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From where I stand: Edna Valdez

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Edna Valdez, 58, a former migrant domestic worker, is now the President of Bannuar Ti La Union, an organization that works for migrant women’s rights in the La Union province of Philippines. Having experienced the hardships of migration first-hand, Ms. Valdez conducts trainings in her community about migrant workers’ rights, risks of illegal recruitment and trafficking, and access to services. More

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Flagship Programme Initiative, the Metro Manila Programme held the first-ever hackathon in May 2016, to seek mobile technology solutions to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces. More

Asia-Pacific makes strides in implementing CEDAW

Thursday, December 10, 2015

On Human Rights Day, a spotlight on regional programmes to end discrimination and ensure women’s human rights in Southeast Asia. More

Turn words into action involving women for lasting peace

Thursday, October 8, 2015

For the anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for the "full strength of our collective action and political courage of the leaders of the international community." More

"The gender goal: The promises of SDG 5" – Executive director explains the cost of achieving planet 50:50

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to the Eminent Speakers’ Forum of the Asian Development Bank. More

UN Women joins hands with key partners in the Philippines

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On 9 September, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with officials from the Philippine Commission on Women and the Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the shared agenda of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

UN Women Executive Director announces collaborative study with Asian Development Bank during mission in the Philippines

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

During a two-day Mission in the Philippines, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, addressed the Eminent Speakers’ Forum of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote gender equality and women’s rights within a regional context. ADB and UN Women will work together on a collaborative study announced during the Mission that will help Asia and the Pacific track its progress in realizing gender equality. More

New UN Women research details how gender equality programming impacts humanitarian outcomes

Thursday, July 16, 2015

While many policies and practices have improved the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment into humanitarian action, there has been little by way of concrete evidence of its impact. However, a new research study by UN Women has confirmed the positive affect that gender equality programming can have on humanitarian outcomes, and proposes ways to further enhance the impact. More

Collecting and carrying water, burdensome reality for women

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Women highlights the urgent need to reverse the disproportionate burden on women to provide water for their families. More

Call to Action: Executive Director pledges UN Women commitment to protect women and girls in emergencies

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pledged the strong commitment of UN Women to protect women and girls in emergencies at an international meeting on 13 November in London. More

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, August 8, 2013

UN Women supports the efforts of indigenous women who are bringing change in their communities worldwide through the Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF), which it administers on behalf of the UN system. Here’s a peek at a few grantees. More

Domestic workers’ rights move closer to becoming reality worldwide

Friday, June 14, 2013

As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector supported by UN Women are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected. More

Breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls: UN report calls for urgent action

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new study launched today during the XII Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, reveals that indigenous girls have a greater risk of experiencing violence due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face. More

“Sound mixing is as easy as cooking a curry”: Q&A with Bianca Miglioretto

Thursday, May 16, 2013

As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers. More

Bringing drama into the streets: interactive theatre performances counter violence against women in Bangladesh

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In parks, town halls and street corners across southern Bangladesh, nearly 200 children and youth are producing and performing street plays to actively engage and empower onlookers to take steps against gender violence. More

Domestic Workers Count Too: Ensuring protection, upholding rights

Monday, March 11, 2013

At a side event on 11 March, UN Women launched a new briefing kit on laws and services for domestic workers and highlighted the need for more coherent, gender-sensitive and rights-based migration and labour policies, as well as accountability and compliance. More

One Woman song to be released on International Womens Day

Friday, February 22, 2013

As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch on 8 March. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe. More

Governments, rights advocates and experts from across Asia and the Pacific gather to unify efforts to end violence against women ahead of CSW57

Monday, February 18, 2013

Governments from across Asia and the Pacific convened in Bangkok from 5-6 February to bring together voices on ending violence against women and girls. The high-level meeting was organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). More

HIV-positive women leaders talk rights in the Philippines

Friday, July 20, 2012

In partnership with local organisations, UN Women and UNAIDS have completed a programme of workshops for HIV-positive women leaders across South East Asia with a training in Manila, in the Philippines. More

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