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Friday, March 1, 2019
Innovation and technology present both unprecedented opportunities and challenges. While they can be leveraged to drive positive changes and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the process of technological automation makes women particularly vulnerable and could lead to greater gender inequality in the labour market as well as exacerbate trends of gender digital divide. In commemoration of International...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Media representatives are invited to an important event to launch the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), commemorated by the United Nations under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. This year’s theme is “#HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Girls”, reflecting on the unprecedented global and regional mobilization behind #MeToo and other movements that are...
Monday, June 25, 2018
The response to the outpouring of #MeToo around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence that the movement has revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little...
Friday, March 2, 2018
“ Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives ” - In commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018, an interactive dialogue on this year’s theme ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’ will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 in Bangkok. IWD 2018 will focus on advancing women’s voices, participation and leadership towards the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
P4P interventions were implemented in five countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam) with a focus on primary prevention and the transformation of harmful masculinities. After 12 months, the interventions showed positive and promising results, prompting a change in social norms, an increase in gender equitable attitudes, a reduction in violence, and happier, more harmonious families and communities. As the programme draws to an end...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
As the internet becomes more accessible, the online space has become the new battleground for influencing the ideologies of young people. Violent extremist groups use the internet and social media to promote radical messages, which glamorize terrorism in an effort to recruit young men and women to their ranks. Comedy and satire are a powerful force to counter these harmful messages and prevent violent extremist activity. Female comedians in particular are proving to be a...
Monday, January 29, 2018
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Bangladesh for the first time, since the creation of UN Women in 2010. Her visit will be an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration in Bangladesh between national partners, civil society and UN Women, to address the challenges and opportunities that will effectively transform the lives of women and girls. To this effect the Executive Director's Mission agenda will...
Monday, January 29, 2018
The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UN Women, has embarked on a process, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to develop a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security. National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs WPS) serve as a tool for governments to articulate priorities and coordinate the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at the national level. In line with the Government of Bangladesh's commitment to ensuring...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Civil society organisations globally are uniting in the Pacific on Tuesday 5 December to discuss the critical need to raise women's voices and protect the shrinking space for the global feminist movement during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The International Civil Society Week (ICSW) global conference is being held from 4-8 December in Suva, Fiji, and includes a workshop called 'Shrinking Space for the Feminist Movement' to share...
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Asia-Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be held at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok from 13:30 – 16:30 on 27 November 2017. At the heart of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. In this...