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Women should play key roles in conflict prevention in Central Asia say experts

22 June 2017

“The role of women and youth in conflict prevention in Central Asia,” event was organized by the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in cooperation with UN Women Multi-country Office in Central Asia and the Regional Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More

New home gives hope to domestic violence survivors in Kosovo*

21 June 2017

UN Women has helped set-up Domestic Violence Coordination Mechanisms in seven municipalities to bring together local-level representatives from shelters, survivors’ advocates, police, health, judiciary, education, employment offices, and civil society organizations. One of the main issues to emerge from the regular meetings between members of the Mechanism was the need for more sustainable housing solutions for survivors like Arta. More

Seven cities in Albania sign European Charter for equality

18 June 2017

Seven municipalities in Albania have joined cities across Europe by signing the European Charter for Equality of women and men in local life. More

Statement: We must bring women’s voices, knowledge and leadership to the heart of humanitarian action

16 June 2017

Statement for World Refugee Day, 20 June, by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and United Nations Population Fund Acting Executive Director Natalia Kanem More

From where I stand: “I was seven-months pregnant when displaced by conflict”

16 June 2017

Svitlana Chychyrko was displaced by conflict in eastern Ukraine when she was seven-months pregnant. She delivered her baby away from home and shortly after received news that she had cancer. With determination and support from her peers, she overcame barriers and started a support club for internally displaced women with children. She now advocates for the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in host communities. More

Experts discuss how to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women in FYR Macedonia

16 June 2017

The first national conference on unpaid care work, gender inequality and the promise of the “care economy” took place in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia from 14 to 15 June 2017. More

Press Release: “We should invest in women and men to be their own liberators,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka concluding her official visit to Moldova

13 June 2017

In conclusion of her first official visit to Moldova, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka held high-level meetings with the President, Prime-Minister and Speaker of the Parliament to discuss and reiterate the importance of continued efforts to enhance policies and legislation to advance gender equality and women’s rights in Moldova. More

UN Women Executive Director visits Moldova

12 June 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the society to unite for advancing gender equality during her first official visit to the Republic of Moldova on June 11-12. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will celebrate 10 years of cooperation between UN Women (previously as UNIFEM), Republic of Moldova, and the Government of Sweden on promoting gender equality and women’s human rights. 11 June UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with women Members of Parliament.... More

Press Release: “We need people of all ages, genders and backgrounds working together for gender equality,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in Moldova

12 June 2017

During her first official visit to the Republic of Moldova, on 11-12 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the Moldovan society to unite for advancing gender equality in the country. More

World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe

10 June 2017

Hosted by Georgia, the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 saw its participating teams and the World Rugby Organisation declare their support for HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality. More

Press release: UN Women highlights women’s role in the energy of the future during EXPO 2017

09 June 2017

UN Women will showcase its best solutions on women’s role to boost the world’s access to energy, while at the same time fighting climate change, at this year’s EXPO in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 10 June to 10 September 2017. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

09 June 2017

During her first official visit to Ukriane, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with high-level government officials, civil society organizations, partners, donors and women survivors of violence. Women’s participation in peace and security processes, and the need to feature gender equality in all reforms and recovery and peacebuilding processes will be topics high on the agenda for discussions. More

Speech: “It is essential to have women in the centre of peacemaking”—Executive Director

08 June 2017

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Opening Session of the Workshop on the Rights of Internally Displaced Women and Women Affected by Conflict in Recovery and Peacebuilding in Kyiv, Ukraine More

In Moldova, women survivors rise to break the cycle of violence

08 June 2017

Women who have experienced violence and overcome it, know how to end and prevent it—that’s the premise of UN Women Moldova’s Positive Champions initiative. Using a peer-support model, the initiative has supported 44 women across villages and towns to share their experience and inspire women survivors to break the cycle of violence. More

Internally displaced women of Ukraine find voice through interactive theatre

07 June 2017

As the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, a local non-profit organization based in Kyiv empowers internally displaced women like Olesya Arkhypova by engaging them, along with women from the host communities, in live theatre. Together with local activists, the women depict and seek solutions to everyday challenges they face in host communities. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Ukraine and Moldova

06 June 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake her first visit to Ukraine and Moldova this week. She will use this opportunity to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment to support both countries in their efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More

Police run against violence in Eastern Ukraine

31 May 2017

In conflict-affected Eastern Ukraine, a fun run brings police and community residents together as “Violence Has no Excuse” campaign kicks off to raise awareness of violence against women. More

From housewives to local councils, rural women in Kyrgyzstan shift gears

30 May 2017

In villages across Kyrgyzstan, rural women are taking charge of their lives and livelihoods after completing leadership and skills training programmes. Most of the participants are now running small-scale businesses and some have joined local councils to shape laws and policies. More

New regional initiative to end discrimination and violence against women kicks off in Montenegro

30 May 2017

A new three-year programme “Implementing norms, changing minds” aiming to end discrimination and violence against women and girls kicked off today in Montenegro and brought together representatives of the EU Delegation, UNDP and UN agencies, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and civil society. More

Press Release: European Union and UN Women launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 May 2017

European Union and UN Women organized a high-level workshop on 29 May to launch the country-level component of the regional programme, "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.” More

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