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China’s companies recommit to helping female workers amid the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beijing, China -- Thirty-seven Chinese companies joining a discussion hosted by UN Women underlined the importance of empowering women as businesses face the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Experts discuss the gendered impact of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Around 150 people from diverse background attended a virtual discussion on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 organized by UN Women on 19 May 2020.

From where I stand: During the COVID-19 pandemic, “I may not be physically present, but I want to still be there to give mental and emotional support.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ni Ketut Rediten, widely known as Desi, is a counsellor and advocate for people living with HIV. She works for the Provincial Health Office and is stationed at Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services on HIV/AIDS, in Sanglah public hospital in Bali, Indonesia. She was interviewed on April 16.

Take five: “Women are often an after-thought in a humanitarian crisis”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ms. Bina Pradhan is an independent researcher, focusing on gender, macroeconomics and emerging issues of inequality, affiliated to Federation of Business and Professional Women, Nepal (FBPWN). She has been working on promotion and advancement of women in enterprise development and trade, post-earthquake community reconstruction, and rebuilding people’s lives and livelihoods with a focus on sustainability. In this interview, Ms. Pradhan shares her views on the socio-economic...

Women entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to recover from the COVID-19 crisis in China

Monday, May 11, 2020

138 women entrepreneurs and senior managers learned about the digitization of human resources and business digital transformation as potential strategies to counter the post-COVID-19 crisis, from a webinar series led by UN Women China.

New pioneering effort to protect women and children in quarantine centres during COVID-19

Monday, May 11, 2020

Thousands of women and children in quarantine centres across Viet Nam have been protected through accelerated safeguarding measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent pioneering effort by the Government of Viet Nam, UNICEF and UN Women.

Promoting solidarity through comedy during COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The video entitled “The Famdemic” – starring Farhana Muna from Bangladesh, Naveen Richard from India, Harith Iskander from Malaysia, Haresh Tilani from Singapore, and Aerin Yuktadatta from Thailand – recounts a videocall from one family struggling to get along during quarantine. Produced with the generous funding of the Government of Japan, the video is available with subtitles in Bengali, English, Malay, Thai languages.

Anya’s Blog: Let’s make sure COVID-19 doesn’t reverse gains for women in India

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The gradual progress that Indian women have achieved at work and at home could be undermined as we stare at the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the women who face domestic violence are worse off during the stay-at-home measures. A news report cited the National Commission for Women as saying domestic violence complaints more than doubled during the last week of March compared to the first week

Take five: In the war against COVID-19, “soldiers do not fight for themselves, but they fight for someone behind.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lipikar Nilsamai, 40, is a nurse at BNH Hospital, a major private hospital in Bangkok with a special unit for COVID-19 cases.

From Where I stand: “Hunger may kill the poor and vulnerable before COVID-19 does”

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Rita Mahato, a feminist activist from the Madhesi Community of Siraha, Province 2 of Nepal, has worked for over 17 years fighting for women’s rights in her community. In particular, Mahato advocates for ending child marriage, dowry, domestic violence, polygamy, violence against women, and gender discrimination.

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