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In the words of Aisulu Jenalieva: “Women can have more freedom and men can share domestic work”

Monday, March 20, 2017

Aisulu Jenalieva, 48, has gone from being an abandoned wife of a migrant worker without the means to support her family, to leading a self-help group and collective that runs Jirgatol district’s first dairy production facility in north-east Tajikistan. Her entire perspective has changed since participating in the project. “Earlier, my only wish for my daughter was that she got a good husband, a good household and a piece of land. Now, I want a good education for her,” says Jenalieva. More

From where I stand: “I set up a tourist guest house to support my family”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saudita Marku, a city girl, looked for new income opportunities to support her family when after marriage she moved to rural village in Albania. She now runs a guest house for tourists, and also a bee-keeping business. More

Turkish business leaders say "Equality means business!"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A UN Women-supported event launches the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Implementation Guide, which seeks a more prosperous future for Turkey by engaging companies to promote gender equality. More

UN Women launches Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Implementation Guide

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a collaborative effort between UN Women and Global Compact Turkey, provide a framework of 7 principles for the private sector to guide their work towards gender equality. An Implementation Guide has been prepared to offer guidance to businesses that have signed the WEPs and made a commitment to implement the principles. A meeting held to launch the Guide brought together company CEOs and representatives of civil society organizations as well as United Nations agencies. More

Moldova ramps up IT training for girls

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Created to boost Moldova's innovation capacity by teaching young women digital tech and IT skills, UN Women’s GirlsGoIT plans more local IT clubs for girls and an IT summer camp in 2016. More

Life is a pleasure when shared with like-minded people

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Within a few months, Olufta Kaarbekova has gone from being an abandoned, homeless wife to leading Jirgatol’s first dairy. We share her story as a start-up entrepreneur from Tajikistan, her business plans and dreams. More

Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

Monday, July 6, 2015

A little house is hidden in greenery on the outskirts of the village of Koki in western Georgia. It has only three rooms: The host lives in one; another is decked with two sewing machines, manicure and hair-dressing tools and colourful artwork; while several computers and a photocopy machine fill the third. Iruza Kakava, 43, lives in this house with her husband and son while running a free daycare centre and programmes for people with disabilities, orphans, vulnerable children and youth. ... More

Teamwork fosters business growth and women’s economic empowerment in Albania

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With the support of UN Women, an economic empowerment project in Albania is helping rural women cultivate their business skills and increase their income by forming cooperatives. More

Sanja Juričić-Franić - Raising a glass to gender equality

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At a winery at the end of a town in rural Herzegovina, a 32-year-old woman stands amid barrels of wine, staring across the vineyards. Her name is Sanja Juričić-Franić. Together with two more women, her sister and her mother, she leads the “Gangaš” winery in Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A wife, mother and successful entrepreneur, she is an enologist who has had to combat prejudice and stereotypes in this male-dominated profession. 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

Ukraine steps up efforts to get more women into the workforce

Friday, October 4, 2013

Government of Ukraine adopted a new measure in September to boost women’s employment through the State Programme on Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men More

“Kazakhstani entrepreneurs: WE AGREE!”

Thursday, September 20, 2012

On September 19, 2012 UN Women together with Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan and Union of Women entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan conducted a round table on improving mechanisms of gender equality promotion in entrepreneurship. The main goal of the event was to present to the participants of the round table "Women Economic Empowerment Principles", developed in the framework of the international consulting process involving multiple parties guided by UNIFEM (UN Women since 2010) and UN Global Agreement. More

National Contest Farah – 2012 to find the best women entrepreneur of the year is launched in Tajikistan

Friday, April 27, 2012

The National Contest to find the best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” initiated by the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT) was launched today at the round table in Dushanbe. The contest will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, Committee of Women and Family Affairs under the Government of Tajikistan, Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, UN Women and with financial support of LLC Microlending Organization “Imon International.” Similar round tables will be held in different parts of the country to explain the goals and objectives of the contest and encourage more women to apply and participate at the competition. More

Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on statistics organized a Round table dedicated to the improvement of gender statistics in Kazakhstan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

10 April 2012, Astana – Aimed at getting into a constructive dialogue between producers and users of statistical information and identifying main directions of development, Statistics Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized a Round table dedicated to the improvement of gender statistics in Kazakhstan. More

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