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Press Release: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia commits to improving the social and economic development of rural women

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, the National Federation of Farmers and the Network for Rural Development in the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, in partnership with the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences and Food, supported by the Swedish Cooperative Centre We Effect and UN Women, organized an event to spotlight the importance of social and economic development of women living in rural areas. More

From Where I Stand: “I am determined to help my children take full advantage of their rights as citizens”

Monday, March 19, 2018

Anastasia Muntyan, 28, is a Roma woman who lives in a village near Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. She is renting a small house with her husband and two children, but lives in near poverty and faces many obstacles as a representative of an ethnic minority. She recently participated in a UN Women training on the human rights of Roma Women, which helped her understand her rights as a citizen and act upon them. More

One room, her only home

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A 20 square metre room with one window is the only home that Semiha Xhani, and her eight-year old son have known. Since her divorce six years ago, Xhani has lived with constant financial insecurity. Things got worse when two years ago her former father-in-law registered the house under his name without her knowledge, and tried to get her evicted. More

Armed conflict and austerity top serious issues facing women in Ukraine

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Social and economic crisis, on-going armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and government austerity measures reinforce Ukraine’s gender imbalances and lead to the feminization of poverty, according to participants of a high-level meeting in Kiev. More

Investing in early child care would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs in Turkey

Friday, September 18, 2015

Prioritising state spending to expand Turkey's social care service infrastructure would create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, improve gender equality in the labour market and reduce poverty through dual earner households, according to a landmark study prepared by Istanbul Technical University Women's Studies Center. More

Investing in young children pays off for the economy

Friday, September 18, 2015

İpek İlkkaracan, Kijong Kim and Tolga Kaya are authors of the study The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care Services on Employment, Gender Equality and Poverty: The Turkish Case prepared by Istanbul Technical University Women's Studies Centre and the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, in partnership with ILO, UNDP and UN Women. More

In Kazakhstan food basket is developed with due regard being given to the needs and demands of women and children for the first time

Sunday, February 19, 2012

In Kazakhstan food basket is developed with due regard being given to the needs and demands of women and children for the first time. More

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