UN in Indonesia Country Team

Ibu Neflyn from a coastal community in Sulawesi used to rely on the income from her husband who makes his living fishing at sea. The income was infrequent and often not enough to cover basic needs. When the fishermen came back to shore, the women had to sell the fish at the local market within a few days before the fish would perish.


Anita Nirody, Sabine Machl and Annette Sachs Robertson

The women’s rights movement has struggled for decades to persuade the international community that violence against women is a human rights issue, not just a private matter between individuals.

10 December marks the end of 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women, a global campaign that unites people across the world to end this epidemic. It is also Human Rights Day.

Media Release

ASEAN-UN Regional Dialogue on "Women, Peace and Security - The Role of Women in the Prevention of Violent Extremism" (AURED IV)
Kuala Lumpur, 6-7 December 2017

Senior government officials from ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat, experts from ASEAN research institutes and civil society, and senior officials from the United Nations have come together in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the role of women in the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) in the ASEAN region. The workshop seeks to build on recent PVE initiatives in the ASEAN region, including exploring the role of women in preventing violent extremism and how to ensure that PVE policy is gender sensitive.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day. Breaking the silence is the first step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence. 


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