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Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women offices around the world have partnered with tech giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook to provide important information about helpline services for domestic violence survivors.

I am Generation Equality: Subina Shrestha, journalist and filmmaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from Nepal. Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters - from undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath.

Netflix and UN Women launch special collection curated by 55 groundbreaking women in entertainment

Thursday, March 5, 2020

[Prress release] Netflix and UN Women today launched “Because She Watched”, a special Netflix collection of series, documentaries, and films to celebrate International Women’s Day. “This collaboration is about taking on the challenge of telling women’s stories and showing women in all their diversity. It's about making visible the invisible, and proving that only by fully representing and including women on screen, behind-the-camera and in our narratives overall, society will truly flourish,” said Anita Bhatia, UN Women Deputy Executive Director. Created for International Women’s Day.

ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On 30 March 2016, a senior-level United Nations Delegation led by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, held an official full-fledged ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting with the ASEAN Secretariat leadership, headed by the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. Other senior UN officials participating in the meeting included: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

Statement from the United Nations System in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

United Nations Country Team in Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms, the murderous attack on hundreds of people at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park in Lahore, mainly women and children. All people in Pakistan have the right to peaceful lives. Brutality such as that in Lahore contradicts that universal right. Our thoughts are with the Pakistani people, with the victims and their families.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the bombing in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing on 27 March 2016 at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 60 people and wounding over 100, including many women and children. The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of this appalling terrorist act to be brought swiftly to justice, consistent with human rights obligations. He urges the Government to do its utmost to put in place protective measures to ensure the personal...

South Asia journalists discuss gender sensitivity in covering development stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The news media play a crucial role in helping people to understand the role of women and women’s issues as countries attempt to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With that in mind, UN Women recently organized a workshop on this topic for 50 journalists from India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. The workshop, held on 7-8 December in New Delhi, improved the ability of the print, television and online journalists to hold their countries...

Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Progress towards equality of men and women in the news media has virtually ground to a halt according to the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media. Extensive results of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) released 23 November show that, worldwide, women make up about 50 per cent of the general population but only 24 per cent...

Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, June 8, 2015

In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, women media professionals have increased their number in the newsrooms, but they still represent only 3 out of 10 news staff and often earn less than their male counterparts, while struggling to reach decision-making positions. These are some of the findings in “Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the...

Thai Youth Ambassadors for safe migration join HeForShe

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fifteen Thai Youth Ambassadors from the Saphan Siang (Bridge of Voices) programme pledged their support for gender equality during their graduation event held on 5th June in Bangkok. During the activity, the youth activists shared their experiences working on safe migration in Thailand; reflected on lessons learned and presented their community outreach projects.

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