Protecting human rights in the labour force
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Protecting human rights in the labour force

The challenge in Vietnam The UN is working to improve the capacity of the country’s justice system. The antiquated legal education system and low legal literacy are major barriers, leaving poor and marginalised communities vulnerable to exploitation at work, and a lack of security at home. The solution Synthesis worked with UN specialists to develop...

Nepal:  Using gamification to change attitudes to gender-based violence
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Nepal: Using gamification to change attitudes to gender-based violence

The challenge  Gender-based violence is prevalent in Nepal. In 2012, 48% of women reported experiencing domestic violence, according to government figures. The solution Our team worked with UN specialists to design a groundbreaking campaign, which used gamification to challenge deeply-rooted gender stereotypes. A series of animated videos were created, each focusing on a particular form of...

UN, Papua New Guinea: Anti-corruption reporting via mobile phone
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UN, Papua New Guinea: Anti-corruption reporting via mobile phone

The challenge Oil-rich Papua New Guinea ranked 139 out of 168 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index in 2015.  Corruption severely hinders development in a country where 37% of the population lives below the poverty line. The solution We helped the UN’s Governance & Anti-corruption unit develop and structure an innovative service, which would allow...