All events in Asia-Pacific

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Am I A Feminist? Addressing the Elephant in the Room.

Am I A Feminist? Addressing the Elephant in the Room

The 30 for 2030 Network, a youth cohort co-hosted an online virtual event with UN Women Asia Pacific creating a safe space for those interested to learn more about feminism; people could come together to learn, unlearn, and relearn what they know about feminism with 22 storytellers from across the region. During the event, the audience had a chance to hear stories of struggle and solidarity and get the opportunity to ask burning questions through deep discussion.

Date: 25th November 2022
Time: 11.00am – 01.00pm (Thailand Standard Time)

Launch event of the Framework

Launch event of the Framework: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence 
and Harassment Against Women Migrant Workers in 
South and Southeast Asia

This framework captures the risk factors for gender-based violence and harassment against women across the migration cycle and articulates strategies and stakeholder actions that can accelerate the prevention aims of the Safe and Fair: Realizing Women Migrant Workers’ Rights and Opportunities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (SAF) and Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS) programmes.

During this event, participants heard from employers, women's organisations, policymakers, and other stakeholders who engage with migrant women throughout their journeys. They also gained an understanding of the specific needs of migrant women throughout the migration cycle. They also learned from prevention experts about proven practices in preventing violence against women. And they found out more about this new milestone in ending violence against women migrant workers.

Date: 21st November 2022

Launch of Toolkit

Launch of Toolkit: Youth Guide to End Online GBV

30 for 2030 Youth-led Toolkit: Youth Guide to End Online Gender-Based Violence. The toolkit is designed for survivors of online GBV, activists, educators, families, people supporting survivors, and technology/app developers. The aim is to raise awareness of online GBV and provide simple and useful tips for different target groups in preventing and responding to online GBV.

Date: 16th December 2022
Time: 11.00am – 01.00pm (Thailand Standard Time)

UNiTE Listening Event (closed event)

UNiTE Listening Event (closed event)

In the context of the 16 Days Campaign against GBV and in support of the civil society initiative, the UNiTE Interagency Working Group in the Asia-Pacific organized a regional joint event to celebrate the extraordinary role played by women’s rights leaders and strengthen our alliance in the advancement of gender equality. Some of the key takeaways from these meetings were the need to criminalize femicide, tackle online gender-based violence through regional cooperation, and address harmful gender stereotypes among government representatives and law enforcement officers as well as the need for long-term and flexible support to Women’s Rights Organizations.

Grassroot Voices

Grassroot Voices

A video documentary focused on grassroots voices and organizations sharing their stories on preventing GBV at the community level was showcased at the National Dialogue on 16 DoA. The video highlighted the tireless work these women-led organizations have been engaged in to create awareness around VAWG in climate-hot pockets, with many excluded groups such as sex workers, men and boys, and adolescents. The video ended with a call for long-term support and investment in their activism to achieve transformative change in the lives of women and girls in Bangladesh.

‘Peace Adda’ By Brac University Peace Café

‘Peace Adda’ By Brac University Peace Café

Engaging young women and men to become active agents of peace has been a core component of UN Women’s work on women’s peace and security through the Women Peace Cafés co-created by UN Women and Centre for Peace and Justice of BRAC University. During the 16 Days of Activism, the BRAC University Peace Café held a “Peace Adda (informal dialogue)” on 7 December 2022, which focused on preventing and countering cyberbullying and identifying the root causes of violence against women in Bangladesh. Moderated by the Peace Café members, the event had a session on cyberbullying held by Mahfuza Liza, Additional Police Commissioner.

Date: 7th December 2022



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