In Focus: World Refugee Day
There are 25.4 million refugees around the world today, and nearly half are women and girls. On 20 June, World Refugee Day, we are honouring the resilience and determination of refugees worldwide. Learn more
From where I stand: “A whole new life began and now I have a dream”
Hatice Muhammet, a survivor of domestic violence and a refugee from Syria, found a new dream with UN Women's support at SADA Women-only centre in the southeast of Turkey. Learn more
“We need radical transformation”
Oksana Potapova, Ukrainian activist and feminist, discusses her work and her reflections on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Learn more
Gender discrimination in Eurasia starts with family, says new report
Discrimination against Eurasian women is most pervasive within the family, according to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report Learn more
UN Women’s flagship report, “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world”, assesses the reality of families today in the context of sweeping economic, demographic, political, and social transformation. The report features global, regional, and national data. It also analyses key issues such as family laws, employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration. At a critical juncture for women’s rights, this landmark report proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families. More
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More
There are 25.4 million refugees around the world today, and nearly half are women and girls . On 20 June, World Refugee Day, we are honouring the resilience and determination of refugees worldwide. UN Women is working with refugee populations to provide long-term solutions that protect women’s and girls’ rights, provide opportunities for growth and employment, and maintain their dignity. More
The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region provided a platform to discuss concrete solutions on how to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants agreed that achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to the achievement of the SDGs. At the Forum, UN Women and partners launched the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) in the Europe and Central Asia region. More
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”. More
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
- Donors and partners visit Syrian refugee women in Turkey, vowing continued support to SADA Women-only Center
- FemArt7 in Kosovo focuses on Freedom vs. Shame to encourage more women in decision-making and peacebuilding
- Rural girls in Kyrgyzstan learn coding as a step toward a future in STEM
- Hey guys: Gender equality is not so complicated – and it’s good for you!
- Call for Proposal (CFP) Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Sustainable Future in Kosovo
The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
“Ensure that all widows can enjoy their full human rights”
On International Widows' Day, 23 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls to recognize widows in all their diversity, and acknowledge the need to integrate them fully and visibly into work on gender equality. More
The first peer-to-peer website focused on prevention of violence against girls and young women in Bosnia and Herzegovina was developed by a team of young girls who were inspired by similar global and regional initiatives and wanted to bring the change in their peer communities.