Europe and Central Asia

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Highlights
Frosina Georgievska. Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva
In focus: International Day of Rural Women

The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and unpaid – feeds their families, communities and the world. More

  • In Focus: International Day of the Girl Child

    This 11 October UN Women is joining other UN agencies, civil society, and girls around the world to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child under the theme "Digital generation. Our generation.” Together, we’re calling for equal access to the internet and digital devices for girls’ and targeted investments to facilitate opportunities for girls’ to safely and meaningfully access, use, lead and design technology. More

  • Mural Artivism Mural artivism: Breaking the walls of gender inequality

    As part of the Generation Equality campaign, seven distinguished local artists – from Albania, Georgia, Kosovo[1], Moldova, North Macedonia, Turkey, and the curator of the initiative from the United States of America – are starting a conversation on gender equality through mural art in Europe and Central Asia. More

  • Beijing+25

    Generation Equality

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

  • Awake not Sleeping

    Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales to promote gender equality

    Awake Not Sleeping aims to support fresh, creative dialogue to change the way societies think about women and girls’ roles, human potential and rights by rewriting and reimagining popular fairy tales. More

  • Generations Talk Gender is UN Women's new podcast.

    Generations Talk Gender: An intergenerational podcast on gender

    My generation, your generation, let’s talk gender! A unique new podcast from UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia office connects gender equality activists from across generations and all walks of life. More

Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women
Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women. More

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Mural artivism: Breaking the walls of gender inequality

As part of the Generation Equality campaign, seven distinguished local artists from the Western Balkans and eastern Europe, and the curator of the initiative from the United States of America are starting a conversation on gender equality through mural art.