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Inclusive consultations are essential for effective governance of customary land in Solomon Islands

Friday, February 19, 2021

[Press release]   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi.   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi. Solomon Islands, February 2021 – More than 100 landholding groups’ representatives including 60 women leaders from three provinces – Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western Provinces will participate in a series of consultation and awareness programs to learn how to make customary land available and accessible for the future...

Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to Consider Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

Partners of the Markets for Change (M4C) project in Vanuatu, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau joined Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner H.E Clemency Oliphant and other stakeholder representatives from the local governments, municipal councils, market vendor associations, and government departments for the M4C Phase II Design Validation Workshop on Monday.

Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to discuss Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Hon. Premila Kumar, Minister for Local Government, H.E John Feakes, the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji and Sandra Bernklau, the Representative of UN Women joined other stakeholders from municipal councils and market vendor associations at a validation workshop to discuss plans for a second phase of the Markets for Change project for Fiji.

For Equality and the Economy: Exploring the Gender Dimension of Timor-Leste’s Tourism Sector

Monday, February 8, 2021

Tourism has a unique potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, and promote innovation for more sustainable development, and in particular support development of the municipalities in Timor-Leste. Developing tourism in Timor-Leste means business, and business in tourism means women.

From where I stand: “Each challenge has opened a new opportunity for me.”

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Malalai Mobariz, 30, is a women’s rights activist and owner of a women’s café in Sheberghan, capital of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan. She spoke with UN Women on 1 February.

Female-heads of households see their struggles compounded by pandemic

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The pandemic has highlighted the urgency of economic empowerment for women and girls all over the world. But there is a particular urgency to address the challenges being faced by female-headed households, which make up over a quarter of Sri Lankan homes

Entrepreneurs, activists and actors join in for Malaysia launch of a campaign for women’s empowerment in the workplace

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

More than 150 business people, officials and civil society representatives took part in the launch of the campaign Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator Malaysia, aimed at enabling a gender-inclusive culture and implementing the WEPs in Malaysian businesses. 

Digitalization Supports a Boon for Women-owned Micro and Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jakarta, 11 December 2020 – Digitalization and the use of technology has helped businesses, particularly women owners of micro and small businesses (MSBs) to survive the economic downturn cause by the pandemic, according to a new report by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of the National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI) . MSBs are considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy. According to the Indonesian Ministry of...

Recognizing Women’s Important Contribution in the COVID-19 Pandemic through Comic and Illustration

Thursday, December 24, 2020

UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MOWECP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the winners of “Perempuan dan COVID-19” Comic and Illustration Competition.

New Guidelines Launched to Protect Women Migrant Workers’ Rights from Violence during COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection with the support from UN Women, today launched the Guideline on the Protection of Women Migrant Workers during COVID 19 and the Protocol for Handling Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking during COVID-19.

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