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Sweden and UN Women continue working together towards advancing gender equality and empowerment of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sweden offers additional financial support to UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina towards advancing gender equality and empowerment of women.

New survey reveals violence against women occurs widely in Albania

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Third National Population Survey “Violence Against Women” collects for the first time data on the nature and prevalence of different forms of violence.

Press Release: In Morocco, high-level delegation from North Macedonia learns first hand how to establish a Center of Excellence on gender-responsive budgeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A delegation of public officials from the Republic of North Macedonia, headed by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Mila Carovska, attended a 3-day study programme in Rabat, Morocco to explore the country’s internationally recognized Centre of Excellence on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).

Refugee and Turkish women in Gaziantep joined to a Jazz workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On the occasion of International Jazz Day, UN Women office in Turkey organized a jazz music workshop for refugee and Turkish women in Gaziantep.

Press Release: UN Women launches a new initiative to promote gender-responsive policies and budgets in the Republic of North Macedonia

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Government representatives, representatives from central and local self-government units, civil society organizations, academia and gender experts, gathered to discuss and highlight gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) at an event to launch the UN Women project “Promoting Gender-Responsive Policies and Budgets: Towards Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Republic of North Macedonia.”

Press release: As economic uncertainties, exclusionary politics, push-back on civil society, and labour informality rise, UN’s largest meeting on gender equality begins

Friday, March 8, 2019

Spotlight on improving social protection, inadequate public services and gender-blind infrastructure; identifying policy actions critical to propel gender equality and transform women’s lives

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.

Press release: UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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