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“You can too” women’s rights campaign in Moldova – Aliona Lazarenco’s story - teaser

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"You Can Too" is a campaign about women in Moldova from various backgrounds, whose rights were violated because of their gender and the specific groups they belong to, including to do with their race, age, ethnicity, ability, etc. Our protagonists openly share their stories. Meet our first heroine - Aliona Lazarenco! În luna martie 2019, UN Women Moldova lansează campania „Și tu poți”! O campanie cu și despre femei din R. Moldova care, în pofida situațiilor de discriminare sau violență prin...

“You can too” women’s rights campaign in Moldova – Aliona Lazarenco’s story

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Her name is Aliona Lazarenco. She says that strength disregards humiliation and resignation, it is about will, courage and work. She is the first visually impaired person who studied at Balti State University in Moldova. After countless refusals to be employed, she managed to make a career at the National Centre for the Information and Rehabilitation of Blind People. She is a member of the national football team of the visually impaired people. Watch her story! Ea este Aliona Lazarenco, femeia...

International Women’s Day Event in Kyrgyzstan

Monday, March 11, 2019

On 5 March, more than 400 young people gathered in Talas, a city in northwestern Kyrgyzstan, to commemorate International Women’s Day and promote equal rights and opportunities for women and girls, specifically in innovation and technology industries. Successful women from different professions shared their personal experience in achieving success, overcoming various barriers, and made recommendations to young women and girls on choosing their path in education and professional life. The event...

Team of young boys bringing innovative solutions to prevention of GBV in BiH

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Trace Brace is a team of 5 young men from Bosnia and Herzegovina devoted to prevention of gender-based violence. These young men came up with a safety bracelet idea and developed the first prototype during UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 days of activism campaign in 2017. UN Women supported the development of the idea into a viable sustainable product. In the period from June to December 2018 the team had an opportunity to learn more about start up processes and develop essential start-up...

Young girls in BiH raising awareness on GBV amongst their peers

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

nisisama.ba is a first peer-to-peer website focused on prevention of violence against girls and young women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was developed by a team of young girls from Bosnia and Herzegovina who were inspired by similar global and regional initiatives and wanted to bring the change in their peer communities. The idea was initiated during UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 days of activism campaign in 2017. UN Women supported the development of the website in the period from...

Regional Forum on the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Under the auspices of the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and on the occasion of the campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the Regional Forum, aimed at taking stock of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), saw a plethora of actors and partners come together for a regional exchange. Representatives of different levels of government...

Addressing violence against Roma women

Friday, December 21, 2018

In Ukraine, negative stereotypes and prejudices against Roma remain widespread. This leads to discrimination and unfair treatment carried out by state and non-state actors. It also leads to violent attacks targeting Roma. This is especially true for Roma women, who often suffer from multiple discrimination based on multiple factors, including ethnicity, gender, social status as well as disability, age and others.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Five Roma Women on the Challenges Roma Face in Ukraine

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The majority of Roma women across Ukraine face intersecting forms of discrimination based on their gender, ethnicity and social status, which deepens their vulnerability and pushes them to the margins of the society. The most pressing issues are lack of civil registration documents, lack of quality education, stigma and violence, and low level of political and civil engagement among Roma women.

16 Days of Activism - the story of a woman who survived domestic violence

Friday, December 7, 2018

The UN Country Team in Ukraine under the leadership of UN Women and UNFPA produced a video with the participation of male celebrity advocates (celebrity musicians Segiy Babkin, Taras Topolia and Valeriy Kharchychyn) who voiced the story of a woman who survived domestic violence. They highlighted the fact that every 5th woman in Ukraine experienced some type of violence in their lifetime.

UN Women BiH video "Istanbul Convention - a comprehensive tool for ending violence against women"

Friday, December 7, 2018

Educational raising awareness video on the rights stipulated by national legislation, and enshrined in the Istanbul Convention Video reflects key messages of the Istanbul Convention. It is in educational mode, providing information to widest possible audience, in order to raise their awareness of all rights women are entitled to and that are recognized under the Convention and national legislation. Also, it educates women to whom they can turn to report violence or to seek information, advice...

Be stronger. Live without violence.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Violence against women and girls remains to be pandemic for many countries around the world, including Kazakhstan. It is a violation of human rights and freedoms, the origins of which are gender inequality and discrimination. The current video has been produced by UN Women Country Office in Kazakhstan as a part of the global communications campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” in 2018.

Achieve Gender Equality by 2030

Thursday, December 6, 2018

There can be no development without gender equality! It's up to all of us to achieve gender equality. United Nations and UN Women in Albania call on society to support the empowerment of women and girls everywhere!

Implementing Norms, Changing Minds – Testimonials 2

Monday, December 3, 2018

The EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” is working to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. In our second testimonials video, our partners and beneficiaries explain how the programme is making a difference in their work and daily lives. http://unwo.men/wgFM30ki9s6

Say No to violence against women with fire flies

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Despite progress achieved in recent years in combatting of violence against women and girls, it continues to be a global pandemic. UN Women aims to raise awareness and encourage commitment by all key stakeholders during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign, that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and continues to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year, UN Women in Turkey uses the symbol and inspiration of fireflies...

Creating a movement to fight sexual harassment, Ana’s story, FYR Macedonia

Monday, November 19, 2018

Ana Vasileva is a women’s rights activist and a member of the feminist collective, Fight Like a Woman, living and working in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic (fYR) of Macedonia. A contributor to UN Women’s Not only on March 8th initiative, which urges a year-round focus on gender equality issues, Vasileva works with UN Women’s Skopje office to organise gender equality events and debates. When Vasileva published a blog post about what she calls the “rape culture” in fYR Macedonia, she was...

Empowering survivors and women living with HIV— Elena’s story, Ukraine

Monday, November 19, 2018

Gender-based violence is persistent in Ukraine. Physical violence, the threat or fear of violence, and the fear of destitution interact with other gender-based economic and social inequalities, such as discrimination in education, employment and access to health care, to significantly increase women’s vulnerability to HIV infection. The country has the highest HIV prevalence in Europe, a situation made worse by the on-going conflict in eastern Ukraine1. In this short film, Elena Vdovenko...

At the forefront of response to survivors with disabilities, Ivana’s story, Serbia

Monday, November 19, 2018

Violence against women in Serbia is common, with every second woman having suffered some form of violence. Prevention, protection, prosecution and referral mechanisms on domestic and other forms of violence against women in Serbia remain weak despite improvements made in recent years with the adoption of general and specialized protocols and the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence in 2017. A vocal advocate for the rights of women with disabilities, Ivana Zelic has worked for 10 years at the...

Defending the human rights of Roma women – Manjola’s story, Albania

Monday, November 19, 2018

Violence against women in Albania is common, with nearly 60 percent of women aged 15-49 saying they have experienced domestic violence. When domestic violence occurs in a Roma household, police are often indifferent. Abused Roma women, particularly if they are poor, uneducated and unemployed, are unaware of their human rights and how to find shelters and access services. A diverse people with their own language, culture, traditions and customs, Roma often suffer discrimination and exclusion in...

Fighting for women’s property rights – Luljeta’s story, Kosovo

Monday, November 19, 2018

This video features Luljeta Aliu, founder of the NGO INJECT (Initiative for Justice and Equality), which supports efforts by marginalized women, young and elderly people, children and minorities in Kosovo(1) to achieve gender equality, realize human rights and social justice. Having experienced physical, psychological and economic violence from her former husband, she decided to report him to the police for domestic violence and filed for divorce. During court procedures, Aliu realized that the...

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