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UN Women statement for World Refugee Day 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

On World Refugee Day, UN Women calls on the global community to ensure that the global compact on refugees provides the services, protection and resources that all refugees need, addressing the rights of all. More

Calls for coordinated, gender-sensitive strategy for migrants in Tajikistan

Thursday, May 3, 2018

At a Government of Tajikistan and UN Women event, government and civil society partners called for a coordinated, gender-sensitive response to protect Tajikistan’s growing number of women migrants. More

Joint statement for International Migrants Day, 18 December, by the Chair of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, the Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and UN Women

Friday, December 15, 2017

On International Migrants Day, we call for the development of a gender-responsive global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration that promotes and protects the human rights of all migrants, and especially women and girls. More

Call for Proposals: Implementation of Awareness-raising among refugee and migrant women on how to access justice services (Only for Turkey)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

UN Women is inviting civil society organizations and women organizations to undertake: Awareness raising among refugee and migrant women on how to access justice services under the Turkey component of the Regional Programme “Ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”. More

Trapped in transit, women refugees of Vinojug await a future

Friday, September 30, 2016

UN Women, in partnership with Oxfam, is providing support services to women migrants and refugees in two transit centres—Vinojug, at the southern border with Greece and Tabanovce, on the northern border with Serbia. While assisting women refugees and migrants, UN Women is also documenting and disseminating their stories, to inform policies and raise awareness about the specific threats and risks that they face, and to advocate for their rights. More

"The Global Migration Group stands ready to support...those that suffer indignity and persecution" —Executive Director

Monday, September 19, 2016

Statement on behalf of the Global Migration Group by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants More

Abandoned wives of Tajik migrants overcome hurdles through self-help groups

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As Tajik men migrate for work overseas, a significant proportion abandon their wives and children. A UN Women programme provides livelihood trainings and self-help groups for abandoned wives of Tajik migrant workers. The project has also led to the recognition of abandoned wives and children as a socially vulnerable group in the law, facilitating their access to free legal, economic and psycho-social services. More

UN Women statement on World Refugee Day (20 June)

Friday, June 17, 2016

In a statement for World Refugee Day on 20 June, UN Women calls for urgent action to ensure refugee women and girls have access to secure transit routes, safe spaces and protection when they arrive in a host country, and resources and services that will help them to build a post-conflict life free from violence and poverty. More

Getting humanitarian action right for women and girls

Friday, May 20, 2016

In a statement ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul from 23-24 May, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says getting humanitarian action right for women is central to increasing the effectiveness of humanitarian response, bridging the gap with development, and accelerating the path to recovery for the millions affected. More

From Where I Stand: Sonja Dimitrijoska

Monday, May 16, 2016

As women migrants and civil society organizations meet in Istanbul for the "Women on the Move Conference", we highlight the story of Sonja Dimitrijoska, a humanitarian aid worker who helps support women and girl refugees in transit centres in the Western Balkans. More

I am not alone when I am in a team

Monday, February 9, 2015

Village Furudgoh is located in one of the remote mountainous Jamoats of Nurobod district – Komsomolobod. UN Women selectedNGO “Azal” as a partner organization for implementation of“Improved rural livelihoods” project of the Regional Migration Programme in Rasht Valley. The project contributes to poverty reduction by improving livelihoods of migrants’ families and reducing the impact of labour migration on families left behind. More

In Tajikistan, rural women gain business skills and independence through self-help groups

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"I earn money and it makes me happy," says Anjira Ashurova, a 46-year-old woman who lives in the small village of Shahraki Somoniyon in Sughd Province, northern Tajikistan. `I spend it on my basic needs and those of my children. I feel strong. I learned new skills and am practicing them in my daily life. I enjoy my work and the most important thing is that I enjoy working as a team. We support each other`. Source:  UN Women global website Anjira... More

Dushanbe hosts a Regional Conference of Ombudsmen of Central Asia and Russian Federation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A two-day conference “Effective Legal Remedies for Migrant Workers: Role of Ombudsmen of Russian Federation and Central Asia” will be held in Dushanbe on 30-31 October 2012 in the framework of the Regional Migration Programme in Central Asia and Russia implemented by UN Women, IOM and WB with a financial support of UK Government and the Project “Strengthening Capacity of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Tajikistan to Protect and Promote Rights of Tajik Migrant Workers” funded by the Human Rights Programme of Switzerland. More

ODIHR and UN Women highlight challenges facing abandoned women from migrant households in Tajikistan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The challenge of re-integrating abandoned wives of labour migrants into socio-economic life in Tajikistan is the focus of a conference in Dushanbe organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and UN Women on 12-13 September 2012. More

Consumer milk processing cooperative is officially opened in Gonchi district of Sughd oblast

Thursday, July 5, 2012

An official opening ceremony of consumer milk processing cooperative “Guncha” established in the frames of UN Women/IOM Regional Migration Programme in Central Asia (CARMP) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and CESVI project “Improving the livelihoods of rural communities in Tajikistan through innovative agricultural production, processing and marketing techniques," supported by the European Commission took place in Gonchi district of Sughd Oblast. More

Opening ceremony of the kindergarten renovated in the frames of Central Asia Regional Migration Programme

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On 22 May 2012 in Kara-Suu Rayon, Osh oblast, the Community Fund "Otuz Adyr" inaugurated a kindergarten after it had been renovated and re-equipped with the financial support of UN Women and contributions organized by the Fund. More

Regional Programme on Migration in Central Asia: "Start your own business"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On March, 21st to 26th, in the conference hall of hotel "Semetei" business training for the members of Community Funds of Talas, Issyk-Kul and Chui regions took place. The training passed under the module of the International Labour Organisation "Start Your Business". All participants are the beneficiaries of the Regional Programme on Migration in Central Asia (CARMP), UN Women. More

UN Women in Tajikistan together with partners celebrated Gender Day

Monday, March 19, 2012

UN Women in Tajikistan together with GIZ office organized a round table to celebrate Gender Day and discuss gender equality issues in Tajikistan. The goal of the event was to strengthen joint efforts to empower rural women in Tajikistan and address their health needs. The participants of the event were given an opportunity to highlight the progress achieved in improving the women’s lives and gender equality at rural level in the country. More

Russia holds conference on medical, social and gender aspects of migration

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A conference titled “Labour Migration in Russia: medical, social and gender aspects of integration” was held at the Public Chamber of Russian Federation in Moscow on October 26-27 2011. The conference was held under the aegis of commission on interethnic relations and freedom of conscience of the Public Chamber of Russian Federation with the support from the Red Cross and Red Crescent within the framework of global partnership with the Department for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom (DFID) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women UN Women. Organizers: Russian Red Cross and Red Crescent, Center for Migration Research and Public Foundation “Tajikistan”. More

UN Women has discussed labour migration and VAW with Russian journalists

Monday, October 17, 2011

Russian Union of journalists and UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women UN Women within the framework of the regional programme financed by the government of the United Kingdom have held a series of events dedicated to labour migration and prevention of violence against women at XV Festival of Russian Journalists held from September 25 to October 1 in Sochi. More

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