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From where I stand: “We are not the ones to be shamed! Our attackers should be ashamed and prosecuted!”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dina Smailova, survivor of gang rape, decided to break her silence 25 years after the attack. Today, she leads the national movement against sexual violence in Kazakhstan. More

"My girl is not for sale": Escaping child marriage in Moldova

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Roma family challenges cultural norms by refusing a reparatory marriage. In their community, school drop-out rate is a stagerring record 58 per cent, mainly driven by child/early marriages, unplanned pregnancies and childcare responsibilities. More

Stopping sexual violence impunity in Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Participants at a UN Women event – Life free from fear: Stop rape impunity – provide law makers with concrete steps to end sexual violence in Kazakhstan. More

Press Release: UN Women and UNFPA condemn the brutal murder of Hande Kader and stand with the men and women of Turkey who work to end gender based violence

Sunday, August 21, 2016

UN Women and UNFPA promote zero tolerance towards violence against LGBTI and women, and call for the effective implementation of the Paris Principles and Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and LGBTI. More

Don't Keep Silent shines a light on sexual assaults in Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Inspired by nationwide campaign that led thousands of women to tell their tales of sexual assault, UN Women MCO Kazakhstan holds an important advocacy training workshop More

Reparations soon for conflict related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo*

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kosovo begins implementation of the law that gives legal recognition to civilian survivors of the armed conflict and allows them to claim survivor benefits. More

High-level global UN meeting to focus on ending violence against women

Friday, December 4, 2015

20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women co-organises a global meeting in Istanbul to get political commitment for active measures to end violence against women and girls. 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

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Friday, November 20, 2015

In her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world—a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can and will live free from violence”. More

Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence speak out in Kosovo – and get Government action

Thursday, October 15, 2015

As the UN Security Council marks the 15th anniversary of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, we showcase how survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in the Western Balkans come out of the shadows and speak out against human rights violations of women in conflict. More

Dressing up a soccer stadium for survivors in Kosovo

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As the country moves to break the silence around conflict-related sexual violence, a public art installation aims to raise awareness and combat stigma for survivors. More

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