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Macedonian town adopts gender equality strategy

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Calling for equal access to resources, gender mainstreaming and gender-sensitive budgets, Bitola municipality’s gender equality strategy includes action plan with specific activities and timeframe. More

Kosovo* women police association to elect new board

Friday, April 1, 2016

Voting in secret ballots in the region will increase transparency and allow for greater participation in board voting by police from remote and minority regions of Kosovo. More

Macedonia commemorates the 10th year of the Law on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men

Monday, March 14, 2016

On International Women’s Day, over 100 representatives of the Government, the UN, civil society, experts and academia in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia gathered to reflect on the progress made since the adoption of the Law on Equal Opportunities between Women and Men in 2006. More

UN Women and EUFOR promote gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, UN Women and the EUFOR Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina released two videos to promote gender equality in the armed forces and in the society at large. More

Serbia adopts National Strategy for Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Serbia aims to take concrete steps to improve the lives of women and girls in the next five years with support from UN Women. More

Balkan and Moldovan MPs study Swedish gender equality first hand

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

UN Women brings Members of Parliament (MPs) from South-east Europe and Moldova to Sweden to learn first-hand about making gender equality central to government policies and budgets. More

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

Friday, May 1, 2015

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. 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

A key milestone toward gender equality is passed in Albania, bringing hope to many

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In the Southeastern nation of Albania, girls in the villages often tell the same story. For Albana, and other ten-year old girls like her, the first day of school is exciting. She runs down the street in her village of Kukes to make it on time, afraid she will be late. But her school is not just around the corner, it across the border in Kosovo and she has to walk nearly an hour to get there. More

UN Women builds the capacity of decision makers to integrate gender in the security sector of Georgia

Monday, July 23, 2012

A two-day workshop on the integration of gender in the security sector of Georgia was concluded on 13 July 2012. The workshop was organized within the framework of the European Union Funded Cross-regional Programme, “Women Connect across conflicts”. UN Women partnered with the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and aimed at raising the awareness of key governmental stakeholders at decision-making level on the importance and ways of mainstreaming gender in the security sector of Georgia. More

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