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In rural Georgia women are asking for kindergartens, here’s why

Thursday, March 7, 2019

In remote villages across Georgia, better roads and kindergartens are high on women’s agenda, and understandably so. How long it takes them to commute due to the lack of road infrastructure or essential public services such as kindergartens, and how far a mother has to go to get affordable childcare, determines how much time she has left in a day to get paid work. More

Women in rural Kyrgyzstan bring change through water, technology and better infrastructure

Monday, March 4, 2019

Shakhodat Teshebayeva from Khalmion, a village in southern Kyrgyzstan bordering Uzbekistan, is 50 years old and the sole breadwinner of her family. Her income comes from farming, working for 8-10 long hours in the fields every day. She doesn’t shy away from the hard work, but lately, the hard has become impossible, because of the growing water crisis. More

Press Release: Making agriculture and rural development policies respond to women’s needs in FYR Macedonia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Findings of a UN Women-supported research in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia showed that only 12 per cent of women in rural areas are land owners and less than 10 per cent have decision-making roles related to land. While women in agriculture work on average 11.06 hours per day, 41,7% of the total workload belongs to unpaid work. More

Youth in rural Kyrgyzstan champion gender equality and access to clean water

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

To advance gender equality and promote safe and peaceful communities, UN Women has been mobilizing youth in seven municipalities across Kyrgyzstan since 2015. The project, titled “Securing livelihoods for vulnerable women, men and children”, connects youth with water associations, local governments and a variety of women’s self-help groups from marginalized communities, to empower local communities and enhance equal access to natural resources. 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

UN Women report: Gender inequality remains a pervasive problem in rural Georgia

Monday, April 25, 2016

Social and cultural barriers, lack of child care services and the burden of unpaid housework prevent women from developing their skills and from generating an income, according to a recent UN Women gender assessment of agriculture and local development systems in rural Georgia. More

Reaching out with public services across rural Moldova

Monday, October 14, 2013

Offering advice on the job market, agriculture and land laws, the innovative “one-stop shop” model has already helped more than 10,000 women and men, in Moldova’s countryside. More

Mayors from Four Districts of Moldova Trained to Address Challenges of Rural Population

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More than 100 participants from four districts of Moldova: Ungheni, Singerei, Telenesti and Nisporeni, including deputy Presidents of District Councils, mayors and service providers, attended the workshops organized by UN Women Programme “Women’s Economic Empowerment” (WEE) during the period of July 31 - August 10 in Vadul-lui-Voda. More

Information bureaus offer new opportunities for rural women in Moldova

Friday, July 20, 2012

Information about safe, healthy employment can be scarce for Moldova's women, especially for those living in its large rural areas. Many women still work in the informal sector and rely heavily on their families and their husbands for physical and financial security. For many, information about their land rights or social entitlements can be equally elusive, leading to a host of vulnerabilities, and inequalities. More

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