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Take Five: “MPs play a crucial role in making gender-responsive budgeting a priority”

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dr. Helmut Berger, Head of Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office, recently briefed Albanian Members of Parliament (MPs) on how his office operates and measures gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) performance. In Albania, GRB principles are part of the medium term and annual budget programming processes. More

For the first time in Albania, cities adopt Gender Equality Action Plans

Friday, June 29, 2018

One year after seven municipalities in Albania formally confirmed their commitment to gender equality by signing the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, five of them, supported by UN Women, have prepared Gender Equality Action Plans. The municipal councils of Tirana, Elbasan and Durres have already approved their Action Plans. More

From where I stand: “We helped our community feel alive”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aliona Vdovenko is acting head of the village and leader of a women’s community self-help group “Fiesta” in Novomykolaivka, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Only 450 people reside in Novomykolayivka village and regional level budget-planning often doesn’t take into account the needs of those who live in small villages. Vdovenko advocates for the allocation of necessary resources for small villages, including hers, especially in line with the decentralization reform – one of the key reforms in Ukraine which aims to transfer power, resources, and responsibility from the executive branch to the local self-government. More

Rural women in Kyrgyzstan fight for their place in local leadership positions

Monday, July 3, 2017

Women activists meet MPs and government officials on Rural Women’s Day to discuss barriers faced by rural women in fully participating in the national development processes. More

Balkan and Moldovan MPs study Swedish gender equality first hand

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

UN Women brings Members of Parliament (MPs) from South-east Europe and Moldova to Sweden to learn first-hand about making gender equality central to government policies and budgets. More

UN Women strives to strengthen potential of civil servants to promote gender equality in Kazakhstan

Friday, September 21, 2012

UN Women in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute and OSCE strives to strengthen potential of civil servants to promote gender equality in Kazakhstan through development, implementation and monitoring gender-oriented policies in social, economic and other sectors. Supporting this, on September 18-20, 2012 UN Women together with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted a joint seminar “Introduction to gender studies”. More

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