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Zero tolerance a must to end violence against women and girls leaders say at global UN conference

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a UN Women co-organised global meeting in Istanbul seeks concrete political commitments for active measures to end violence against women and girls. More

Gender Summer School kicks off in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan launched its Academic Gender Summer School in Ashuu, Chui oblast. Running from 12-20 August, the Summer School aims to develop national gender capacity in Kyrgyzstan and support gender equality in Kyrgyz media, education, research and public institutions. 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

Central Asia Sub-Regional Consultation on Beijing+20

Friday, October 31, 2014

On 22-23 October 2014 Almaty hosted Consultative Meeting to review progress on Beijing Platform for Action (1995) in Central Asia. This event is an important preparatory stage to the upcoming regional inter-governmental review and non-governmental forums in Bangkok and Geneva. 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

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