UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Europe and Central Asia

Highlights
Highlights
CSW63
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women

This year, the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 – 22 March 2019. It will focus on the theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Join us to learn more about what women need and their role in sustainable infrastructure, public services and social protections. Follow the unfolding conversation at the United Nations and what it will mean for communities worldwide. More

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    International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. More

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    In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and publications from Europe and Central Asia illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

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    Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    The European Union and UN Women launched a three-year regional initiative to end discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. It will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transform discriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence. More

  • Women’s Empowerment Principles

    Nearly 1,500 business leaders around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which help companies adopt policies and practices to realize women’s empowerment. As part of mobilizing follow-up action, UN Women collaborated with partners to develop two WEPs implementation tools, in Georgia and Turkey, to detail the gender dimensions of corporate sustainability. More

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her statement for International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls to put innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities. More

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Defending the human rights of Roma women

In this video, Roma activist Manjola Veizi explains how she fights for Roma women’s rights and to prevent domestic violence and early, forced marriages.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality