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

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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

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

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    Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

    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

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    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”. 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

Featured publication

2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

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.


Shaping the women, peace and security agenda with more women in the ranks
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In a statement for International Day of UN Peacekeepers, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the important role women peacekeepers play in tackling critical issues. More

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Young girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina raise awareness on gender-based violence

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.

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