First applications in for long-awaited compensation for conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo
Comprehensive efforts to recognize and compensate victims of sexual violence during the Kosovo conflict almost 20 years ago took a leap forward with the start of an application process for the survivors. Learn more
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On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite talks about her experience in pursuing a career in science and puts a spotlight on the importance of advancing women and girls in STEM. Learn more
Press release: Local women in Kosovo need voice for regional and international peace to hold
Women’s Lobby calls for more women to get involved in local politics and implementing peace agreements. Learn more
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Valentina Bodrug-Lungu is the vice-president of the Gender Equality Platform in the Republic of Moldova. She talks about the importance of more dedicated, better-targeted policies to ensure equality between women and men. Learn more
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global momentum for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, the theme highlights empowering women in all settings, rural and urban, and the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential. Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter the world population and a significant majority of women in agricultural labour force. More
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
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, took place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. More
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
- First applications in for long-awaited compensation for conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo
- In the words of HRH Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite: “We need to encourage girls and young women to pursue science and stay in science careers”
- Press Release: Local women need voice for regional and international peace to hold
- In the words of Valentina Bodrug-Lungu: “Viewing women primarily through a maternity and family life perspective limits their social and political activism”
- Civil society supports women to live a life free of violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elena Ratoi, Manager for the UN Women component of the “Women in Politics” UN Programme in Moldova, describes how the programme has supported the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family in defining and promoting the adoption of legal provisions on sexist advertising. More
Leaving no one out from health
In a statement for World AIDS Day on 1 December, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for a commitment to prioritize and reach all the women and girls being left behind in the HIV response. More
The European Union (EU) and UN Women launched a three-year regional initiative to end discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transform discriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence.