Generation Equality Europe and Central Asia Youth Forum
The first-ever Youth Forum will convene on 6-8 December 2022 in Istanbul to discuss progress and next steps for youth engagement and contribution to the Generation Equality initiative. Learn more
In the words of Nataliia Novitska: “When a woman living with HIV is displaced by war, she needs to maintain access to antiretroviral therapy”
Nataliia Novitska 36, is Project Manager at the NGO “Positive Women”, which provides assistance and information to women living with HIV across Ukraine, even amid the Russian invasion. Learn more
Interview: “Women’s entrepreneurship is an incredibly powerful tool to make women independent earners and contributors to the wider economy”
Odile Renaud-Basso is the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the first ever woman head of a multilateral development bank. Learn more
In the words of Karima*: “I look back and it makes me sad that things in Afghanistan have gone back to the way they were 21 years ago.”
Karima, 21, is a young university student who is passionate about helping others through teaching. Learn more
New report provides gender analysis of the regional humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine
A new report published by the RGTF provides an in-depth analysis of existing evidence to increase understanding of gender and other social aspects and trends across the region. Learn more
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Generation Equality Europe and Central Asia Youth Forum

The first-ever Europe and Central Asia Youth Forum will convene on 6 - 8 December 2022 in Istanbul to discuss progress and next steps for youth engagement and meaningful contribution to the Generation Equality initiative.

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Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2022

Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. EXPO provides an interactive space for women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives for networking and collaboration, peer learning, ideas generation, capacity building and business development.

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Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation
Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation

Awake Not Sleeping fairy tales collection aims to change how societies think about women’s and girls’ roles, rights, and human potential by reimagining 28 classic fairy tales.

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People in Kyiv, Ukraine crowd the train stations trying to get out of the country during the Russian invasion, but the evacuation trains are not enough for all the people. 1 March 2022. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/Agentur Focus/Redux.
In Focus: War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls

The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services including schools and strained community resources have increased the care burden of local women who responsible for the care for children, disabled and elderly family members.

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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Men and women get paid equally for work of equal value and share the care work at home.

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UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

This year, the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place 14 to 25 March 2022. It will focus on the theme, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

Statement: Protect the rights of all Afghans
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Confined to their homes, excluded from work, murdered in classrooms—this is what faces Afghan women and girls. With inequality imposed everywhere, nowhere is safe. More ►