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Press Release: Making agriculture and rural development policies respond to women’s needs in FYR Macedonia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Findings of a UN Women-supported research in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia showed that only 12 per cent of women in rural areas are land owners and less than 10 per cent have decision-making roles related to land. While women in agriculture work on average 11.06 hours per day, 41,7% of the total workload belongs to unpaid work. More

Press Release: UN Women spotlighted gender equality as key to refugee response and humanitarian action

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Turkey hosts over 4 million Syrian refugees and 70 per cent of them are women and children. The International Conference hosted by UN Women in Turkey emphasized the importance of placing gender equality at the heart of refugee response and humanitarian action. More

Press Release: The Parliament of Albania and UN Women commit to greater collaboration for gender equality

Thursday, December 6, 2018

UN Women and the Parliament in Albania signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country. The memorandum builds on existing cooperation between the two institutions and will focus on implementing national and international commitments on gender equality and ending violence against women. More

Press Release: International Conference on “Prevention of Domestic Violence through Effective Cooperation: New Step in Development of Crisis Centres”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The International Conference entitled “Prevention of Domestic Violence through Effective Cooperation: New Step in Development of Crisis Centres” (the Conference) has taken place today in Astana as a part of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” global campaign. More

“LIBERĂ”, a theater performance about prejudices and stereotypes, played in Chisinau, Moldova

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Over 700 people have attended the premiere of the theater performance „LIBERĂ” (“Free” - from Romanian), directed by Ianoș Petrașcu, at the National Philharmonic Hall in Chisinau, Moldova. The performance addresses the issue of violence against women and its repercussions on the future generation. It’s a play about patterns, written and unwritten laws of life. It is the story of a teenage girl, who faces gender stereotypes and her tumultuous path towards achieving her dream. 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

Press Release: Fenerbahçe Sports Club levels the playing field for gender equality

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fenerbahçe Sports Club, one of the oldest and most popular sports clubs in Turkey, joined forces with the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sport. As a result of this unique collaboration, Fenerbahçe aims to set an example globally by pioneering a number of initiatives in the sports community through the “Equal Together” movement until the end of 2019. As part of the collaboration, Fenerbahçe Football Club Soccer Team will be wearing the HeForShe logo on their right arm throughout the 2018-2019 season. More

Press Release: Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Monday, November 5, 2018

More than 60 government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference in Bishkek on 5 November to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls in Central Asia. More

Press Release: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia commits to improving the social and economic development of rural women

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, the National Federation of Farmers and the Network for Rural Development in the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, in partnership with the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences and Food, supported by the Swedish Cooperative Centre We Effect and UN Women, organized an event to spotlight the importance of social and economic development of women living in rural areas. More

Press Release: OSCE and UN Women sign first-ever Memorandum of Understanding

Friday, September 28, 2018

The first-ever memorandum of understanding between the OSCE and UN Women was signed on 27 September by OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec. More

Press Release: No peace in the region without women’s meaningful participation, say women leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Regional Conference on Women, Peace and Security in South Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, organized by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, UN Women and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), with support from the Austrian Development Agency and from the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria in its current capacity as the President of the Council of the European Union. 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

Press Release: Gender responsive budgeting in sport can help achieve fair play for women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) women still run a distant second to their male counterparts when it comes to equal opportunities in sport, a new analysis released by the UN agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) reveals. More

Message from the United Nations in Tajikistan about zero tolerance against sexual harassment

Monday, September 3, 2018

The United Nations System supporting Tajikistan which includes UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, OHCHR, UNOPS, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, FAO, ILO, UNAIDS, UNDSS, IOM, UNESCO, UNRCCA, firmly believes in “walking the talk” and is fully committed to UN's zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, which means that even one sexual harassment case is one too many. More

Press Release: Government representatives from Kazakhstan get first-hand look at OECD best practices in gender-responsive budgeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A government delegation from Kazakhstan, including Tatyana Savelyeva, Vice-Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan and representatives of the Ministry of National Economy, participated at the second Senior Budget Officials (SBO) Experts Meeting on Gender Budgeting and the OECD Roundtable on Better Governance for Gender Equality in Vienna, Austria, supported by UN Women country office in Kazakhstan. More

Standards of Equal Representation and Participation in Politics in Albania: One Year from Local Elections

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

UN Women organized the National Conference on “Standards of Equal Representation and Participation in Politics: One Year from Local Elections”, in collaboration with the Albanian Parliament. More

Press Release: Women should have a greater role in peacebuilding and European integration

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In a regional conference on women’s participation in peace and European integration, women politicians, parliamentarians and civil society from countries in region, and UN Women representatives called for a greater role of women in peace processes and European integration in the region of Western Balkans. More

WikiGap initiative in Skopje brings great turnout and success in raising awareness for gender equality

Friday, June 22, 2018

Caption Text (Skopje, 20 June) – Over 55 volunteers – students, recent graduates and gender experts – worked on narrowing the gender gap on Wikipedia in Macedonian language at the WikiGap event, organised by the Swedish Embassy in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, UN Women Skopje office and the local branch of Wikipedia – Shared Knowledge in Skopje. Their work resulted in developing 103 new articles on women and gender equality issues that made a... More

Access to housing, inability to speak in Turkish and employment are the biggest challenges for Syrian women in Turkey, finds new report

Thursday, June 21, 2018

UN Women announces the results of a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women and girls under temporary protection status in Turkey. The assessment uncovers significant gaps in Syrian women’s empowerment and puts forth recommendations to shift gears. More

Press Release: The Government of Tajikistan and international community spotlight women as key enablers in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

At today's high-level international meeting "Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions” preceding the ‘International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”', the Government of Tajikistan, together with the international community, including UN Women, the European Union, HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite as well as representatives of the Brazilian and Australian Government, called for urgent action to ensure women’s and girls’ right to access clean water and sanitation and to participate in processes related to their effective management. More

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