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UN Women and Indosat Ooredoo Partners to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

Friday, June 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges and is increasing gender-based inequalities around the globe, including in Indonesia.

UN Women and WE HUB to Catalyze India’s Fashion Industry

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The #IndustryDisruptor Challenge provides entrepreneurs of all genders with female-benefitting enterprises in India the chance to tackle sustainability issues in the fashion industry. [Press Release]   NEW DELHI, INDIA – State-led incubator WE HUB will now be able to economically empower more women in India through its collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia . The cooperation will bring together startups passionate about gender...

Gender Monitoring Network calls the Government of Bangladesh to take urgent action for a Gender-Responsive COVID 19 Relief and Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The civil society organizations participating in the Gender Monitoring Network facilitated by UN Women, are concerned by how the COVID 19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting women and girls.

UN Women and Connected Women Team up to Help More Businesses Transition to Digital

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Manila, Philippines – Social impact startup Connected Women will now be able to reach and educate more Filipino women entrepreneurs, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia.

Press release: The Government of Japan funds UN Women programmes to address the challenges of women and girls during COVID-19

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Government of Japan has contributed US$4,545,454 to UN Women programmes to protect the lives and dignity of women and girls, as well as address the challenges they face by COVID -19.

‘Opportunity’ in crisis: UN regional forum on business and human rights seeks high road in post COVID-19 recovery

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Bangkok – A United Nations business and human rights forum has cautioned that there cannot be a return to business as usual in the Asia Pacific region in the post-COVID 19 recovery phase.  In a joint video statement from the Asia and Pacific heads of six leading international organisations, delegates were urged to focus on human and labour rights, the environment and the vulnerable - including children and women, when redesigning public and business policy responses and as global...

Category-5 Cyclone Resilient Rakiraki Market Opens

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The people of Rakiraki today celebrated the official opening of the new Rakiraki Market by Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (RET) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The new structure is a great example of the partnership between the Government of Fiji, and the Australian Government through the Markets for Change project implemented by UN Women. The new market is Category 5 cyclone-resilient and includes a 40-bed accommodation centre for rural women vendors to stay overnight, improving their personal security and the safety of their produce.

Experts discuss the gendered impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Around 150 people from diverse background attended a virtual discussion on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 organized by UN Women on 19 May 2020.

UN Women partners with Viber to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Friday, April 24, 2020

UN Women Nepal and Rakuten Viber, the company behind the messenger and call app Viber, entered into a partnership to use this innovative platform to reach out to communities in order to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE).

Women hit harder by socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific, says UN Women report

Thursday, April 9, 2020

[Press release]Gender and social inequalities that underpinned societies in Asia and the Pacific before the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are now exacerbated, making bad situations for women and girls even worse, warns a new report by UN Women. The report entitled The First 100 Days of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Asia and the Pacific: A Gender Lens, presents a snapshot of the gender dimensions of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and captures promising practices for integrating gender in preparedness and response planning while proposing potential and entry points to mitigate the socio-economic impacts for women and girls in the region.

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