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Take Five: “MPs play a crucial role in making gender-responsive budgeting a priority”

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dr. Helmut Berger, Head of Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office, recently briefed Albanian Members of Parliament (MPs) on how his office operates and measures gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) performance. In Albania, GRB principles are part of the medium term and annual budget programming processes. 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

Press Release: Government representatives from Kazakhstan get first-hand look at OECD best practices in gender-responsive budgeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A government delegation from Kazakhstan, including Tatyana Savelyeva, Vice-Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan and representatives of the Ministry of National Economy, participated at the second Senior Budget Officials (SBO) Experts Meeting on Gender Budgeting and the OECD Roundtable on Better Governance for Gender Equality in Vienna, Austria, supported by UN Women country office in Kazakhstan. More

Press Release: High-level event in Skopje spotlights best practices in the region and the latest global trends for gender budgeting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

UN Women, in partnership with the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, joined forces in organizing a regional conference on gender responsive budgeting More

Take Five: “We want to make gender-responsive budgeting a part of every state institution’s budgeting processes”

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mimoza Dhembi is the General Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania since 2000 and is one of the pioneers of the Public Financial Management reform in Albania. She has been crucial in establishing a successful collaboration with UN Women in mainstreaming gender through the introduction of gender-responsive budgeting in the Medium-Term Budget Program. UN Women offers technical assistance in gender-responsive budgeting to the government of Albania with financial support from the Austrian Development Agency. More

From where I stand: “We helped our community feel alive”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aliona Vdovenko is acting head of the village and leader of a women’s community self-help group “Fiesta” in Novomykolaivka, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Only 450 people reside in Novomykolayivka village and regional level budget-planning often doesn’t take into account the needs of those who live in small villages. Vdovenko advocates for the allocation of necessary resources for small villages, including hers, especially in line with the decentralization reform – one of the key reforms in Ukraine which aims to transfer power, resources, and responsibility from the executive branch to the local self-government. More

Balkan countries share gender-responsive budgeting lessons with Turkey

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

At a UN Women workshop, Turkish officials gained practical insights into the mechanics of integrating a gender equality perspective into budget processes. More

Across the Western Balkans, rural women are influencing local budgets and shaping progress

Friday, October 13, 2017

Across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova, UN Women works with governments to implement gender equality commitments and enhance women’s participation in decision-making. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency and Swiss Development Cooperation, the programme enables women to influence local budgets to address their diverse needs. More

Turkish MPs get first-hand look at gender equality in Finland and Sweden

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In a IPU-organised study visit in partnership with UN Women, Turkish deputies discussed best practices in gender equality – including gender mainstreaming in policies and gender responsive budgeting – with Finnish and Swedish parliamentarians. More

Turkish deputies discuss gender-responsive budgeting in Spain

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A study visit to Spain, organised by UN Women, gives Turkish lawmakers an opportunity to review first-hand the impacts of gender-responsive budgeting. More

Gender-responsive budgeting's successes and challenges reviewed

Thursday, November 10, 2016

To mark Int’l Day of Rural Women, participants at a UN Women roundtable in FYR Macedonia discuss the positive impacts of local level gender-responsive budgeting and gender equality measures. More

Edirne Municipality wins prize for budgeting that makes a difference

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Marmara Municipalities Union awarded a prize to Edirne Municipality in the “Gold Ant for Municipal Work” competition in the category of Social Order and Services for its Gender Related Budgeting project, an initiative carried out with support from UN Women Turkey Office. More

Moldova university's gender-responsive budgeting course is a first in South East Europe

Friday, September 30, 2016

Academic and gov’t experts say new mandatory gender-responsive budgeting course will make country more competitive internationally and help it promote gender-sensitive policies. More

Municipality brings gender perspective into its budget decisions

Thursday, September 29, 2016

As one of the 10 pilot municipalities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to take part int he regional gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) project, Bogovinje’s decision to take up GRB has helped local female entrepreneurs and enhanced their aspiration to go into business. More

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Chief of Staff in Albania

Monday, August 8, 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey, Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Chief of Staff Khetsiwe Dlamini, visited Albania from 3 – 4 August, to meet with government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector leaders and other development partners. The discussions focused on issues such as economic empowerment and the implementation of the Gender Equality Facility in Albania, which supports the Government in the national adaptation of existing European Union (EU) legislations and directives on gender equality. More

Macedonian town adopts gender equality strategy

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Calling for equal access to resources, gender mainstreaming and gender-sensitive budgets, Bitola municipality’s gender equality strategy includes action plan with specific activities and timeframe. More

Turkish Parliament holds gender-responsive budgeting workshop

Sunday, June 19, 2016

At a UN Women workshop, Turkish parliamentarians explore ways to consider gender equality in policy making processes and budgets of Turkish Parliament. More

Local budgets in Albania respond to community feedback

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A UN Women-led campaign results in Albania’s first-ever community budget consultations and brings immediate benefits to those in need. More

Panel stresses importance of gender-based budgeting in Turkmenistan

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A significant step, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consultation is one of the first initiatives of UN Women and its collaboration with the government and other agencies in Turkmenistan. More

Rural women access early cancer screening in Turkey

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

After receiving UN Women training, a municipality in central Turkey is actively reaching out to thousands of rural women to educate and transport them to a free cancer screening centre. More

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