday, September 10, 2020

UN Women and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have announced a new collaboration that would aim to protect women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region from the COVID-19 pandemic’s multiple negative consequences on jobs, livelihoods and well-being.

UN Women and Gojek Collaborate to Enhance the Economic Empowerment of Women in Indonesia

Friday, September 4, 2020

Jakarta, 7 September 2020 – UN Women and Gojek, Southeast Asia's leading on-demand, multi-service tech platform, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in Indonesia. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Gojek’s commitment towards enabling inclusive growth across communities, the MoU will provide a strong framework for strengthening and leveraging synergies and...

EU-funded project WeEmpowerAsia launches UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Timed with the 10th anniversary of the WEPs, the Awards will offer business leaders and companies a unique opportunity to be recognized and make their efforts to advance gender equality visible amongst their customers, employees and partners, as well as inspire others to take action for wider impact.

Women increase operational effectiveness of law enforcement in ASEAN region, but barriers to participation persist: INTERPOL, UNODC, UN Women report

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

[Press release] Report highlights the essential role played by women police officers in addressing criminal offences and urges ASEAN authorities to create the conditions for their professional advancement Bangkok (Thailand), 26 August 2020 – A new report by INTERPOL, UNODC and UN Women entitled “Women in Law Enforcement in the ASEAN Region”, has found that while women contribute to more effective law enforcement, they still face many hurdles in their involvement across...

UN Women and the European Union Deliver Personal Protective Equipment and Prevention of Violence Information Materials to Support Women Migrant Workers during COVID-19

Thursday, August 20, 2020

UN Women and the European Union (EU) handed over 3,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE), hygiene kit, and information materials for preventing violence against women to the Ministry of Social Affairs. The kits will be distributed to returning Indonesian migrant workers as part of the joint commitment to support Government of Indonesia in its efforts towards containing COVID-19.

Leading companies in Viet Nam sign the CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Press release] Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Twenty-one business leaders in Viet Nam joining a forum hosted by UN Women have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as they chart the next steps to achieve gender equality in workplace, marketplace and community. The companies endorsed the Statement in the presence of the “Equality Means Business” forum organizers – UN Women, the EU Delegation in Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Women...

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