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From where I stand: "People living with disability in Timor-Leste need respect, not charity”

Monday, February 8, 2021

Cesario da Silva is the executive director for the Association of People with Disability in Timor-Leste (ADTL). UN Women and the UN Human Rights Advisor’s Unit in Timor-Leste have been working closely with ADTL to support the rights of persons with disabilities and build an inclusive society, through the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) program. Amid immense and persistent challenges, Cesario has seen some progress for the community.

UN Women supports efforts to improve LGBTIQ rights in Nepal

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Five years ago, the rights of the LGBTIQ community were recognized in the Constitution of Nepal in article 12 for equality and social justice and in article 18 the right to citizenship.

In Thailand, #HeforSheAtHome rallies men and boys to cook, clean and care for equality

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

With COVID-19 shutdowns shining a light on gender inequality in the home, thousands of Thai men respond by embracing the #HeForSheAtHome campaign and taking on their fair share of household labor and standing up against violence.

New pioneering effort to protect women and children in quarantine centres during COVID-19

Monday, May 11, 2020

Thousands of women and children in quarantine centres across Viet Nam have been protected through accelerated safeguarding measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent pioneering effort by the Government of Viet Nam, UNICEF and UN Women.

From where I stand: “I identified challenges in both activisms, in terms of acknowledging intersectionality”

Thursday, June 20, 2019

“I was born in a traditional Newar household in Patan, Kathmandu Valley, and my childhood was highly influenced by my family’s cultural background. I lived in a big family with my grandparents and they did not speak Nepali. So, I grew up speaking Nepal Bhasa, my mother tongue. However, at school I would get shut out of my native language as I was only exposed to Nepali and English, the only two languages used in most educational institutions in Nepal.

Meet the women pushing for equal representation in Solomon Islands provinces

Friday, March 8, 2019

The list of things women shouldn’t do according to Solomon Islands’ culture is long: no wearing shorts, no lingering eye contact with men, no sitting near your brothers and no speaking up, among them. The rules are nuanced and vary by province and tribe. But overall, cultural predispositions across the country leave women without the same level of respect and representation as men.

Op-ed: Economic growth and land – where are the women?

Friday, December 19, 2014

As Cambodia is experiencing continuous, but at times uneven economic growth, it is time to ask how to make it more inclusive.

Dalit women’s pursuit of an equitable and equal society

Friday, December 5, 2014

Constituent Assembly (CA) members in Nepal are presently in the process of drafting the Constitution which is expected to conclude on January 2015. As Nepali people await the Constitution, debate on the federal structure of the country and other contentious issues continue to hinder the process...

Speech: Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Representative and acting UN Resident Coordinator on Dalit rights

Friday, December 5, 2014

Across the world and throughout societies, discrimination and exclusion continue to violate human rights and hold back the development of just, inclusive democracies. This discrimination is based on gender, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and religion. And when, for example, you are a Dalit woman, you face double discrimination leading...

UN Women and SPC sign memorandum of understanding

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) commemorated International Day of Rural Women with an event that showcased stories from rural women themselves and culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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