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Kyrgyzstan launches national review of progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Government of Kyrgyzstan and the United Nations recently launched a national review of progress that will also identify new priorities for meeting the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda commitments. More

The largest network of lesbian activists in the region call for greater equality and inclusion

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The European and Central Asian Lesbian Conference (EL*C) in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, called for more inclusive societies across the region and the protection of their human rights. More

Gender equality reaffirmed as a key driver of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

At the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls were recognized as key drivers for the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More

International community calls for equal pay for work of equal value at high-level Regional Forum

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

At the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region in Geneva, the international community called for urgent action to ensure equal pay for work of equal value by adopting the right policies and requiring companies to implement transparent pay measures. More

Kosovo to start using an integrated database for cases of domestic violence

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ms. Ulrika Richardson, United Nations Development Coordinator, congratulating Kosovo on the key step forward in addressing and preventing domestic violence. Photo: UN Women Kosovo On 14 March 2019, a key milestone was achieved for Kosovo [1] when government institutions dealing with violence against women and girls signed a memorandum of understanding on an integrated and unified database for cases of domestic violence. This database will enable the monitoring and prosecution of domestic... More

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kazakhstan: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

UN Women in Kazakhstan and Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan organized an event aimed at analyzing and discussing women’s economic empowerment trends in Kazakhstan, with a focus on women’s entrepreneurship. More

Shining a light on conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo

Monday, March 25, 2019

Organized by the Jahjaga Foundation with the German Embassy, UN Women and the UN Kosovo Team, the conference not only served to shine a light on some of the darkest corners of human experience and share painful truths of conflict-related sexual violence, but also aimed to inspire global collaborations. More

For a lasting peace in Kosovo and the region, political processes need to be gender-inclusive

Monday, March 25, 2019

Over 250 representatives of political and civil society groups from Kosovo and across the Balkans attended the 2019 Global Open Day, jointly organized by the UN and the European Union (EU), which both look to further increase their collaboration to increase involvement of women in decision-making processes. More

Girls innovate for change in Kosovo

Monday, March 18, 2019

The UN Women Office in Kosovo, in partnership with IPKO Foundation, UNICEF, UN Kosovo Team, Agency for Gender Equality and SIDA, organized “Girls Innovate for Change” workshop with the aim of breaking barriers in traditionally male dominated professions. More

UN Women spotlights the contribution of women artists to the culture of Ukraine

Friday, March 15, 2019

To commemorate the first anniversary of the HeForShe movement in Ukraine and to recognise Ukrainian female artists of the past and present, UN Women, in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute, a state institution that represents Ukrainian culture internationally, has established the Women in Arts Award. More

Fenerbahçe Sports Club in Turkey features pioneer women athletes on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fenerbahçe Sports Club, which joined forces with the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sport in Turkey, hosted an event on International Women’s Day for women athletes who pioneered the establishment of women’s volleyball and basketball teams in 1954, and won consecutive championships between 1954 and 1961. More

The youth discusses women’s rights and gender equality on International Women’s Day in Turkey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

UN agencies in Turkey and the Embassy of Sweden in Ankara brought together university and high school students ahead of International Women’s Day to discuss the crucial role of youth as agents of change to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. More

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange rang the bell for gender equality

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange JSC (“KASE”) held the opening bell ceremony titled “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” commemorating International Women's Day and seeking to highlight the criticality of advancing gender equality. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. More

From where I stand: “Men and women have equal capabilities in technology”

Friday, March 1, 2019

Nino Nanitashvili has been involved in the empowerment and promotion of women in the field of IT. More

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia visits Albania

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

During her first official visit to Albania, which took place from 11 to 13 February, Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, met with government officials, parliamentarians, partners and donors. More

Ukraine discusses specific measures to end discrimination against Roma women

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Experts discuss issues raised during UN Women’s landmark 2018 conference on Roma women’s rights and look at how to end the discrimination, social marginalisation and poverty Roma women face. More

Take Five: “Gender-responsive budgeting is a crucial tool for gender equality”

Monday, February 4, 2019

Naim Çoban is the Head of the Strategic Development Department that operates under the Administrative Department in the Turkish Parliament. Administrative Department provides administrative and technical support to the General Assembly, committees, political party groups, and members of parliament. For the past few years, under the supervision of Administrative Department, Strategic Development Department is working on mainstreaming gender equality and gender-responsive budgeting in the parliament. UN Women provides technical expertise in exploring possible measures to enhance a gender- responsive parliamentary budget. More

10 myths about violence against women and girls

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Please enter text foOn the global level, one in three girls will be affected by violence during her lifetime. In the Republic of Moldova, according to the study “Violence against women in the family” (NBS, 2011), 6 out of 10 women faced psychological, physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners.r 10 myths about violence against women and girls More

Women’s groups to monitor the local elections in Turkey from gender equality perspective

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ahead of the local elections in Turkey to be held in March, UN Women and the Women’s Coalition brought together more than 100 women from across the country to discuss the monitoring of the elections. More

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