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Call for Proposals: Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations

22 May 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in six Western Balkan countries and Turkey

22 May 2017

UN Women, T invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in six Western Balkan countries and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending violence against women and girls: UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women's rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in six Western Balkan countries and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme 'Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds'funded by the European Union. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Norway for annual consultations

19 May 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Oslo, Norway from 22 –23 May, for the annual consultations, which provide the opportunity to discuss the status of gender equality in Norway, as well as Norway’s contribution to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide—a top priority that Norway and UN Women share. More

Georgia Ratifies the Istanbul Convention

19 May 2017

Today Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia deposited the instrument of ratification in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. More

Bosnian media should stop exploiting violence against women, report urges

11 May 2017

Calling for more responsible reporting, UN Women-supported report urges media in Bosnia and Herzegovina to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence. More

New progressive law on domestic violence adopted in Kyrgyzstan

10 May 2017

Recently adopted law on domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan aims to improve protection measures for survivors, simplifies reporting procedures and introduces behaviour correction for perpetrators. More

Op-ed: Gender equality can save women’s lives in disasters

09 May 2017

In an op-ed ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, highlight the importance of recognizing the greater risks women experience and their unique roles in resilience building, disaster response and recovery. More

Community Resource Centres foster jobs and dreams

08 May 2017

IDPs and Georgia’s most vulnerable communities learn cooperation and develop entrepreneurial skills, thanks to EU-funded project. More

UN Women report recommends recognition of gender-based violence as a basis for asylum

03 May 2017

A new report prepared by a team of international lawyers for UN Women finds that legal gaps in the European Union expose women survivors of gender-based persecution to the risk of being denied asylum. More

Gender equality drives Georgia's future

29 April 2017

Innovative e-learning initiative shows way to prevent workplace sexual harassment. More

Moldovan women now say, “Yes, I code!”

27 April 2017

Gender stereotypes still dictate and limit women’s career choices In Moldova, as in many other countries. Now, thanks to GirlsGoIT, a UN Women initiative, a digital industry that once largely bypassed women in Moldova, is no longer a missed opportunity for them. More

In Ukraine, media explores gender biases through interactive theatre

25 April 2017

Media representatives, civil society activists and gender equality advocates from conflict-affected communities in eastern Ukraine explored gender roles, behaviours and biases and acquired knowledge and tools for gender-sensitive media reporting. The learning through the inter-active Forum Theatre – an approach, also called “The Theatre of the Oppressed,” was organized by UN Women in partnership with the “Theatre for Dialogue”, a non-profit organization, and... More

UN Women and the European Union launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in FYR Macedonia

25 April 2017

UN Women and the European Union organized a high-level workshop on 25 April 2017 to launch the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia component of "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” a new regional programme that aims to combat violence and discrimination against women and girls in six Western Balkans countries and Turkey, funded by the European Union. More

Moldova’s innovative approach to end violence against women presented at Oxford University

19 April 2017

UN Women presented its experience in eliminating violence against women in Moldova as a case study at Oxford University. Adopting an innovative approach to change behaviors of violence survivors, UN Women managed to considerably increase the number of women who know their rights and request support services. More

Women-run businesses thrive in Tirana

12 April 2017

UN Women partnered with Swisscontact and GIZ, Swiss and German development agencies with specialized knowledge in business training, coaching and monitoring processes. More

From Where I Stand: Victoria Luca

08 April 2017

Victoria overcame prejudices about being a Roma woman and is now a promoter of women’s rights and equality. More

Putting women in the forefront of disaster response in Europe

29 March 2017

As natural disasters are affecting Europe and Central Asia, it is essential to recognize women as dynamic agents in disaster risk reduction (DRR), concluded a panel organized by UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction which ended on 28 March. More

UN Women and United Nations Kosovo* Team-supported movie Home wins British short film – BAFTA award

28 March 2017

In February, UN Women Kosovo supported “Home” that takes the award for British Short Film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards (BAFTA) 2017. This makes the movie Kosovo’s first production to win this prestigious award. More

Women power goes green in Serbia

24 March 2017

Women survivors of domestic violence might be breathing new life into their organic garden but the green goods empower back. More

In the words of Aisulu Jenalieva: “Women can have more freedom and men can share domestic work”

20 March 2017

Aisulu Jenalieva, 48, has gone from being an abandoned wife of a migrant worker without the means to support her family, to leading a self-help group and collective that runs Jirgatol district’s first dairy production facility in north-east Tajikistan. Her entire perspective has changed since participating in the project. “Earlier, my only wish for my daughter was that she got a good husband, a good household and a piece of land. Now, I want a good education for her,” says Jenalieva. More

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