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Youth in rural Kyrgyzstan champion gender equality and access to clean water

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

To advance gender equality and promote safe and peaceful communities, UN Women has been mobilizing youth in seven municipalities across Kyrgyzstan since 2015. The project, titled “Securing livelihoods for vulnerable women, men and children”, connects youth with water associations, local governments and a variety of women’s self-help groups from marginalized communities, to empower local communities and enhance equal access to natural resources. More

Landfill becomes a forest after woman councillor organises town

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Situated in Rapa lui Visan, an important natural tourist spot in Moldova, Taraclia village put up with an unhealthy landfill – until Pelaghia Traci, a local councillor mentored by a UN Women-supported initiative, got her neighbours to act. More

Municipality brings gender perspective into its budget decisions

Thursday, September 29, 2016

As one of the 10 pilot municipalities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to take part int he regional gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) project, Bogovinje’s decision to take up GRB has helped local female entrepreneurs and enhanced their aspiration to go into business. More

UN Women report: Gender inequality remains a pervasive problem in rural Georgia

Monday, April 25, 2016

Social and cultural barriers, lack of child care services and the burden of unpaid housework prevent women from developing their skills and from generating an income, according to a recent UN Women gender assessment of agriculture and local development systems in rural Georgia. More

UN Women stresses women’s role in water management at the Water for Life Conference

Friday, June 12, 2015

Equal access to water for men and Over 900 government representatives of UN Member States, experts, academics, and members of international, civil society and private sector organizations from more than 100 countries gathered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 9-10 June to review the Implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water For Life” (2005-2015), a global initiative for international cooperation in water management launched by the Government of Tajikistan 10 years ago. More

UN Women Moldova marks International Roma Day

Thursday, April 11, 2013

On 8th of April, International Roma Day, in Tibirica commune, Calarasi district, UN Women organized a Round Table to discuss the challenges and issues of Roma women and their involvement in decision making process on the successful example of Roma women from the village of Schinoasa, which is part of the Tibirica commune. More

Older Women and Men with Disabilities Improved Access to Local Public Services in Plopi Commune, Moldova

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

132 women and men with disabilities, older women and boys as well as boys and girls from vulnerable families of Plopi community received access to local public services through special transport facility. The community of Plopi is located in South of Moldova, over 140 km away from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The commune consists of five villages – Plopi de Sus, Plopii de Jos, Taraclia, Hirtop and Alexandrovca. Plopii de Sus is the largest village, where the... More

Decentralization Reform: From Strategy to Actions

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

An international conference on decentralization reform started today in Chisinau which brought together 140 representatives of local and central public administration, civil society, development partners, as well as national and international experts. During two days, participants will analyse the experience of European countries in the field of local public administration, assess the implementation of the National Decentralization Strategy and debate on the sector action plans of the decentralization reform for areas such as education, finance, property, etc. More

Giving Romani children access to kindergarten and mothers a chance to find jobs in rural Moldova (Buda commune)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Change came with the community mobilization for empowerment initiative implemented by the JILDP. As a part of the community profiling exercise a lack of access to pre-school education, particularly acute for Romani families, was identified as one of the key human rights and gender concerns in both villages. Acknowledgement of the problem by the local public authorities and the community was the first step of the community mobilization. At the next stage, the Programme helped forming a community initiative group of parents and kindergarten teaches to advocate for addressing the situation, and for including it into the Buda Local Socio-Economic Development Strategy. More

Older women and men discussed the opportunities the Decentralization Reform brings during the public debates held in Cantemir

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, more than 25 representatives of civil society organizations working with older people and community groups of older people from Cantemir, Balti, Leova, Cimislia, Hincesti, Comrat, Basarabeasca, Cahul, and Edinet, representatives of central and local government, civil society and international organizations participated at the national public debates on the situation of older women and men in the context of decentralization reform launched in Moldova. The event took place in Cantemir town, and was organized by the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova, with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme implemented with assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the financial support of the Government of Sweden. More

Giving young children access to school and mothers a chance to find jobs in rural Moldova

Monday, October 8, 2012

Many young children in rural Moldova are stuck at home in the long cold winter months with nowhere to go and nowhere to play. Kindergartens and pre-schools are few and even when they are in place, they are in poor shape and often badly heated. There is little opportunity for employment, and without a centre for young children to go, there is even less chance for rural women to find jobs. More

Ensuring Access of Boys and Girls from Vulnerable Families to the Kindergarten and Giving Mothers a Chance to Find a Job in Rural Moldova: Hincauti commune

Friday, September 7, 2012

20 more girls and boys from vulnerable families of Hincauti commune received access to pre-school education, and together with the other 44 girls and boys enjoy improved kindergarten conditions thanks to the community initiative supported by Joint Integrated Local Development Programme of the Government of Moldova, implemented by UNDP and UN Women, funded by the Government of Sweden. More

A new decentralization policy in Moldova has explicitly addressed the needs of women

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Following two years of public debate and consultation, the President of the Republic of Moldova has signed into law a strategy to decentralize services and decision-making to its local public administrations, making them more accessible to Moldovans. More

Opening ceremony of the kindergarten renovated in the frames of Central Asia Regional Migration Programme

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On 22 May 2012 in Kara-Suu Rayon, Osh oblast, the Community Fund "Otuz Adyr" inaugurated a kindergarten after it had been renovated and re-equipped with the financial support of UN Women and contributions organized by the Fund. More

Romani women discuss the decentralization reform and the opportunities it opens for them in Moldova

Friday, May 4, 2012

Today Romani women from three districts of Moldova took part in the public debates “Opportunities for vulnerable groups in the context of decentralization reform: Roma” that took place in Tibirica commune. The debate was organized at the threshold of the International Roma Day by the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova with a support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) implemented by UNDP and UN Women, funded by the government of Sweden More

One Stop Shop Service Delivery in Tajikistan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It is a crisp spring morning in Ghonchi district in northern Tajikistan, and a large crowd of women from across the district have gathered outside of the main government building, the Khukumat. They are here for an historic event – the opening of Tajikistan’s first One Stop Shop for public service delivery. More

Moldova: Empowering Vulnerable Women and Men in Addressing Community Human Rights and Gender Equality Concerns

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1-7 March 2012 the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) hosted a follow-up mission of Mr. Simon Forrester, international expert on community mobilization. The mission was designed to further strengthen implementation of JILDP’s program on community mobilization and empowerment of women and men representing vulnerable groups in 60 rural communities of Moldova, and is a follow up of initial training delivered by the same expert in July 2011. More

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