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Kyrgyzstan launches national review of progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Government of Kyrgyzstan and the United Nations recently launched a national review of progress that will also identify new priorities for meeting the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda commitments. More

The largest network of lesbian activists in the region call for greater equality and inclusion

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The European and Central Asian Lesbian Conference (EL*C) in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, called for more inclusive societies across the region and the protection of their human rights. More

In the words of Ljiljana Gusic: “Rural women have great potential which need to be channeled well”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ljiljana Gusic is the founder of “Udahni Zivot,” a women’s association that promotes women’s creativity, encourages their economic empowerment and supports women from marginalised groups through education, employment and integration into society. UN Women recently supported these efforts in the framework of the EU-funded "Support to priority actions for gender equality" project. More

For a lasting peace in Kosovo and the region, political processes need to be gender-inclusive

Monday, March 25, 2019

Over 250 representatives of political and civil society groups from Kosovo and across the Balkans attended the 2019 Global Open Day, jointly organized by the UN and the European Union (EU), which both look to further increase their collaboration to increase involvement of women in decision-making processes. More

UN Women spotlights the contribution of women artists to the culture of Ukraine

Friday, March 15, 2019

To commemorate the first anniversary of the HeForShe movement in Ukraine and to recognise Ukrainian female artists of the past and present, UN Women, in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute, a state institution that represents Ukrainian culture internationally, has established the Women in Arts Award. More

Fenerbahçe Sports Club in Turkey features pioneer women athletes on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fenerbahçe Sports Club, which joined forces with the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sport in Turkey, hosted an event on International Women’s Day for women athletes who pioneered the establishment of women’s volleyball and basketball teams in 1954, and won consecutive championships between 1954 and 1961. More

The youth discusses women’s rights and gender equality on International Women’s Day in Turkey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

UN agencies in Turkey and the Embassy of Sweden in Ankara brought together university and high school students ahead of International Women’s Day to discuss the crucial role of youth as agents of change to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. More

Take Five: “Rural women’s access to the Internet is crucial for their economic empowerment”

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The initiative aims to build the capacity of rural women, and to empower them economically through productive employment and entrepreneurship. Yespenova explains the key findings of a UN Women commissions analysis on rural women’s employment and entrepreneurship in three pilot regions of the country. More

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange rang the bell for gender equality

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange JSC (“KASE”) held the opening bell ceremony titled “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” commemorating International Women's Day and seeking to highlight the criticality of advancing gender equality. More

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. More

Call for Proposals - Status of Women in the Labour Market

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) that have gender equality and women’s rights set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute to submit proposals for providing requirements as defined in the Call for Proposals document. More

Statement: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

Monday, March 4, 2019

In a statement for International Women’s Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, calls to put innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities. More

Take Five: "Women can be the engines and souls of the circular economy”

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Maja Lalic is a renowned Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of Belgrade's Mikser Festival. More

From where I stand: “Men and women have equal capabilities in technology”

Friday, March 1, 2019

Nino Nanitashvili has been involved in the empowerment and promotion of women in the field of IT. More

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia visits Albania

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

During her first official visit to Albania, which took place from 11 to 13 February, Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, met with government officials, parliamentarians, partners and donors. More

Opening new opportunities for tech careers for women in Moldova

Thursday, February 7, 2019

More than 1,000 women are learning new skills through an online platform supported by the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies and UN Women, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden. The programme trains young women for ICT careers as front-end developers and technology creators. More

Press Release: The Parliament of Albania and UN Women commit to greater collaboration for gender equality

Thursday, December 6, 2018

UN Women and the Parliament in Albania signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country. The memorandum builds on existing cooperation between the two institutions and will focus on implementing national and international commitments on gender equality and ending violence against women. More

Roundtable Rouses Support for Greater Regional Cooperation on Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Friday, October 26, 2018

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia gathered to share their experiences and challenges with implementing their National Gender Mechanism. This is a key tool to help countries meet their international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). More

UN Women calls for the realization of the human rights of Roma women in Ukraine

Thursday, October 18, 2018

On 17-18 October, UN Women organized the international conference “Realizing the rights of Roma women in Ukraine,” in close partnership with the Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Roma Women Fund Chiricli, in Ukrainian capital Kyiv. More

International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. More

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