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UN Women: Gender-based violence has no place in society

Monday, February 22, 2021

Whether it is in our homes; communities; sports; places of work, learning, or worship - gender-based violence is always unacceptable - anywhere it occurs and in any form it takes.

Best Practices for Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, February 22, 2021

There is widespread recognition that preventing violence against women and girls requires working with men and boys as allies, partners and activists. Today, the Regional Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), present a set of principles and best practices that allow for that while still ensuring accountability to Pacific women and girls.

Launch of “Together for Equality” USD 7.7 million joint effort supporting national action plan on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from four United Nations agencies and KOICA Timor-Leste

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Four UN agencies: UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM through the generous funding of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Timor-Leste with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) launched today a four-year USD 7.7 million project titled “Together for Equality: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste” to enhance efforts for all women and girls in Timor-Leste to enjoy their right to live free from gender-based violence, and access quality essential services.

Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event today to mark the launch of the national consultations across Fiji to produce a whole-of-government and whole-of-community, evidence-based, measurable, inclusive and funded five-year National Action Plan (2021-2026).

Our Orange World – Leaving No One Behind in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has already exacerbated the gender and social inequalities making bad situations for women and girls worse. There is an urgent need that response and recovery efforts must prioritize the needs of women and girls. Despite the challenges put forth by lockdowns and other travel restrictions, the spirit behind 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (from 25 November to 10 December 2020) remains high.

“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

“Lives on the frontline: Reaching women migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

In both countries of origin and destination, the social and economic development potential of labour migration – including contributions to gender equality –is tremendous. Yet, even before COVID-19, violence against women migrant workers was one of the most pervasive human rights violations that negatively influenced the migration experience of many women, preventing them from reaching their full potential.

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