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A year of challenges and innovations: UN Women’s COVID-19 response in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

[Press release] UN Women has been working since the first week of the pandemic to help recognize and address the specific challenges faced by women and girls across Asia and the Pacific. It has handed out cash to women in need, analysed social media for trends of domestic violence, and drawn up checklists that make sure shelters protect women from both COVID-19 and further abuse.

UN Women, Donors Provided Assistance to 450 Families in Waterways Communities

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

UN Women Philippines continued its efforts in helping communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses (Typhoon Vamco), as part of its ongoing efforts in humanitarian aid initiated in November.

UN Women, business partners send relief to 3,250 families affected by typhoon in Philippines

Thursday, December 17, 2020

UN Women and businesses mobilized by broadcast journalist Karen Davila have brought hygiene kits and other relief goods to hundreds of women and girls whose lives were upended by a typhoon in Rizal province on Luzon Island, Philippines.

"You are not alone! Call our helplines. A social worker will be on the other end to listen and help"

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Pacita “Bing” Fortin, social worker at the Babaeng BiyaHero Psychosocial Support Team, Quezon City, The Philippines

“Women migrant workers deserve the rights to come home safely and comfortably.”

Friday, December 11, 2020

An interview with Dr. Ir. Harry Hikmat, M.Si Director-General of Social Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia, and Rara Saraswati, Assistant at Rumah Perlindungon Trauma Center

“If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, help is available. Find out where the nearest shelter is, or call a hotline number for help!”

Friday, December 11, 2020

Interview with Linh*, hotline operator for a shelter that supports women and girls experiencing violence.

“It feels good when they ask me for my help, when people need me, especially since I know I can be of assistance and make a difference.”

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interview with Sandi Swe, volunteer at a quarantine centre, Myanmar

“Solidarity is what we all need, not discrimination against returnee women migrant workers.”

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dok: “I have worked on numerous construction sites in Thailand for the last 20 years. I am a hard worker with a good reputation with my supervisors. After the COVID-19 outbreak, my work situation quickly deteriorated. Many construction projects were halted in March-April and, of course, this meant no work and no income for me. My colleagues and I stopped working around the time Cambodia celebrated the Khmer New Year. I wanted to be with my family during this difficult time, so I decided...

"Ending violence against women cannot be done by one sector alone"

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interview with Sainatee Boonta, Operating Social Worker, One-Stop-Crisis Centre, Nakornping Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand

UN Women and Dharma Life Foundation join to help marginalized women in rural India

Monday, December 7, 2020

UN Women and Dharma Life, an India-focused foundation, have joined hands to increase awareness about gender-based violence and discrimination in rural India and help find and create livelihoods for low-income rural women, particularly the most vulnerable individuals in remote areas.

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