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Monday, March 2, 2020
2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide as the global community takes stock of the progress made for women’s rights. Despite some progress being made in the 25 years since the adoption of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, real change remains agonizingly slow for the majority of women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality.
Friday, February 28, 2020
[Updated] Over the course of two weeks in early March, stock exchanges across Asia, in partnership with the joint European Union-UN Women programme, WeEmpowerAsia, will hold a series of “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” events in a symbolic gesture to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).
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.
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.
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.
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...