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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

Arts, sports, and technology foster empowerment of girls

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The conference on the International Day of the Girl Child co-organized by UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women in Turkey in partnership with Aydın Doğan Foundation centered on girls’ empowerment through science, arts, and sports. The common message given to hundreds of girls at the conference is, “Set a goal, work hard and never give up!” More

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine joins the HeForShe global movement

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On 12 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, made a public HeForShe commitment on behalf of the Ministry in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has become the first state institution to join the HeForShe solidarity movement in Ukraine. 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

Kosovo’s biggest film festival shines a spotlight on women

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kosovo’s premier International Documentary and Short Film Festival, known as Dokufest, treated audiences to a special focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment this year. Held from 3-11 August, under the theme of ‘Reflections’, a portion of this year’s programme was dedicated to the empowerment of women. More

In Serbia, mothers and their children with disabilities find hope in ‘granny's jam’

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

By making ‘granny's jam’, a woman-run organization, Evo Ruka, is earning money to improve the inclusion of children with disabilities, while also building a whole community of support and encouragement. More

Civil Society Organizations in Albania to serve as watchdogs on gender budgeting

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

For the first time in Albania, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are going to monitor the budget of public institutions through a gender lens, with the aim of helping to ensure they meet the needs of women and men equally. More

From where I stand: “Tales can instill positive values”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Diana Anthimiadou is a popular Georgian writer. She contributed two tales to the collection of fairy tales titled Once There was a Girl. The book, published in June 2018, was developed by UN Women Georgia. 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

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

Fairy tale collection “Once There was a Girl” - A gift for children from UN Women

Friday, June 15, 2018

For many children, fairy tales are an important introduction to the outside world. They teach children how to distinguish kindness from malice, recognize justice from injustice, generate empathy and encourage bravery. More

Call for Proposals: Status of Women in the Labour Market

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposals: Status of Women in the Labour Market - UN Women Programme Office in Serbia now invites sealed proposals from qualified proponents for providing the requirements as defined in the UN Women Terms of Reference. More

Call for Proposals: Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposal (CFP) Economic Empowerment of Rural Women - This UN Women Call for Proposals consists of four sections and a series of annexes that will be completed by proponents and returned with their proposal. More

Call for Proposals: Women Entrepreneurship

Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Proposal (CFP) Women Entrepreneurship - This UN Women Call for Proposals consists of four sections and a series of annexes that will be completed by proponents and returned with their proposal. More

Press Release: One of the largest sports events of Ukraine xelebrates the HeForShe Movement

Sunday, April 22, 2018

On April,22 2018 one of the largest and most anticipated sports events of Ukraine, the 8th Kyiv Half Marathon, engaged 11,000 participants from 52 countries, and more than 27,000 spectators who watched this extraordinary event in the Downtown Kyiv. More

High-level commitment to gender equality in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Monday, April 2, 2018

UN Women held a high-level strategic meeting with the Prime Minister and Ministers of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to discuss urgent steps to be taken for ensuring gender equality in the public finance reform process. More

Press Release: Ukraine joins the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ahead of the International Women’s Day, UN Women launched the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality in Ukraine and joined the global HeForShe Arts Week, which takes place from 8 to 15 March in different cities around the world. The HeForShe campaign kicked off a call for supporters of gender equality and women’s rights among men and boys in Ukraine. More

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