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Updated fairy tales promote gender equality in Vietnamese children’s books launched by UN Women

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Innovative modern fairy tale picture books on gender equality for children were launched in Viet Nam on Tuesday, in a publishing first for the country. The books were launched by UN Women and Crabit Kidbooks. Crabit Kidbooks is to donate 20 percent of proceeds to Peace House, a safe shelter and service provider supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse.

UN Women encourages modified budgeting to make public toilets safer for women in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, October 22, 2020

With more than 10 million people, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city. But it has only around 200 public toilets, and many of them are risky places for women and children. “I always have a fear of using public toilets due to the bad hygiene condition, lack of clean water, toilet paper and soap,” said Ngoc Nguyen, 35. “The restrooms for women are often small and lack bidet sprayers. I face many difficulties when I go with my sons.”

UN Women WEPs Activator Malaysia Campaign & 1st Awareness Session

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What: Companies in Malaysia committed to gender diversity are invited to register for UN Women’s newly launched awareness training programme in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). From November 2020 to April 2021, the WEPs Awareness Training sessions will be held to further awareness about the Principles, identify participating companies’ strengths and gaps, and determine opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality through the WEPs Gender...

Thai celebrity Cindy Sirinya Bishop campaigning for women’s rights as new UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thai celebrity and rights activist Cindy Sirinya Bishop is working to stop violence and other abuses against women as the newly appointed UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific. Bishop, 41, is a model and actress who is best known as the host of Asia's Next Top Model, a television show broadcast in most countries in the region.

A rural farmer’s inspirational journey to becoming a respected leader

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Roshani Kumari Chaudhary is an inspiration to many in her village. For someone who made ends meet by working as a farmer and cooking meals for passersby sitting on a mud coated floor of a bamboo hut, she has certainly come a long way. She is now a community leader who commands respect and influence in her Municipality. She proudly shares, “I am now the Chairperson of a Jaldevi Women Farmer Group, a social activist and a member of the health community."

From Where I Stand: Begum

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Begum (45) is a sex worker at Baniashanta brothel, in Dacoope, Khulna, a southern district of Bangladesh. Since Cyclone Amphan hit in May 20 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she has lost everything, but not hope.

Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What: The Panel “Policymaking, Economic Empowerment and Related Rights of Women and Marginalized Sectors: Issues, Opportunities, Perspectives and Frontiers” will convene representatives of government agencies, businesses, women’s organizations, civil society and academia for discussions on policymaking and advocacy for the full and equal economic participation of women and the marginalized sectors. Discussions are also expected to help raise awareness of the Women’s...

Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum “For a Prosperous and Sustainable Economy”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2020 will bring together 150 representatives from government, business, women’s organizations and the international community for discussions on advancing gender equality goals for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

SheBouncesBack: Supporting natural livelihoods – and healthy handwashing – in China’s highlands

Thursday, October 1, 2020

At #SheBouncesBack, @UNWomen invites women who own small and medium-sized businesses in China to share their stories of fighting the pandemic on the economic front lines. Please join us and share your story!

Emua and Beverly Hills celebrate their new market infrastructure

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The residents of Beverly Hills and Emua communities celebrated the opening of their new markets yesterday, 30 September 2020. The markets were officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Honourable Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau and the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Her Excellency Sarah DeZoeten, and will benefit over 70 households in both communities.

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