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Survivors of abuse find shelter at UN Women-supported Peace House in Viet Nam

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Still only 17, the girl has endured a life full of violence and abuse, inflicted by the very people who are supposed to look after and love her. Now she may have finally found some measure of peace. After her father abandoned the family, the girl was raped by her uncle, then punished by her mother. “I had been sexually abused by my uncle since I was a teenager,” she said. “My mom thought that was my fault and asked me to keep silent. She hit me many times and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it escalated.”

Launching the first Directory of organizations and agencies supporting women and children survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Viet Nam

Saturday, April 3, 2021

[Press release] The Gender Equality Department, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and UN Women launched the first ‘Directory of agencies and organizations supporting women and children survivors of gender-based violence and abuse’.

I am Generation Equality: Anita Karim, Pakistan’s first professional mixed martial arts fighter

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. "I used to do taekwondo in Hunza when I was young with my instructor and my brother. My family always supported me and encouraged my enthusiasm towards MMA, which is why I have accomplished so much and gained respect and admiration globally."

I am Generation Equality: Lauralyn, Filipino advocate for preventing violence against women and girls

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality.

This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint empowers migrant domestic workers in Thailand amidst the pandemic

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am Generation Equality: Net Supatravanij, Thai social entrepreneur and activist against gender-based violence

Monday, March 15, 2021

I am the co-founder of ila, a social enterprise start-up that uses human-centred design to help businesses foster inclusion. During COVID, women have been disproportionately disadvantaged, and in times of lockdown, 15 million women are affected by gender-based violence every three months. I wanted to create a support system where bystanders are trained to help domestic abuse victims and redirect them towards help by becoming allies; that’s how my team at ila came up with our application ALLY.

Statement on Myanmar by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Friday, March 12, 2021

We call upon Myanmar’s military and police to ensure that the right to peaceful assembly is fully respected and that demonstrators, including women, are not subjected to reprisals. We further call on the military and police to respect the human rights of women who have been arrested and are currently being detained and reiterate the calls for the immediate release of all detainees.

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.

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.

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