Europe and Central Asia

Act For Equal
Act for Equal

#ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual. 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

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    In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)

    This year, the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 15 to 26 March, under the theme, “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. More

"Generation Equality is about change"
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Generation Equality is about change. It is about moving from making promises to telling us what you are going to do in order for the situation of women to change." More

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Keep the promise, accelerate the change

25 years ago, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action laid out a bold vision for gender equality. How far have we come in Europe and Central Asia since then? New regional report launched by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia provides a snapshot.