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Online searches and social media posts mirror ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women in Asia

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Big data analysis shows that Internet searches related to violence against women and help-seeking rose significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns in several Asian countries, buttressing evidence of the particular dangers faced by women confined to homes or restricted in their movements.

Supporting disadvantaged women key to achieving SDGs in ASEAN, new data shows

Sunday, February 28, 2021

[Prees release] Women and girls across South-East Asia who are members of an ethnic minority, live in a rural location, or suffer from poverty are at greatest risk of being left behind despite the region’s recent progress in gender equality, according to a new report by ASEAN and UN Women.

Female-heads of households see their struggles compounded by pandemic

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The pandemic has highlighted the urgency of economic empowerment for women and girls all over the world. But there is a particular urgency to address the challenges being faced by female-headed households, which make up over a quarter of Sri Lankan homes

From flood victims to frontline responders: One women-owned cooperative steps up in rural China

Thursday, January 28, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck China, Qiaotou village was already struggling. Set in the Liupan mountain area of Qinghai province, the village had more than 25 households living under the poverty line at the time, and with transport suspended and markets closed they were particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

Digitalization Supports a Boon for Women-owned Micro and Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jakarta, 11 December 2020 – Digitalization and the use of technology has helped businesses, particularly women owners of micro and small businesses (MSBs) to survive the economic downturn cause by the pandemic, according to a new report by UN Women in partnership with Pulse Lab Jakarta and Gojek, with the support of the National Council for Financial Inclusion of Indonesia (S-DNKI) . MSBs are considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy. According to the Indonesian Ministry of...

Recognizing Women’s Important Contribution in the COVID-19 Pandemic through Comic and Illustration

Thursday, December 24, 2020

UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MOWECP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the winners of “Perempuan dan COVID-19” Comic and Illustration Competition.

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.

"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

"Everyone is scared in this situation, but if we’re not doing it, who will?"

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interviews with staff and volunteers from Myanmar’s Women’s Organizations Network (WON) and Migrant Monitoring Group (MMG), Myanmar

“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

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