As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work.
Date: 17 January 2017
“When my husband beat me, I came here,” said Bu Meh (alias), a Karenni mother of five from Myanmar. She was referring to a community-based multi-sectoral project that works to end violence against women and supports survivors in one of the many Karenni refugee camps dotted along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
Author: Jenni Ratilainen
Beijing, China — On 12 December 2016, one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Women launched the new research report, “Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China” in Beijing. The research fills a crucial literature gap in the country and supports evidence-based discussion on the future of climate change and disaster reduction in China.
La Paz, Bolivia – Diciembre 12, 2016.- UNICEF y ONU Mujeres lamentan y se unen a la profunda indignación del pueblo boliviano por el infanticidio de la niña Abigail Choque de siete años, y hacen un llamado a la sociedad y sus instituciones para proteger a las niñas, niños, adolescentes y mujeres contra toda forma de violencia. “Si los niños están mal, toda la sociedad boliviana está mal”, afirmó Sunah Kim, Representante de UNICEF en Bolivia.
15 December 2016
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