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National university of Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) and UN Women set the standard in the safe campus initiative

Friday, May 29, 2020

Sexual harassment in public spaces is highly global, including in Timor-Leste. A UN Women study on the safe city conducted between 2017-2018 in the capital Dili, highlighted that no women (including university students) feel safe in public spaces, including campus environments.

Ending sexual bribery and empowering widows in Sri Lanka to bring peace to their communities

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sharmila* was 25 years old when her husband was abducted by an armed group. Despite several of her neighbors witnessing the abduction, Sharmila was not able to find her husband or receive help from authorities.

Take five: “We should have zero tolerance for sexual bribery.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Shyamala Gomez is the Executive Director of the Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. CEJ supports war affected women from Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim backgrounds to advocate for their rights and for transitional justice and reconciliation in their communities.

Pacific Countries Share Resources to Support Counsellors Helping Family Violence Survivors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Solomon Islands’ Family Support Centre (FSC) has just been supported with training in Honiara by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), following last year’s visit by Vanuatu Women’s Center to help FSC train its volunteer community committees.

The United Nations and the Blue Diamond Society in Nepal, jointly celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the International Family Equality Day

Monday, May 22, 2017

Focusing on the role of families for the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, and countering the reclaiming of 'family values' by conservatives, the United Nations in Nepal, in collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society, observed the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and the International Family Equality Day, by raising the Rainbow...

Harnessing the potential of migration into local development in Nepal

Monday, March 21, 2016

We are at an interesting crossroad in history, with an ambitious and transformative, global blueprint for sustainable development. 2030 is end date for discrimination and inequality. We need bold actions for inclusive development. It’s time to step up efforts. It’s time to harness...

QC's Pioneering Law to Stop Street Harassment

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Three out of five women have experienced a form of sexual harassment while commuting in Metro Manila, according to a new research, “Baseline Study on How safe are women in our city streets” commissioned by Quezon City local government and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women).

Quezon City Mayor Bautista Says, “Stop Street Harassment Of Women In Our City”

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Quezon City Mayor Bautista hosted the Safe Cities Advocacy Expo for government agencies and officials, non-government organizations, embassies, and members of the United Nations and international development community at the Quezon City, City Hall Lobby yesterday.

UN Women uncovers the “hidden” issue of street harassment against women

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) just concluded a workshop series to highlight women’s experiences of sexual harassment and violence in public places. In the recently concluded Safe Cities Scoping Study of UN Women, all women interviewed reported either being sexually harassed or knowing someone who has been harassed while walking in the city streets.

Mayor Herbert Bautista and UN Women Join Hands with Men Opposing Violence Against Women

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quezon’s City Administrator Mr. Aldrin Cuña, representing Mayor Hon. Herbert Bautista, encouraged all men to speak out against street harassment and sexual violence against women in our cities.

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