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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Women and girls have been disproportionately hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
A large gathering of female CEOs and their supporters has called on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations to help women-owned business and female entrepreneurs gain greater access to financing, new technologies and other resources.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Thousands of market vendors across Fiji will be able to continue selling their produce while practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions, with additional tents handed over to the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Community Development today.
Monday, October 26, 2020
First Lady of China Peng Liyuan and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for expanding educational and job opportunities as they spoke at a gathering to assess progress on raising the status of women and girls. The two leaders spoke in recorded video messages to a meeting on Women and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century that UN Women and All China Women’s Federation organized in Beijing on 16 September.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Timed with the 10th anniversary of the WEPs, the Awards will offer business leaders and companies a unique opportunity to be recognized and make their efforts to advance gender equality visible amongst their customers, employees and partners, as well as inspire others to take action for wider impact.