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In the words of Spartak Kosta: “The media should raise awareness about the issue of trafficking of women and girls”

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spartak Kosta is a third-year journalism student at the University of History and Philology in Tirana, Albania. He was among the first group of students to take a new university course on the reporting of trafficking of women and girls. The educational course was developed at the recommendation of a UN Women monitoring report. The study finds that journalists often write shallow trafficking stories that lack deep analysis and use unethical language with regards to victims. More

Making the change: Promoting gender equality in Moldova’s media

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Swedish journalists share their experience in promoting gender equality in communications and journalism with local media, students and press officers in Moldova. More

Bosnian media should stop exploiting violence against women, report urges

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Calling for more responsible reporting, UN Women-supported report urges media in Bosnia and Herzegovina to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence. More

In Ukraine, media explores gender biases through interactive theatre

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Media representatives, civil society activists and gender equality advocates from conflict-affected communities in eastern Ukraine explored gender roles, behaviours and biases and acquired knowledge and tools for gender-sensitive media reporting. The learning through the inter-active Forum Theatre – an approach, also called “The Theatre of the Oppressed,” was organized by UN Women in partnership with the “Theatre for Dialogue”, a non-profit organization, and... More

Call for media competition on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Journalists, bloggers and media representatives working in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are invited to submit their gender-sensitive reports (articles, blogs, stories etc.) on a variety of topics and make their own contribution to eliminate gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in Ukraine! More

Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics

Monday, June 20, 2016

New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media. More

Social media brings Moldova’s women MPs closer to voters

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Women politicians in Moldova improve their social media skills and presence to put them in closer touch with their constituents – and increase the impact of their gender-positive messaging. More

Istanbul goes orange

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spotlight is on prevention as landmarks across Istanbul turn orange in response to the worldwide call to action of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. More

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including in Europe and Central Asia. More

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

Friday, May 1, 2015

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. More

In Bosnia, story-tellers prized for their empowering prose

Monday, April 20, 2015

Inspiring women to be masters of their own destiny, we share excerpts from three winning short stories in a UN Women competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, dubbed “Women – yesterday, today and tomorrow.” More

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. More

The awareness-raising campaign "Women are mainstay for families and the state" was held in Kazakhstan in May 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

The awareness-raising campaign "Women are mainstay for families and the state" was held in Kazakhstan in May 2013 under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 218 police officers, as well as representatives of education and health care system, members of the Interdepartmental Commission for Women, Family and Demographic Policy, crisis centers and student volunteers took part in the campaign. More

Issues of domestic violence in Tajikistan are again in the focus of local media

Friday, July 20, 2012

The award ceremony of the fourth contest for the “Best mass media product on Domestic Violence” was held through joint cooperation of Project on Prevention of Domestic Violence (PDV), UN Women and OSCE Offices in Tajikistan. The overall objective of the contest was to improve the access to quality preventive communication, to produce maximum number of articles, radio and TV programmes on domestic violence issues and to raise public awareness through mass media in order to attract governmental agencies, civil societies, and population of Tajikistan towards this problem. More

UN Women has discussed labour migration and VAW with Russian journalists

Monday, October 17, 2011

Russian Union of journalists and UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women UN Women within the framework of the regional programme financed by the government of the United Kingdom have held a series of events dedicated to labour migration and prevention of violence against women at XV Festival of Russian Journalists held from September 25 to October 1 in Sochi. More

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