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ASEAN, Canada and UN Women jointly launch a 5-year programme to advance Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

[Joint Press Release] The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Canada and UN Women jointly launched today a 5-year programme to expand and strengthen women’s leadership and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery in South-East Asia.

From Where I Stand: “You can very well be a mother and a front-line combatant”

Monday, February 22, 2021

"It was my childhood dream to join the air force. My grandfather served in it during the Second World War. But when I joined the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) in 2010, as a woman I could not be enrolled as a pilot. The military started accepting women in 2000, but only in the air force, and not as pilots..."

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.

UN Women calls upon all stakeholders to listen to the voices of women in Myanmar in response to political events

Thursday, February 11, 2021

On 9 February 2021, there were several reports from Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and other cities in Myanmar of demonstrators having been injured by security forces in connection with the peaceful disobedience movement sweeping across the country. It was later confirmed that Ma Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing a 19-year old woman, who was shot in the head by security forces, was the first reported victim of this violence.

Choosing to Change the Narrative, 44 Youth Make Use of Digital Tools to Counter Hate Speech and Promote Social Cohesion

Monday, February 8, 2021

As more individuals and young people are using digital spaces, the widespread issue of online hate speech and the tension of social cohesion amid the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining greater visibility.

From where I stand: “If more ethnic groups were invited to the high-level discussions, we would be able point out what the situation looks like for us, including the specific challenges women are facing”

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Nang Pu grew up amid the civil conflict in Kachin State, northern Myanmar, and has long been an advocate for the participation of women in peace and security. Her efforts have been recognized at the highest level, speaking to the UN Human Rights Council in 2019 in Geneva about violations of women’s rights in the conflict areas of Kachin and Rakhine. “One week after I was born, there was an armed conflict in our town. My mother tried to bring my brother and me to a hiding place in...

In the words of Nanette Panda: “Women’s voices must be heard and respected because women should have a right to speak to an issue that directly affects them.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

My story begins with my tribe. I was chosen to represent my people on some legal issues with regards to land at the Chiefs hearing at the tribal level in local courts and the High Court. Over time, I realized I want to know more so I could contribute more and represent my tribe and my people everywhere.

Viet Nam and United Nations convenes global conference to accelerate action on global commitments on women, peace and security

Monday, December 7, 2020

As part of the continuing commemoration of 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action on Women’s Empowerment and the 20th anniversary of landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, high-level dignitaries, diplomats, political leaders and women organizations and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world will unite in a global event to discuss.

Youth Voices on the 20th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Peace and security means being fearless and to have freedom of life, choice, voice”, said Smaranika Chakma, an indigenous youth activist from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Smaranika was speaking at a virtual youth panel event to commemorate 20 years of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security, jointly organized by UN Women Bangladesh, Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) of Brac University, and Naripokkho

Philippine event marks milestone in the promotion of women, peace and security

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

UN Women celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS), bringing together women and gender advocates in the Philippines. The Philippines was the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt a National Action Plan on WPS.

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