- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Ending violence against women and girls (4)
- Leadership and political participation (3)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- Peace and security (3)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (3)
- Employment (2)
- Poverty (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- Unpaid work (1)
- Gender discrimination (1)
- UN Security Council resolution 1325 (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Markets (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
- UN Security Council resolutions (1)
- National planning (1)
- Financing for gender equality (1)
- Education (1)
- Gender stereotypes (1)
- Rural women (1)
- Political empowerment (1)
- Voices and profiles (1)
- UNiTE campaign (1)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (1)
- Decision-making (1)
- Training (1)
- Show more Hide
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Across Europe and Central Asia, women are industry leaders, innovators, activists and social entrepreneurs. Each day, they bring their ideas and their hearts into transforming our world through the empowerment of women and girls. They are changing the ways business is conducted, cities are built, services are delivered. Their way is a smart, sustainable one, and in sharing some of their inspiring stories, we salute their ingenuity and courage.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Orange public bus has visited 8 towns during 16 days and traced the most frequently taken public transportation routes for eight hours per day, giving free rides to passengers while engaging them in a conversation with service providers about the elimination of violence against women.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Menal Suleyman, at the age of thirty, is a mother of three, a widow, and a refugee from Syria. Fleeing the violence in Syria, Suleyman has found a new life, and hope, in Turkey, assisted by the “SADA Women-only Centre”, a UN Women-led project in Gaziantep.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
In Moldova, widespread patriarchal attitudes and gender-based stereotypes perpetuate the idea that women are responsible for child and home care, with fathers expected to be breadwinners. To challenge this widespread notion, the Embassy of Sweden organised in partnership with the UN in Moldova the photo exhibition Dads from Moldova and Sweden.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Svetlana Mantea is a local councillor and history teacher in Cobâlea, Șoldănești, a village of about 2000 inhabitants, located 120 kilometers north of Moldova`s capital, Chisinau. Feeling empowered, having participated in a UN Women-supported National Mentorship Programme for Women Councillors called Inspir-o!, Mantea was promoted to School Director. She soon started working with students, teachers and parents to challenge gender stereotypes in education, opening up new opportunities for both girls and boys.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
These infographics are based on the Gender Barometer research, the first comprehensive study of its kind to provide insight into women’s and men’s participation in politics and decision-making in the Republic of Moldova. First launched in 2006, and later in 2016, it allows for comparing and analyzing participation of women and men in politics and decision-making in the last decade.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Women with disabilities face significant obstacles – both in public and private spheres – in accessing adequate health, education, vocational training and employment. UN Women advocates for the rights of women with disabilities across the Europe and Central Asia region and makes sure to address the intersectionality of gender and disability in the national dialogue.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
UN Women, together with UNFPA, UNDP and IOM, recently published a research report about the socio-economic obstacles faced by conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This infographics demonstrate the research findings.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Across Europe and Central Asia, UN Women aims to accelerate rural women's economic empowerment. Here are a few examples of how we empower rural women in the region.
Friday, September 15, 2017
In May 2017, the Government of Albania introduced a new law on “Local Government Finance” with a specific focus on advancing gender equality in national and local budgeting and policy making.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Infographics on Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Infographics on Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Women predominantly shoulder the enormous – and economically essential – burden of unpaid care and domestic work in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as is the case globally. Women also occupy jobs that pay less and provide no benefits.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Gender-responsive budgeting is an innovative public policy tool that comprehensively assesses gender gaps in public budgets and identifies key actions to close them. In Albania, almost all ministries now have clear gender equality objectives in their budget planning. In 2017, they have committed a total of USD 91 million, the largest state budget committed to advancing gender equality in the country.
Friday, May 5, 2017
These inspiring stories were among many more recently showcased in the hugely successful #YesSheCan photo exhibition, organized by UN Women's Multi Country Office in Central Asia. Exhibited across Kazakhstan’s main cities in shopping centres, universities and museums, more than 800,000 people, especially youth, learned about these exceptional Kazak women who are making their mark in traditionally male dominated professions.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
After Veronica Spânachi’s husband was killed in a car accident in front of their home, she vowed to make her town’s roads safer so others wouldn’t endure a similar tragedy. A UN Women-supported National Mentorship Program for Women Councillors, called Inspir-o!, helped her to fulfil her vow.