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New home gives hope to domestic violence survivors in Kosovo*

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UN Women has helped set-up Domestic Violence Coordination Mechanisms in seven municipalities to bring together local-level representatives from shelters, survivors’ advocates, police, health, judiciary, education, employment offices, and civil society organizations. One of the main issues to emerge from the regular meetings between members of the Mechanism was the need for more sustainable housing solutions for survivors like Arta. More

Press Release: European Union and UN Women launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, May 29, 2017

European Union and UN Women organized a high-level workshop on 29 May to launch the country-level component of the regional programme, "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.” More

Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch initiative to focus on ending violence against women in Serbia

Monday, May 29, 2017

UN Women and the European Commission have officially launched a three-year initiative on ending violence against women and girls in Serbia in a bid to strengthen women and girl victims of violence and to achieve full implementation of legislative frameworks in line with international standards. More

Press Release: New regional initiative to end gender discrimination and violence kicks off in Albania

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A new three-year project aiming to end gender equality discrimination and violence against women in Albania kicked off today, in an event that brought together representatives of UN Women, EU Delegation, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and civil society. More

Call for Proposals: Assessment of Advocacy Initiatives and Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women’s studies and research centres promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to conduct an Assessment of Advocacy and Social Norms Change Initiatives as well as Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” funded by European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, May 22, 2017

UN Women, T invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending violence against women and girls: UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women's rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme 'Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds'funded by the European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations

Monday, May 22, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union. More

Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in Kosovo

Friday, May 19, 2017

On Friday, 19 May 2017 UN Women and the European Union (EU) conducted a high-level inception workshop at the EU Information Centre of Pristina to launch the country-level component of their Programme Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds. More

UN Women and the European Union launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UN Women and the European Union organized a high-level workshop on 25 April 2017 to launch the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia component of "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” a new regional programme that aims to combat violence and discrimination against women and girls in six Western Balkans countries and Turkey, funded by the European Union. More

"We must focus on changing attitudes and realizing women’s human rights" — Executive Director on ending violence against women

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Ending Violence against Women: Building on Progress to Accelerate Change meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 9 December. More

Martial artists fight gender discrimination and violence in Tajikistan

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

“Strong men respect women.” These were the words of World Taekwondo Champion Daler Tyuryaev, who is helping to lead a movement of martial artists in the battle against gender-based violence and discrimination in Tajikistan. The National Taekwondo and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan (NTKF), which has partnered with UNFPA and the UN Country Team to promote gender equality and prevent gender-based violence, is supported by UNFPA, UN Women and other UN agencies. More

Better services for survivors of domestic violence in Kosovan municipalities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Three municipalities in Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) are implementing a joint UN programme to better respond to domestic violence by coordinating municipal authorities, women’s organizations and front-line service providers such as police, the judiciary, social services and hospitals. More

New law in Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for bride kidnapping

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In a country where an estimated 11,800 girls and young women are kidnapped every year to wed against their will, the President of Kyrgyzstan approved legislation on 26 January to increase the sentence for bride-kidnapping to 10 years in prison. More

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