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The power of community advocacy and healing for women survivors of violence

Friday, July 3, 2020

Olinda Alves da Silva, 44 is part of a community of women who are pioneering a better way to provide care and support healing for women survivors of the past conflict in Timor-Leste (1975-1999), while working to prevent further violence against women.

Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women offices around the world have partnered with tech giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook to provide important information about helpline services for domestic violence survivors.

UN Women and Twitter team up to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence in Asia and the Pacific

Friday, June 19, 2020

One of the most striking impacts of COVID-19 has been the increased reporting of violence against women in many countries.

Across the Pacific, crisis centres respond to COVID-19 amid natural disasters

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gender-based violence crisis centres from six countries in the Pacific have faced not only the COVID-19 crisis, but also in some countries, the dual impact of a tropical cyclone. UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme works in close collaboration with government, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls, and increase access to quality response services for survivors, especially during emergencies.

Women confront the dual impact of a pandemic and a tropical cyclone

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Already dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, some countries in the Pacific have had to manage the dual impact of a tropical cyclone.

Early preparations and data-gathering mark responses to COVID-19 in Fiji and Tonga

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As COVID-19 started making headlines back in January, crisis centres for survivors of violence against women in the Pacific started preparing for the possible implications, should it reach their shores. Having experienced multiple natural disasters and emergencies over the years, they knew that rates and severity of domestic violence escalate during crises, often coupled with disruptions to support services and a deprioritization of women and girls’ safety by state, police and other essential services.

Across the Pacific region, crisis centres respond to increased cases of violence against women amid COVID-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As COVID-19 prevention measures in the Pacific region and around the world limited movement and encouraged home isolation, the number of women seeking domestic violence support services have surged. In Samoa, there has been a 150 per cent increase in the number of helpline calls, compared to the same time last year, says Silliniu Lina Chang, President of the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG). “Tensions build as families are hit by unemployment, and from not being able to provide for...

Safe Baucau and Safe Market task force paves way for a Generation Equality and safer Baucau for all

Friday, May 29, 2020

Launching of the Safe Baucau Market’s taskforce. Photo: TOMAK / Isaac The Baucau Municipal Authority (BMA) launched a Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Technical Working Group (TWG) in commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in Baucau. The TWG is composed of voluntary members from local government, veterans, the Baucau Women’s Association, private sector, organizations of persons with disabilities, church and youth groups, with participation of the State Secretary...

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.

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