UN Women Asia and the Pacific

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UN Women Asia and the Pacific

UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. As a global champion for women and girls, UN Women believes that every woman has the right to live a life free from violence, poverty, and discrimination, and that gender equality is a prerequisite to achieving global development.

By supporting UN Women, you will help women struggling to support their children. You will help us provide skills training, so that women can provide for their families. You will support single mothers, survivors of violence and other women in need.  

UN Women works to ensure that:

  • Women lead and participate in decision-making at all levels
  • Women are economically empowered and benefit from development
  • Women and girls live a life free from violence
  • Peace and security and humanitarian action are shaped by women’s leadership and participation

In Asia-Pacific, UN Women works in almost every country of the region to support women, who are most in need, educating them, fighting for their rights, teaching them to earn an income and helping them to fulfill their potential.

There is still a lot to do:

  • Up to one in two women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in the last 12 months in countries across the region.
  • 1 in 3 women are married or in a union by the age of 18 in South and South-West Asia.
  • Women and girls spend as much as 11 times more of their day than men and boys on unpaid care and domestic work, including cooking, cleaning and collecting water and fuel.
  • Gender gap in employment is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. In the region, women are much less likely to be in the paid workforce than men and are over-represented in informal and vulnerable employment
  • Women have less access than men to financial services and productive assets, including land, capital, agricultural extension and training, and information technologies.
  • Women earn less than men for the same work even when they have the same abilities and experience. 

UN Women relies almost entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

We need your support.

1)     DONATE TO GENDER EQUALITY

Support equal opportunities for women by donating now!

We deeply value your contribution to our cause, however much you have to offer. Every cent counts and will be used to support women and girls around the Asia-Pacific region. Share your donation on social media to inspire others to follow your lead!

2)     START A FUNDRAISER FOR US

Support equal opportunities for women by starting your own fundraiser! Organize an arts exhibition about women’s issues at your school or office, a concert at your favourite pub, a lecture about gender equality – there are no limits to your creativity! Share your event or project on social media and let the world around you know why they should support your fundraiser.

Make a difference! Start fundraising now! Download a fundraising kit to find out more: https://bit.ly/2TDcyRG

Got questions? Check out our Q&A: https://bit.ly/2Tm8gio

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