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From Where I Stand: “While firefighting is traditionally known as a men’s occupation, women can easily do it”

Friday, January 4, 2019

21-year-old Merve Erbay is the first-ever woman firefighter working in the Turkish Parliament. After graduating from a Medical High School, then the Department of Dialysis of a university, she decided to take a job as a firefighter to fulfil her passion for firefighting. More

Call for proposals: Strategic Communication Programme for Achieving Specific Behavioural Results with regards to reducing Violence against Women in Serbia (GenderLab)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women/EU Regional Programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. This project is to contribute to elimination of gender-based discrimination and violence against women through strategic communication campaign for changing gender discriminatory social norms and attitudes at community level in Serbia and achieving concrete specific behavioural results in reducing VAW. More

Gender Equality in the spotlight at Ukraine Fashion Week

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ukraine’s top fashion designers team up with HeForShe and draw attention to human rights, gender equality and freedom to choose. 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

Committing to becoming agents of change at HeForShe Congress in Ukraine

Friday, July 6, 2018

At a UN Women organised event, men and women talked about what it meant to be a man and how to change attitudes to promote gender equality in the Ukraine. More

From Where I stand: "The concept of gender equality scares people in Moldova"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Valentina Rotari, 23, is pursuing a master’s degree in the Education and Culture department at “Alecu Russo” State University in Balti, a town north of Moldova’s capital, Chisinau. At the end of May, for the first time, Rotari participated in public discussions on gender equality and women's rights, organized by UN Women in Moldova with financial support from the government of Sweden. We talked to her after the event about how her views about gender equality have changed. More

In Moldova, students discuss gender bias, and dare to dream

Thursday, May 24, 2018

UN Women organized events for youth in Moldova to encourage them to challenge gender bias in their daily lives and career choices. More

Moldova honours 10 exceptional trail blazing women

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UN Women in Moldova pays tribute to 10 women who made history for being “first” in predominantly male arenas like politics, sports, military, business, science, and engineering. 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

Changing world of work, changing role of women - marking of International Women's Day in fYR Macedonia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To celebrate the International Women’s Day, 8th March, UN Women Office in Skopje supported the 8th edition of the Women’s Rights Nights (4-9 March 2017). Initiated by UN Women eight years ago, the event has grown into a cultural alternative in the celebration of the International Women’s Day. More

Comic Competition: Picture Gender Equality!

Monday, November 14, 2016

We invite you to show us what comes to your mind when you think of equal rights and opportunities, widespread gender stereotypes and inequalities. Imagine the situations that illustrate the problems brought by discrimination and how equal opportunities for everyone can change the life of women and men 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

Breaking gender stereotypes in Serbia

Thursday, March 10, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UN and CSO Centre of Modern Skills jointly organized a campaign dedicated to highlighting the unequal position of women in a society, particularly in the areas of labour and employment. More

Charting new territory on the minefields

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nazokat Begmatova , a humanitarian deminer, didn't have the opportunity to go to university, which reduced her chances of obtaining what would be widely considered `a good job` in her country. However, in contrast to the common practice in Tajikistan of marriage after school to alleviate economic challenges, she wanted financial independence and a job of her own. 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

Forging a new path, she flies high

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yevgeniya Goncharova creates an unfamiliar sight on the tarmac, as she goes about her daily job. At the age of 25, she flies planes, serving as a pilot for one of the biggest airline in Central Asia. One among a handful of women in a male-dominated field is how she is known not only in Kazakhstan where she is based, but also in the region. 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

Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on statistics organized a Round table dedicated to the improvement of gender statistics in Kazakhstan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

10 April 2012, Astana – Aimed at getting into a constructive dialogue between producers and users of statistical information and identifying main directions of development, Statistics Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized a Round table dedicated to the improvement of gender statistics in Kazakhstan. More

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