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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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