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Young people in Kosovo take action to combat violence against women

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Supported by UN Women and UNICEF Innovation Labs, young people in Kosovo* have developed innovative solutions to address violence against women. An initiative that boosts economic opportunities of violence survivors, and an app that educates teenagers about sexual health and rights are making strides. More

UN Women spotlights women and energy at EXPO 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

At EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan, UN Women’s booth showcases low-cost, sustainable projects that give women access to energy and train them in renewable technologies. More

From where I stand: Natalia Minayeva

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

On World AIDS Day, we highlight the story of Natalia Minayeva from Kazakhstan, who was imprisoned in the so-called “AIDS barracks” and now works to protect the rights of HIV-positive women. More

UN Women in Tajikistan together with partners celebrated Gender Day

Monday, March 19, 2012

UN Women in Tajikistan together with GIZ office organized a round table to celebrate Gender Day and discuss gender equality issues in Tajikistan. The goal of the event was to strengthen joint efforts to empower rural women in Tajikistan and address their health needs. The participants of the event were given an opportunity to highlight the progress achieved in improving the women’s lives and gender equality at rural level in the country. More

Rural Women Take on a New Role in Delivering Services in Tajikistan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Northern Tajikistan, in the village of Qal'achai Mazor in Isfara district, the story of Savrukhon Kholmatova is all too common. A mother of four children, she is also the primary care provider for her three disabled nieces and nephew. For Savrukhon, life is a daily struggle to provide for her children and her orphaned dependents, who lost their mother at a young age to disease, and a father in a rail yard accident. Adding to the problems was the absence of the birth certificates of the nieces and nephews, which made claiming disability benefits impossible. More

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