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In Myanmar, quarantine facilities become first responders for returning migrant women

Thursday, September 17, 2020

At first, it was difficult for the women migrant returnees to settle into the quarantine centres and hold to physical distancing rules. Fear of stigmatisation of those who have stayed in quarantine facilities has also been a huge concern, so much so that some women hid or bribed taxi drivers to drive them directly to their home villages.

WDD, PCSW and UN Women launch Gap Analysis Report to identify and address legislative gaps for ending violence against women in Punjab

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab, the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and UN Women Pakistan launched a seminal report on ‘Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Punjab’ on Tuesday.

Violence by an intimate partner: A public matter

Monday, September 7, 2020

As we go back into our routines, let’s reflect on the fact that a true free, peaceful and prosperous society is not possible until we end the violence within our homes, our mind and our hearts! On September 2, as I venture with some friends for lunch at a little local Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day, a holiday commemorating freedom and independence in Vietnam, I witness a situation of intimate partner violence which happened in front of all our eyes.

For women migrant workers, help is on the other end of the line

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Twenty-one years ago Pacita “Bing” Fortin pursued a career in social work despite her father’s reservations. “Social work is a profession,” she explains. “People think that a social worker merely hands out relief goods, but that is a misconception.

From where I stand: “I believe that violence against women is never okay. I do all I can to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

Monday, August 24, 2020

Shila Ale is a well-recognized woman human rights defender from Barahathawa Municipality, Province 2, Nepal. As member of Respect Nepal, a grassroots women’s organization (GWO), she has been working relentlessly to strengthen access to justice for women and excluded groups.

From Where I Stand: “I Empower Women Who Survived Violence to Stand Up for Their Rights. This is My Job. My Dream Job” - Khatera’s story, psychologist in rural Afghanistan.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Khatera Akhgar, 26, always stood up for her rights in her conservative community in Afghanistan. Now she is helping other women heal from the psychological impact of gender-based violence.

Gap analysis report launched to identify and fix legislative gaps to end violence against women in KP

Monday, August 17, 2020

PESHAWAR: Women Parliamentary Caucus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (WPC-KP) and UN Women Pakistan today launched a report on “Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)” to provide an in-depth analysis of the normative, implementation and monitoring gaps in the legislative framework of the province and to identify and document gaps in the existing provincial legal framework and implementation process.

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Working together to fight sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace with Provincial Offices of Ombudsperson

From Where I stand: “I am listening, I am with you.”

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sabina Rimal is the Program Officer at Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) Nepal, an organization working for the protection and promotion of women’s human rights. In her role, Rimal counsels survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and manages supervision of psycho-social counseling sessions and coordination of safe houses across WOREC‘s network in Nepal.

New Data on Women’s Experiences and Men’s Perpetration of Violence Inform Approaches to Prevent Family Violence in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, August 3, 2020

For the first time ever, prevalence data is available on men’s use of violence, alongside women’s experience of violence in Kiribati. This data and its key findings are from the ‘South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati’ which collected data related to community attitudes and behaviours on violence against women and girls in South Tarawa.

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