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Regional forum takes stock of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, December 28, 2018

Convened by the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, UN Women, the European Union, and the Council of Europe (CoE), in partnership with European Women’s Lobby, the regional forum reviewed progress in fulfillment of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention. The forum took place within the framework of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds". More

Media advisory: Promoting the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, November 23, 2018

Regional Forum: Promoting Implementation of Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Integrated policies, inclusive partnerships” More

From Where I Stand: “Each woman breaking the cycle of violence and fear is our greatest motivation”

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Aida Mustacevic-Cipurkovic is one of the pioneers in supporting survivors of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that took place between 1992 and 1995. She joined the civil society in 1994, convinced that she could support those in need through her activism. For more than two decades, Ms. Mustacevic-Cipurkovic has been helping women survivors of various forms of violence as a psychotherapist. More

Press Release: Balkan women politicians urge for meaningful participation of women in peace and security

Friday, November 16, 2018

Women politicians, members of parliaments, diplomats and civil society representatives from across the Western Balkans together with UN Women, made a strong call for women’s equal participation in peace and security processes. More

Roundtable Rouses Support for Greater Regional Cooperation on Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Friday, October 26, 2018

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia gathered to share their experiences and challenges with implementing their National Gender Mechanism. This is a key tool to help countries meet their international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). More

Call for proposals: Strategic Communication Programme for Achieving Specific Behavioural Results with regards to reducing Violence against Women in Serbia (GenderLab)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women/EU Regional Programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. This project is to contribute to elimination of gender-based discrimination and violence against women through strategic communication campaign for changing gender discriminatory social norms and attitudes at community level in Serbia and achieving concrete specific behavioural results in reducing VAW. More

Press release: Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better. More

Call for Proposals: Empowering women living in rural areas in Serbia

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women/EU Regional Programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. This project is to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on availability and quality of service provision for women and girls subject to violence living in rural areas and other women facing multiple and intersecting discrimination. To achieve this, UN... More

Call for Proposals: Advocacy dialogue on gender-based discrimination and harmful stereotypes in Serbia

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women/EU Regional Programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. This project is to contribute to ending violence against women focusing advocacy/dialogue on gender-based discrimination and harmful stereotypes, particularly against Roma and rural communities with the relevant government institutions and independent government bodies mandated to work on gender equality and anti-discrimination. More

In Serbia, mothers and their children with disabilities find hope in ‘granny's jam’

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

By making ‘granny's jam’, a woman-run organization, Evo Ruka, is earning money to improve the inclusion of children with disabilities, while also building a whole community of support and encouragement. More

Take Five: “Services need to be made accessible to women with different types of disabilities”

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Veronika Mitro is one of the most vocal advocates for women’s rights in Serbia, with a particular focus on the sexuality of women with disabilities. She is one of the founders of the Women's Studies and Research Centre in Novi Sad, Serbia. Currently, she is working at the NGO ‘...iz kruga - Vojvodina’, which is partnering with UN Women to provide services to survivors of gender-based violence – specifically women from marginalized groups, including women with disabilities, and survivors of rape and sexual assault. More

Call for Proposals: Status of Women in the Labour Market

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposals: Status of Women in the Labour Market - UN Women Programme Office in Serbia now invites sealed proposals from qualified proponents for providing the requirements as defined in the UN Women Terms of Reference. More

Call for Proposals: Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposal (CFP) Economic Empowerment of Rural Women - This UN Women Call for Proposals consists of four sections and a series of annexes that will be completed by proponents and returned with their proposal. More

Call for Proposals: Women Entrepreneurship

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposal (CFP) Women Entrepreneurship - This UN Women Call for Proposals consists of four sections and a series of annexes that will be completed by proponents and returned with their proposal. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, March 8, 2018

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women’s achievements, activism and potential in Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. From important social and digital campaigns, panels, seminars and press conferences to engaging the international community and members states with discussions around gender equality at key international meetings, here are some highlights from the occasion in our region. More

Women Activists in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the EU-UN Women regional programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," has created an interactive map showcasing some of the brave women working to end discrimination and violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

Women Activists in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the EU-UN Women regional programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," has created an interactive map showcasing some of the brave women working to end discrimination and violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

In the words of Zora Celovic: “Being an activist requires full time devotion and a very strong will for all the battles on the way”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Zora Celovic is a vocal advocate for rural women’s rights and speaks publicly about the issue. She founded the “Priboj Women's Initiative” to help address the discrimination and inequality that rural women in the Priboj area of south-western Serbia faced. In this farming area, where women are often responsible for milk distribution, the initiative also recently benefited from UN Women support to improve their economic opportunities, while also easing their daily workload and expanding their horizons. More

Press Release: Local women need voice for regional and international peace to hold

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Partesh and Klokot, Kosovo [1] - Members of the Regional Women’s Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice in South Eastern Europe (RWLSEE) took part in a two-day international conference on how women at the local level can play a greater role in peace-building. Participants from seven countries of the region explored ways to promote women, peace and security, with a focus on multi-ethnic municipalities of Partesh and Klokot in southeastern Kosovo. They analysed common challenges and ways... More

Women’s groups discuss how to integrate intersectional approaches for ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Twenty-five women representing different marginalized groups from the Western Balkans and Turkey met in Istanbul to discuss how to better integrate an intersectional approach into their work on ending violence against women. More

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