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In the words of Spartak Kosta: “The media should raise awareness about the issue of trafficking of women and girls”

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spartak Kosta is a third-year journalism student at the University of History and Philology in Tirana, Albania. He was among the first group of students to take a new university course on the reporting of trafficking of women and girls. The educational course was developed at the recommendation of a UN Women monitoring report. The study finds that journalists often write shallow trafficking stories that lack deep analysis and use unethical language with regards to victims. More

Police officers in Ukraine trained to be responsive to gender-based violence

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UN Women-organized five-day training course, which was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, UNDP and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health. The training course was designed for patrol, district and juvenile prevention officers. More

Summer school promotes empowerment of Roma girls in Moldova

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A UN Women-supported summer school teaches Roma women and men about gender equality and their rights, and helps them set up projects to fight gender and ethnic stereotyping. More

Summer school promotes gender equality and women's rights in Kyrgyzstan

Friday, July 29, 2016

Government ministry and agency representatives meet to increased their gender equality knowledge, review international commitments and promote women’s empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic. More

Bosnian girls hone IT skills at web coding camp

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, young women learn how to code and programme their way to future careers in IT and science, thanks to IT Girls, a UN Women-supported joint UN initiative. More

Fathers in Turkey foster violence-free families and gender equality

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households. 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

Gender Summer School kicks off in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan launched its Academic Gender Summer School in Ashuu, Chui oblast. Running from 12-20 August, the Summer School aims to develop national gender capacity in Kyrgyzstan and support gender equality in Kyrgyz media, education, research and public institutions. More

UN Women strives to strengthen potential of civil servants to promote gender equality in Kazakhstan

Friday, September 21, 2012

UN Women in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute and OSCE strives to strengthen potential of civil servants to promote gender equality in Kazakhstan through development, implementation and monitoring gender-oriented policies in social, economic and other sectors. Supporting this, on September 18-20, 2012 UN Women together with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted a joint seminar “Introduction to gender studies”. More

Moldova Makes First Step towards Ratification of International Labour Organization Convention on Workers with Family Responsibilities

Friday, July 27, 2012

UN Women Programme “Women’s Economic Empowerment” (WEE) in Moldova jointly with International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a workshop with representatives of the ministries of Labour, Social Affairs, Economy, Education, Finance and Foreign Affairs, Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations on “International Labour Organization Convention 156 on Workers with Families Responsibilities” on 25 July 2012. More

One-week training of trainers on gender-responsive budgeting for Commonwealth of Independent States conducted in Russia

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A one week training of trainers on gender responsive budgeting was conducted for CIS national public administration academics in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration at the President of the Russian Federation (PRANEPA). This initiative was carried out in the framework of the “Developing Regional Capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting for the CIS Countries through Establishing the Regional Center of Excellence for Gender Responsive Budgeting at the RPANEPA” project. More

Rural women in Uzbekistan unite to learn business skills and generate livelihoods

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The 43-year-old craftswoman and mother from Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya province slowly built the confidence to submit her work to a few exhibitions. Soon she won the second prize in a national “Handywoman” award offered by a local women’s group, and a nomination for the prestigious Zulfiya State Award, established by the country’s president to encourage business enterprises by women. “The project helped me to identify my perspectives,” she recalls of the group. “I took my first steps in business, learned to make decisions, listen to others, and express my opinion.” More

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