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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.

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.

Women refugees on the front lines of COVID-19 response

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We’re bringing forward the voices of women refugees who have been on the front lines of the pandemic, and who know the specific needs of their community better than anyone else. From sharing information on how to prevent the virus spread in Bangladesh to sewing protective face masks in Kenya, women refugees have stepped up to protect their communities and they cannot afford to be invisible in recovery plans.

Let us eat – How food vendor Sawan Panthaisong in Sukhumvit is surviving COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19, street food markets have turned into ghost towns. Many street food vendors need to figure out ways to survive. Sawan Panthaisong, a food vendor, is still serving food to consumers by adapting her small business to the changes.

I am Generation Equality - Female leadership during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of Tahir Watto I belong to a marginalized sector of my country where educated women are confined into four walls in rural settings. I was married into a traditional setup: four walls, agricultural land, and an educated husband, that is where my fate changed and my story began. My name is Sahar Iqbal and I am a farmer in Pakpattan, a city in the Southern Punjab province. I started from converting our waterlogged barren land into a productive landscape to provide women who...

UN Women and WE HUB to Catalyze India’s Fashion Industry

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The #IndustryDisruptor Challenge provides entrepreneurs of all genders with female-benefitting enterprises in India the chance to tackle sustainability issues in the fashion industry. [Press Release]   NEW DELHI, INDIA – State-led incubator WE HUB will now be able to economically empower more women in India through its collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia . The cooperation will bring together startups passionate about gender...

Gender Monitoring Network calls the Government of Bangladesh to take urgent action for a Gender-Responsive COVID 19 Relief and Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The civil society organizations participating in the Gender Monitoring Network facilitated by UN Women, are concerned by how the COVID 19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting women and girls.

UN Women and Connected Women Team up to Help More Businesses Transition to Digital

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Manila, Philippines – Social impact startup Connected Women will now be able to reach and educate more Filipino women entrepreneurs, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with the joint European Union-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia.

Press release: The Government of Japan funds UN Women programmes to address the challenges of women and girls during COVID-19

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Government of Japan has contributed US$4,545,454 to UN Women programmes to protect the lives and dignity of women and girls, as well as address the challenges they face by COVID -19.

‘Opportunity’ in crisis: UN regional forum on business and human rights seeks high road in post COVID-19 recovery

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Bangkok – A United Nations business and human rights forum has cautioned that there cannot be a return to business as usual in the Asia Pacific region in the post-COVID 19 recovery phase.  In a joint video statement from the Asia and Pacific heads of six leading international organisations, delegates were urged to focus on human and labour rights, the environment and the vulnerable - including children and women, when redesigning public and business policy responses and as global...

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