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More women leaders in business “the best way” to boost recovery from the pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Economies in Asia and the Pacific will recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic if more women are appointed at the top of supply chains, and women’s opportunities are prioritized throughout the workplace.

UN Women, Donors Provided Assistance to 450 Families in Waterways Communities

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

UN Women Philippines continued its efforts in helping communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses (Typhoon Vamco), as part of its ongoing efforts in humanitarian aid initiated in November.

KP government committed to ending violence against women in province

Friday, November 27, 2020

Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Information Technology Zia Ullah Bangash along with members of Women Parliamentary Caucus KP (WPC-KP) on Thursday unveiled the Code of Conduct for Protection of Women against Harassment at Workplace displayed at the Provincial Assembly KP to express commitment for fighting harassment and violence against women. The Advisor and WPC members on the occasion said that the KP government was committed to take all necessary actions and accelerate efforts to end all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in the province.

UN Women Leads Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Ulysses in Luzon, Philippines

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Supported by private-sector partners, UN Women has begun leading efforts to help thousands of people affected by a typhoon in Rizal province on Luzon Island, northern Philippines.

Filipina business leaders win prestigious UN Women awards for gender equality in the workplace

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Four Filipino companies that give priority to gender equality and women’s leadership in business and the workplace have won the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards given by UN Women in the Asia-Pacific. They qualify to compete at the regional WEPs Awards event in December after bagging the top national gender equality trophies.

UNSCR 1325, 20 Years Hence: Celebrating Gains, Learning Lessons, Moving Forward

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Around 100 women leaders, advocates and civil society organizations working on gender equality and peace will be gathered in a series of online activities this October to mark the 20th year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. The celebrations will be led by UN Women, in partnership with the Women Engaged in Action 1325 (WEACT 1325) as well as the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC), with support from the Government of Norway.

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.

Women in the Philippines raise their voices in the new BARMM to recognize women’s contribution to nation-building

Friday, March 29, 2019

Over 100 women from various communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) gathered today in Davao City to call for women’s meaningful participation in the newly established political entity. The Inaugural Bangsamoro Women’s Summit, led by UN Women in collaboration with the governments of Norway, Australia and Canada, brings together women from the communities in the Bangsamoro.

When more women work, economies grow: European Union and UN Women partner to boost women’s economic rights and opportunities in Asia

Friday, March 8, 2019

The European Union and UN Women jointly launched today a 3-year WeEmpowerAsia programme to encourage the private sector to expand economic participation and business opportunities for women in seven Asian countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Funded by the EU, UN Women will implement the €8 million programme aiming to integrate gender concerns into business practices in the region. WeEmpowerAsia will promote dialogue among women’s groups and the public and private sector so as to enable a business environment that empowers women; provide skills training...

ASEAN agencies from different sectors join forces to improve the protection of women migrant workers in crisis situations

Friday, December 15, 2017

Four ASEAN sectoral bodies, overseeing women’s and children’s rights, migrant workers, and disaster management, met in Manila today for the first time to discuss the particular challenges facing women migrant workers in crisis situations. Women migrant workers are often the most vulnerable to crises, and have the least access to support services and tools...

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