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COVID-19 response and recovery efforts need to address systemic gender inequality issues, experts say

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

National strategies to recover from the devastation of COVID-19 must include steps to end the gender inequality that has made women particularly vulnerable to the crisis, experts from around the Asia-Pacific region say. The Beijing+25 Expert Group, with representatives from 22 countries, met online on 15-16 September to review progress on carrying out the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Youth Leaders from China sharing their innovative approaches on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment

Thursday, August 27, 2020

On July 10th, 2020, young leaders from China together with representatives from UN Women, research institutions, media and private sector companies attended “Promoting Gender Equality through Social Innovations” online dialogue co-organized by UN Women China and Tencent, one of China’s leading tech companies.

Beijing+20 in the eyes of the media

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Phnom Penh Post columnist who reported on some of the most sensitive issues such as gang rape and sexual violence by intimate partners in Cambodia.

Asia-Pacific Countries Commit to Accelerating Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Asia-Pacific countries today adopted a ministerial declaration committing to accelerate action on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment across the region. Representing a strong and united regional voice, leaders from more than 40 countries committed to reinforcing their efforts to eliminate gender discrimination and inequality, as a matter of human rights and for the development and prosperity of the region.

United Nations led Conference Opens on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened the “Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review” today, with its gaze firmly fixed on advancing the status of women and girls in the region.

Asia Pacific Beijing+20 Civil Society Forum Statement

Monday, November 17, 2014

Almost twenty years ago, the world’s leaders came together to collectively advance our rights at the Fourth World Conference on Women, making an unprecedented commitment that was enshrined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Asia-Pacific governments must address gaps in global policy framework on gender equality and women’s human rights, say 400 women activists from across the region

Monday, November 17, 2014

More than 400 women activists from the Asia-Pacific region call on governments to meet their obligations to uphold women’s human rights this week, ahead of an intergovernmental meeting on gender equality convened by UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand.

Twenty years after the Beijing Platform for Action: Have Asian-Pacific countries done enough for gender equality?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On November 14, 2014, over 400 feminist women activists working on women's rights will meet in Bangkok at the Asia-Pacific CSO Forum on Beijing+20 (APCSOB20) to discuss what their governments have done to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Executive Director in India

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation are high on the agenda.

In India, UN Women Executive Director hears from rural tech gurus

Monday, November 10, 2014

The interactive day-long event was organized as part of the “Making Women’s Voices and Votes Count – An ICT-based Intervention” project.

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