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Statement: Speaking out and speaking up for fundamental rights and freedoms

Friday, December 7, 2018

In a statement for Human Rights Day (10 December) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women, says: "Let us re-affirm our commitment to a world in which human rights, and women’s rights, underpin justice, solidarity, harmony and prosperity for all". More

UN Women calls for the realization of the human rights of Roma women in Ukraine

Thursday, October 18, 2018

On 17-18 October, UN Women organized the international conference “Realizing the rights of Roma women in Ukraine,” in close partnership with the Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Roma Women Fund Chiricli, in Ukrainian capital Kyiv. More

Take five: “Equal representation and participation of women in all aspects of life is still a long way off in Turkey”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sema Kendirci Uğurman is the Chair of the Turkish Women’s Union (TWU), the largest women’s association in Turkey. As part of the ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’ regional programme, the TWU will partner with UN Women to strengthen the capacity of civil society groups to advocate for the development and implementation of laws in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention More

In the words of Luiza Karimova: “We were sex slaves”

Monday, February 20, 2017

Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Luiza Karimova left her son with her family and travelled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to find work. In Kyrgyzstan, she was sold into sex slavery and trafficked into Dubai. After 18 months, she was arrested and sent to jail. Today, Karimova works with Podruga, an organization based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, which is supported by UN Women. Podruga works to end violence against women and assists women subjected to sex and drug trafficking. More

Kosovo* women police association to elect new board

Friday, April 1, 2016

Voting in secret ballots in the region will increase transparency and allow for greater participation in board voting by police from remote and minority regions of Kosovo. More

Turkey reviews progress on ending violence against women

Thursday, March 17, 2016

At CSW60, Turkey was among 10 Member States that, for the first time, submitted voluntary reviews of their progress towards CSW57 Agreed Conclusions on ending violence against women. More

International Women's Day 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

UN Women launces the HeForShe campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, June 11, 2015

UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Handball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina launches the HeForShe campaign with the Bosnian Handball Team players declaring their commitment to advance gender equality and women's empowerment. The handball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina express a very strong commitment to gender equality by engaging in the global HeForShe movement. More

Press release: New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

Monday, April 27, 2015

A major report from UN Women, released today in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. It takes an in-depth look at what the economy would look like if it truly worked for women, for the benefit of all. More

Statement made by Ms. Elaine Conkievich, Head of UN Women MCO Central Asia, at the Launch of UNHCR Global campaign to end statelessness in 10 years.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We conducted recently in Almaty regional consultations with all five countries of Central Asia to discuss progress achieved by countries on the enforcement of Beijing Platform for Action adopted in 1995. Because of the consultations, a set of practical recommendations for states to enforce their gender equality commitments was developed and is being presented this week in Geneva. The recommendations highlight a need to overcome statelessness in the region by setting 2020 as a clear deadline for resolving the issue of persons without citizenship and irregular migrants from a human rights perspective. UN Women is proud to be a partner of UNHCR in this important campaign and we look forward to everyone dedicated contribution to ending statelessness. More

Collecting and carrying water, burdensome reality for women

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Women highlights the urgent need to reverse the disproportionate burden on women to provide water for their families. More

Four-day training on “Monitoring of Women’s Human Rights Towards Efficient Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security” was conducted in Bishkek

Monday, November 19, 2012

A four-day training on “Monitoring of Women’s Human Rights Towards Efficient Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security” was conducted in Sayakat Asia Hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The workshop was organized within the framework of the UN Women Cross-regional programme “Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889” funded by the EU. More

Dushanbe hosts a Regional Conference of Ombudsmen of Central Asia and Russian Federation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A two-day conference “Effective Legal Remedies for Migrant Workers: Role of Ombudsmen of Russian Federation and Central Asia” will be held in Dushanbe on 30-31 October 2012 in the framework of the Regional Migration Programme in Central Asia and Russia implemented by UN Women, IOM and WB with a financial support of UK Government and the Project “Strengthening Capacity of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Tajikistan to Protect and Promote Rights of Tajik Migrant Workers” funded by the Human Rights Programme of Switzerland. More

ODIHR and UN Women highlight challenges facing abandoned women from migrant households in Tajikistan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The challenge of re-integrating abandoned wives of labour migrants into socio-economic life in Tajikistan is the focus of a conference in Dushanbe organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and UN Women on 12-13 September 2012. More

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