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2019 Conference on Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, November 21, 2019

[Media advisory] Private sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, civil society along with European Union and UN officials will meet in Beijing to discuss the linkages between gender equality and corporate social responsibility, along with the business case for women’s economic empowerment.

Panel: “Empowering Women Means Business” at ASEAN Women CEOs Summit

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Private sector leaders, social entrepreneurs along with European Union and UN officials will meet in Bangkok to discuss the business case for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment at a panel hosted as part of the ASEAN Women CEOs Summit.

HeForShe University Tour: Bringing Gender Equality to Your Campus!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

[Media Advisory] Media representatives are invited to attend the HeForShe University Tour: Bringing Gender Equality To Your Campus! event on 9 September at Chulalongkorn University.

Start-ups and innovators who advance gender equality in the spotlight at Asia-Pacific commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019

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...

E.Quality Talks & #DontTellMeHowToDress Exhibition

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...

UN Women and Cindy Sirinya Bishop to launch a new exhibition on challenging misconceptions of sexual violence in Thailand

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...

Asia-Pacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2018

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...

Changing Social Norms to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

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...

TRANSFORMING GENDER SOCIAL NORMS THROUGH COMEDY: FIGHTING TERRORISM ONE LAUGH AT A TIME

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...

Exclusive Media Briefing on UN Women Executive Director's Visit to Bangladesh

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...

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