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22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.

13 Dec 2017 description

This brochure is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in the Asia-Pacific region, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action. It highlights examples that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters, including on LGBTIQ+ rights and inclusion, the inclusion of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in Fiji, and the transgender community in Pakistan.

01 Jun 2016 description
report UN Women

By Faria Salman

Women and girls are agents of change in crisis situations and can offer rich and first hand perspectives of how they are affected by and are able to respond to disasters, emergencies, displacement, social reconstruction and stabilization.

31 Jan 2016 description
report UN Women

Author: Faria Salman

Durdana is a young widower from Pakistan’s Dadu District in Sindh Province. She is one of 1,214 landless women farmers and sharecroppers who have received land tenancy rights for the first time in their lives.

12 Dec 2015 description

Statistics show that women are disproportionately negatively affected by disasters. As an example, the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Asia, and over 70 percent of the victims were women. Women are often posed at risk when social and cultural norms limit their mobility – according to some studies, women are 14 times more likely to die during a disaster than men.

01 May 2014 description
report UN Women

New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia

New Delhi - Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws, lack of support from police and judiciary, the socio-economic divide and current power structures are the major reasons for violence.

07 May 2013 description

This report has been prepared by the Gender and Child Cell (GCC) within the Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Balochistan (PDMA Balochistan). The GCC was established with the support of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, with the aim of incorporating gender in disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts in the province. The report presents an analysis of the current situation of disaster risk management (DRM) in the province, with an emphasis on the gender-sensitivity or gender-awareness of institutions, processes and efforts.

05 Feb 2013 description

Developed By:
Women Desk FATA Disaster Management Authority In collaboration with UN Women Team


05 Feb 2013 description

FATA Disaster Management Authority

Developed by:
Women Desk FATA Disaster Management Authority In collaboration with UN Women Team

How to Integrate Gender into Monitoring and Evaluation?

For an effective gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation system in Disaster Management projects, FDMA will take following key activities at different points of the project cycle:

The overall checklist


Situation Assessment & Analysis:

11 Oct 2012 description
report UN Women

Media Inquiries:
Oisika Chakrabarti, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women

United Nations, New York — UN Women expresses indignation and condemns the cowardly attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan who was targeted for speaking out on the rights of girls to education and to live free of violence. We hope for the full and speedy recovery of Malala and her two schoolmates shot in the attack, and call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

08 Oct 2012 description
report UN Women

ISLAMABAD, 2 October 2012 – Pakistan Ministry of Human Rights and UN Women signed a five-year partnership agreement in women’s human rights reporting, legislation, and technical assistance.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr. Shaigaan Shareef Malik, Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Human Rights and Ms. Alice H. Shackelford, Pakistan Country Director of UN Women to formalize cooperation for effective implementation of Pakistan national obligations under CEDAW and other human rights treaties after one enriched year of technical support in the area.

04 Oct 2012 description
report UN Women

Knowledge centre to provide information through audio and video to overcome literacy and geographical barriers and ensure support to perform their duties

4 October 2012, Jaipur: In partnership with Governments across South Asia, UN Women’s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and four elected women representatives from South Asia launched the first ever knowledge hub for elected women representatives in rural areas across the region.

31 Aug 2012 description
report UN Women

Islamabad, 28th August 2012

The Government of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) join hands together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today by the Secretary of Women Development Department PAK, Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Khan and the Country Director UN Women, Ms. Alice H. Shackelford.

01 Aug 2012 description
report UN Women

A diverse group of sixteen women’s rights advocates and champions for gender equality have been selected for UN Women’s Civil Society Advisory Group in Pakistan. The members, both female and male, will meet in mid-August for the group’s first meeting.

13 Jul 2012 description
report UN Women

Five years ago, the death of Shahida Parveen’s husband left her facing a frightening future. Unsure how best to support herself and her four children, she began to stitch footballs at her home in the small rural village of Mehat Pur, in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The work was unstable, unregulated, and her monthly income (approximately Rs. 2,500 or US$27.98) didn’t meet the rising price of food. She started to borrow money for groceries and the tuition of her children, leaving her in debt and vulnerable to exploitation.

26 Mar 2012 description
report UN Women

Women in Pakistan have faced formidable challenges in their efforts to achieve gender equality and address gender-based violence in their country, with particular problems posed by elements among customary norms and practices.

Yet throughout the past few years, breakthroughs in pro-women legislation have shown that both the efforts of Pakistan’s government, and the advocacy of groups working toward women’s empowerment in the country, are taking effect.

07 Feb 2012 description
report UN Women

Posted on February 7 2012

On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ to protect women’s rights against every kind of discrimination. The new bill replaces the National Commission on the Status of Women Ordinance from 2000 and strengthens the Commission by giving it financial and administrative autonomy through an independent Secretariat.

30 Nov 2011 description

The household and community component of the Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) was conducted in the last week of October 2011 in 13 districts of Sindh and 5 districts of Balochistan divided into following 5 Strata. Gender perspective is imperative to formulate and operationalize a holistic, inclusive regime of initiatives.