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Press Release: Women and Men in Albania Publication is launched - Over 30% of decisions in Albania are taken by women

Thursday, June 7, 2018

“Women and Men in Albania”, the most recent collection of gender statistics in the country was launched by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and UN Women with financial support of the Austrian Development Agency. The publication provides data regarding population, health, education and decision making, bringing into focus gender equality. More

UN Women Highlights the Role of Women in Addressing Global Challenges at The Astana Economic Forum

Friday, May 18, 2018

On May 17 and 18, UN Women spotlighted women’s role and important contribution in addressing global challenges the Astana Economic Forum 2018 (AEF), the most prominent and ambitious business event in Eurasia. More

In the words of Valentina Bodrug-Lungu: “Viewing women primarily through a maternity and family life perspective limits their social and political activism”

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentina Bodrug-Lungu is the vice-president of the Gender Equality Platform in the Republic of Moldova, which is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations that act as a unified voice for the promotion of gender equality in the country. She is also the president and founder of Gender-Centru, a non-governmental organization that carries out projects on gender education, combatting domestic violence and preventing and combating discrimination. She helped develop and promote gender... More

In Turkey, talks focus on eliminating barriers to women's leadership

Monday, November 6, 2017

At a symposium organized by the Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men of the Turkish Parliament, in partnership with UN Women, high-level Turkish government officials, alongside women leaders in politics, business and the public sector from around the world discussed ways to increase women’s participation in political decision-making. More

In the words of Sanja Pejović: “Applying a gender perspective contributes to the success of military operations”

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Captain Sanja Pejović is the highest-ranking woman officer in the Armed Forces of Montenegro (AF MNE). She is deputy chief of the Sub-centre for Peacekeeping Operations, and a gender equality coordinator for AF MNE. Captain Pejović was the first woman officer to serve in AF MNE. She serves as a regional gender trainer, training military personnel from all over the world, and has actively participated in regional and international projects on the inclusion of gender perspectives in security sector reform. Captain Pejović recently spoke at the Regional Conference "Parliamentarians for gender equality and women's empowerment," organized by UN Women, UNDP, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in partnership with the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and with support from the Government of Sweden. More

Press Release: High-level event in #Skopje spotlights women’s crucial role in political life

Monday, October 9, 2017

UN Women, the Embassy of Sweden to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Faculty of Law in Skopje joined forces to promote women’s participation in leadership positions and political life. More

Serbia makes history by electing its first openly gay and female Prime Minister

Friday, July 7, 2017

In what has been dubbed a landmark progression for gender equality, the conservative Balkan nation elected its first female and first openly gay head of government. More

UN Women, IPU and Turkish Parliament to enhance women’s political participation

Monday, February 29, 2016

UN Women kicks off new project to increase women’s leadership and participation in Turkish politics and decision making, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Turkish Parliament. More

Women must play active role in Ukraine’s peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery efforts, say women’s groups

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Low numbers of women in senior security positions in peace negotiations a major concern, according to experts at a UN Women-OSCE meeting. More

Blazing trails, first Roma women elected to local council in Moldova

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Overcoming barriers on account of both gender and ethnicity, two ethnic Roma women ran for local office for the first time - and won - after receiving campaign training supported by UN Women. More

“If the economy worked for women…” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Monday, April 27, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a panel discussion for the launch of UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights,” in London, 27 April 2015. More

Inspiring and advocating for women living with HIV in Kazakhstan

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the face of quickly rising rates of HIV infection in Central Asia, UN Women is supporting a network of women living with HIV in Kazakhstan and increasing their role in decision-making. More

National Democratic Institute (NDI) and UN Women presented the report “Institutional Instruments for Implementing Gender Policy in Kazakhstan: Connecting Policy and Society”

Monday, September 24, 2012

The report “Institutional Instruments for Implementing Gender Policy in Kazakhstan: Connecting Policy and Society” was developed in cooperation with UN Women, under the NDI's USAID-supported project “Kazakhstan: evaluation of opportunities for realization gender policies and institutionalization”. Subject experts and project staff conducted a comprehensive review of Kazakhstan’s national and international legal and policy frameworks, and held in-depth interviews with representatives of the government, Parliament, civil society, political parties, and media. Analysis has revealed factors, hindering effective realization of the national gender policies. The report presents key findings and practical recommendations to improve Kazakhstani women's opportunities to participate in decision-making at all levels of government. The presentation attracted Deputies of Mazhilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan, officials of the Kazakhstani government, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, civil society and media. More

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