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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.

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. 

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.

Creators of solutions to stem COVID-19 honored by Indian Government and UN Women

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.

ASEAN countries urged to support women-led businesses

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.

Additional tents to promote social distancing at markets

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.

Education and jobs are essential in stemming poverty among women and girls, China and UN Women agree

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.

EU-funded project WeEmpowerAsia launches UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards

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.

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