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Press Release: Fenerbahçe Sports Club levels the playing field for gender equality

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fenerbahçe Sports Club, one of the oldest and most popular sports clubs in Turkey, joined forces with the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sport. As a result of this unique collaboration, Fenerbahçe aims to set an example globally by pioneering a number of initiatives in the sports community through the “Equal Together” movement until the end of 2019. As part of the collaboration, Fenerbahçe Football Club Soccer Team will be wearing the HeForShe logo on their right arm throughout the 2018-2019 season. More

Press Release: Gender responsive budgeting in sport can help achieve fair play for women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) women still run a distant second to their male counterparts when it comes to equal opportunities in sport, a new analysis released by the UN agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) reveals. More

Georgian language has no gender prejudice, get it out of your head!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

UN Women Georgia’s new social campaign focuses on promoting gender equality and empowering women through sport More

Scoring goals for gender equality at the Global Goals World Cup

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took place on 19 September in Brooklyn, New York, to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals More

Photo essay: Life for Stela Savin, a Roma girl challenging gender stereotypes in Moldova

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stela Savin attends the eighth grade in central Moldova, and her dream is to become a world boxing champion. She comes from a Roma family where she is the fifth of seven siblings. Her two older sisters had engaged in several sports themselves when they were younger but had to stop when they got married. More

UN football team in Kyrgyzstan oranges their game in support of the UNiTE Campaign

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UN staff members in Kyrgyzstan joined the football tournament devoted to Independence Day, which is celebrated on 31 August annually, with orange uniforms in support of UN Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. The tournament was initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and took place on 21 August 2015. More

Press release: Valencia Club de Fútbol and UN Women kick off partnership to promote gender equality

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and UN Women announced their partnership in support of UN Women’s mandate to promote and support gender equality across the globe. For the first time ever, UN Women will collaborate with a professional sports team. The organization’s logo will be featured on the back of the Valencia CF players’ jerseys when they play in European competitions such as the Champions League. More

Martial artists fight gender discrimination and violence in Tajikistan

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

“Strong men respect women.” These were the words of World Taekwondo Champion Daler Tyuryaev, who is helping to lead a movement of martial artists in the battle against gender-based violence and discrimination in Tajikistan. The National Taekwondo and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan (NTKF), which has partnered with UNFPA and the UN Country Team to promote gender equality and prevent gender-based violence, is supported by UNFPA, UN Women and other UN agencies. More

UN Women held a round table to announce nomination of the President of Tajikistan Taekwondo Federation to the UNiTE campaign Network of Men Leaders and call other sport federations to support and join the campaign

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On december 4, 2012, UN Women in Tajikistan held a round table to announce the nomination of Mirsaid Yakhyaev, President of the National Taekwondo Federation of Tajikistan to the United Nations Secretary-General Campaign “UNiTE to End Violence against Women Network of Men Leaders.” The event took place in Vefa Center in Dushanbe and was attended by representatives of other Sport Federations (including Federations of judo, athletics, and football), Olympic Committee of Tajikistan, UN Agencies, NGOs, State Committee on Youth, Sport and Tourism, mass media and others. More

National Taekwondo and kickboxing Federation of the Republic of Tajikistan conducted outreach activities within the "Orange Day" campaign at the World Taekwondo championship in Tallinn

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

23-26 August, 2012, 10th World Taekwondo (ITF) Championships among juniors and 5th championship among veterans took place in Tallinn. The competition was attended by more than 800 athletes from 60 countries; the total number of participants of the championship was over 1,000 people. In the course of the championship and the Congress of the International Federation of Taekwondo (ITF), the National Federation of Taekwondo and Kickboxing of the Republic of Tajikistan, as a partner of the UN Secretary General's campaign "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" held an information campaign to fight violence against women and girls. More

Tajikistan Taekwondo Federation promotes zero tolerance to VAW

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Federation of Taekwondo and Kickboxing Team of Tajikistan has initiated awareness campaign against violence against women at the World Championship held from 4 to 14 of September in the capital of North Korea. More

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