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Press Release: Government representatives from Kazakhstan get first-hand look at OECD best practices in gender-responsive budgeting

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A government delegation from Kazakhstan, including Tatyana Savelyeva, Vice-Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan and representatives of the Ministry of National Economy, participated at the second Senior Budget Officials (SBO) Experts Meeting on Gender Budgeting and the OECD Roundtable on Better Governance for Gender Equality in Vienna, Austria, supported by UN Women country office in Kazakhstan. More

High-level commitment to gender equality in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Monday, April 2, 2018

UN Women held a high-level strategic meeting with the Prime Minister and Ministers of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to discuss urgent steps to be taken for ensuring gender equality in the public finance reform process. More

Georgia’s new constitution guarantees substantive gender equality

Monday, January 15, 2018

As of January 2018, new amendments introduced to the Constitution of Georgia entered into force. In addition to gradually transforming the country into a classic parliamentary system, the amendments enshrine new constitutional guarantees for substantive gender equality. More

Albania publishes the largest range of gender statistics to date

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The National Institute of Statistics in Albania (INSTAT) published the largest range of gender statistics to date in Albania. Named Men and Women 2017, the most recent collection of gender statistics in the country provides comprehensive information for better policy making. More

Seven cities in Albania sign European Charter for equality

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seven municipalities in Albania have joined cities across Europe by signing the European Charter for Equality of women and men in local life. More

Gender-budgeting to improve services for men and women in conflict-affected communities

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Further to the adoption of its Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan, the MRA honors its commitment to strengthen the gender mainstreaming capacities of its staff with support from UN Women and the EU. More

Turkmenistan outlines upcoming key gender equality activities

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hosted by Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from UN Women and other UN agencies, meeting reviews timeline and specifics necessary to implement country’s National Action Plan on Gender Equality. More

Gender audit recommends Tbilisi raise women's access to decision-making

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

One of several recent UN Women-supported participatory gender audits in Georgia that aim to help organisations improve gender mainstreaming in their structures and daily operations. More

At WHS, participants vow to put women and girls at centre of decision-making

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) drew to a close on 24 May, after two days of historic discussions among global leaders from 173 countries, focused on how to respond more effectively and inclusively to major humanitarian crises and be better prepared to meet future challenges. More

International Women's Day 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

Investing in early child care would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs in Turkey

Friday, September 18, 2015

Prioritising state spending to expand Turkey's social care service infrastructure would create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, improve gender equality in the labour market and reduce poverty through dual earner households, according to a landmark study prepared by Istanbul Technical University Women's Studies Center. More

Georgia declares 2015 as Year of the Woman

Monday, January 19, 2015

Georgian President George Margvelashvili declared 2015 as the Year of Women at a press conference on 15 January. 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

The Global UN Women programme “Gender and Democratic Governance in Development - Delivering Basic Services for Women” in Tajikistan

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tajikistan is one of the pilot countries of the Global Programme “Gender and Democratic Governance in Development - Delivering Basic Services for Women”. The programme aims to support and provide assistance for the reforms in the area of governance in Tajikistan by improving the service delivery in the social protection sector and the civic registration services for vulnerable people at the district level paying a particular attention to innovations that provide an access for the most vulnerable people to resources and services with a particular focus on women. More

Better services opening new doors for women in Tajikistan

Monday, July 9, 2012

Makhfirat Dadaboeva, a young mother, cradles the youngest of her three children as she waits in front of the Municipal office in Hissar District in central Tajikistan. Forced to drop out of university when her first child was born a few years back, she is now determined to change her future by finishing her education and getting a job. Bolstering her confidence is the local District Task Force, a legal aid centre supported by UN Women, which provides much needed services to underserved community members, many of them women. More

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