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Empowering women and gender mainstreaming

A regional project for Women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence in Asia and the Pacific has been initiated by the UNESCO Beijing and Apia Offices, in support of the UNESCO’s priority “Gender Equality” and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG3).

In Asia more precisely, UNESCO Beijing leads the development of interactive toolkit to disseminate information on laws, regulations, services, and important messages to the target population group so as to enhance their knowledge, awareness, practices and attitudes towards violence in general, and specific forms of gender based violence that they are likely to encounter, in particular in China and Mongolia.

  • Eye Report”, an interactive toolkit responding to cases of Gender Based Violence

In the Pacific Region, the UNESCO Apia Office focuses on violence against women in the Pacific in order to create an active advocacy network and policy tools to promote a culturally appropriate, balanced and human rights based view on “Gender” and “Culture” in the Pacific to create a Culture of Peace. By addressing cultural factors sometimes used as a justification of gender-based violence, this project aims to empower women and promote a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in the Pacific in a culturally sensitive manner.