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Surviving in the market space

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How has COVID 19 impacted Pacific women and girls? As some Pacific island nations reverse COVID 19-related restrictions, states are beginning to shift their focus on rejuvenating their economies.

Selected Participants of MyGov COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge - Ideation Stage

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In order to support and promote women entrepreneurs, women led startups and solutions by entrepreneurs impacting a large number of women, MyGov in collaboration with UN Women launched the COVID-19 Shri Shakti challenge on 13th April 2020. The challenge is supported by WeEmpowerAsiaProgramme funded by EU.

Press release: UN Women Asia-Pacific unveils comprehensive report on gender impact of COVID-19

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Using innovative data collection methods and public-private partnerships, “Unlocking the Lockdown” covers 11 countries in the region and reveals the disproportionate toll the pandemic has taken on women. Bangkok, 21 July – The COVID-19 pandemic affects men and women differently, which is why it’s so crucial to respond to the crisis using gender data to inform evidence-based solutions. While social distancing has made traditional, face-to-face data collection nearly...

Undeterred by COVID-19, more than 5,000 women Acquire Entrepreneurial Skills from UN Women and Sunlight Initiative

Friday, July 17, 2020

More than 5,000 women across Indonesia have increased entrepreneurial skills from series of learnings through WeLearn, a digital platform. WeLearn platform is an initiative by UN Women with the support from Sunlight, a brand of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, that aims to improve equal learning opportunities to empower women who want to start or grow their business.

In Nepal, a woman-managed quarantine centre tends to women’s unique needs and recovery

Friday, July 10, 2020

Across the globe, many migrants have been waiting to reunite with their families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions to prevent its spread.

Peace Villages form women-led taskforce to fight food insecurity during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great challenge and is increasing gender-based inequalities around the world. Beyond exacerbating existing socioeconomic disparities, the COVID-19 crisis potentially fuels local conflict with the spread of misinformation, discrimination, and stigmatization against marginalized groups.

Older Filipino women among the most likely to suffer from COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A virtual forum bringing together experts in ageing and disability has cautioned that social distancing during the crisis must not mean leaving older people behind.

Sustaining women led enterprises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

In 2017, 35-year-old Anita Kumari Chaudhary from Rautahat, Nepal, – attended a vocational training program on tailoring. Little did she know that the course would have been so valuable as she would be sewing masks in 2020 to keep her community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education programming for refugee women & girls: Findings from a needs assessment study

Monday, June 29, 2020

With 1 billion students and youth across the globe affected by school and university closures, there is increasing debate around ongoing disruption in education.

I am quite afraid of the spread, but I have no other choice: no work, no pay

Saturday, June 27, 2020

“While everyone is trying to avoid touching surfaces, there is a group of workers who are contending with COVID-19 on the surfaces they are cleaning. Malinee Kongpan, one of the cleaners for the Bangkok Transit System, is working harder to keep all the surfaces at BTS stations hygienic.”

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