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A letter to girls from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, on International Day of the Girl Child

Thursday, October 11, 2018

On International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka writes: "This is a critical time for the girls of our world". 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

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

Albania marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science for the first time

Monday, February 12, 2018

In Albania, there are significant gaps in science, technology, engineering and math fields at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. Girl students in Albania dominate the field of educational sciences, followed by health and welfare. However, they remain under-represented in STEM particularly because of social, cultural and gender norms. More

Press Release: There should be “zero tolerance” in combatting sexual harassment

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

‘Awareness and Confidence Raising Workshop’, organized by Aydın Doğan Foundation, Hürriyet Daily and UN Women in collaboration with Fitside and Boğaziçi University brought together young women, the civil society and the media to emphasize that violence against women and girls could be prevented with a “zero tolerance” approach. More

Investing in girls is key for sustainable development

Thursday, October 12, 2017

UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women in Turkey paired up with Aydin Dogan Foundation to mark International Day of the Girl Child with a special event, which spotlighted the importance of girls’ empowerment, so that they can pioneer social change. More

From where I stand: “Changing the present, we are also changing the future”

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lamija Gutić is only 16 years old, and on her way to building technology solutions for a better world. An inspiration for many girls and women across the region, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, she talks about what the SDGs mean for her. More

Girls in Moldova hone their STEM skills and take a stand against domestic violence

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

65 girls aged 16 to 20 from 13 regions of Moldova learned web development, robotics, and 3D printing at the third edition of GirlsGoIT summer camp that took place on 21-30 July in Chisinau, Moldova. The participants have also visited several technology companies, such as DAS Solutions, Moldcell, Matrix and Tekwill. Additionally, DAS Solutions offered internships for two summer camp participants. More

“Without progress for girls, there can be no real progress”—Executive Director

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 More

Fathers in Turkey foster violence-free families and gender equality

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households. More

Empowering girls today for a safer, healthier, more prosperous Turkey

Friday, October 9, 2015

Educating girls is the most consistent driver of development, and investing in young girls can accelerate Turkey’s fight against poverty, inequity and gender discrimination, UN conference attendees told. More

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