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Provoked? There is no “boys` sport” and “girls` sport”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

You like karate and not ballet? You watch football but not cooking shows? You don’t like pink? Prefer jeans and sneakers instead of dresses? Help young girls overcome gender stereotypes! Violence has no excuse! Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN...

Provoked? Women are not just caregivers

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Didn’t cook dinner for the family? Didn’t have time to take care of your husband? You’re a working woman and not a caregiver? Challenge traditional family roles! Violence has no excuse! Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN Women...

Provoked? Stalking is not love

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

You hang out with the friends and not at home with your boyfriend? You spend your time however you want? Don’t think you should report to your partner about your every move? Promote healthy relationships! Violence has no excuse! Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme...

Provoked? Harassment is not a compliment

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Friendly smile? Wearing too short dress? Or tight jeans? Or maybe, you have a showy make-up? Stand against harassment in public spaces! Violence has no excuse! Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender stereotypes in Ukraine. The video is produced in the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme implemented by four UN agencies: UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and FAO. The...

HIV cannot break the bond between people

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

People living with HIV often experience stigma and discrimination in Tajikistan. Finding out one’s HIV positive status can be difficult to cope with, and often, it comes with pain, shame, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. This is the time when support from family and loved ones is crucial. Yet, it is not rare to see that family members show resistance and denial, instead of empathy and love. This video shows that it does not have to be like that.

HIV should not tear apart families and the future of people

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

According to the statistics, majority of women living with HIV learn about their status at regular medical checks during pregnancy in Tajikistan. For women living with HIV, stigma and misinformation should not dominate the conversation and prevent them from accessing much needed healthcare and getting the support from their family members. This video shows us that, in times of difficulty, understanding and compassion from loved ones can make a world of difference.

Anastasiia Yeva Domani: How a transgender woman in Ukraine fought for her rights

Monday, February 10, 2020

Anastasiia Yeva Domani is a transgender woman from Ukraine who became an activist for transgender rights after fighting for her own right to transition with dignity. Her story is part of the “25 Women” series UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia produced for the Generation Equality campaign, marking the 25th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Women across borders demand an end to gender-based violence

Friday, February 7, 2020

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women Turkey, in partnership with Refugee Support Center (Mülteci Destek Derneği – MUDEM), brought together Turkish, Syrian, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian and Indonesian women in İzmir, Turkey to orange the city and end violence against women. Women from different cultures blew their whistles and waved their orange scarves to demand an equal future free from violence. The event was organized within the framework of “Strengthening the...

2nd Regional Forum on the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, February 6, 2020

In October 2019, key governmental, regional, and civil society leaders came together in a regional forum in Tirana to commit their efforts and discuss progress toward ending violence against women in the region and implementing the Istanbul Convention.

Yaroslava Kravchenko: A Ukrainian theatre director who challenges social norms through art

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Yaroslava Kravchenko is the producer and creative director of the “Wild Theatre”, currently one of the most popular independent theatres in Ukraine. She started her own theatre company to stage contemporary stories and to take on critical social issues affecting Ukraine. Her story is part of the “25 Women” series UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia produced for the Generation Equality campaign, marking the 25th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Nona Noniashvili: A young entrepreneur in Georgia who helps a conflict-affected community grow

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Nona Noniashvili is one of the founders of the Enkeni Apple Chips Company. Nona, together with her two fellow classmates, were seeing dried fruit as a perfect product to make in a country famous for its apples. So, they decided to try their hand at building their own fruit dryer and starting a company that produced apple chips. Their choice on where to produce the chips is what really makes Enkeni unique – in conflict-affected Ditsi Village, located on a contested boundary line between Georgia...

Alina Andronache: Vlogging for Gender Equality in Moldova

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Alina Andronache is an activist and vlogger for women’s rights and gender equality from the Republic of Moldova. She aims to set an example that, as a wife and mother, she doesn’t have to fit into limiting conventions dictated by society. This led her to create the “Vlog of a Feminist Mother”, where she challenges Moldovan society with the stereotypes she has confronted in motherhood. Her story is part of the “25 Women” series UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia produced for the...

Regional forum puts forth solutions to end violence against women

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In October 2019, key governmental, regional, and civil society leaders came together in a regional forum in Tirana to commit their efforts and discuss progress toward ending violence against women in the region and implementing the Istanbul Convention. The forum was convened by the Government of Albania, UN Women, the European Union, and the Council of Europe as part of the EU-funded regional programme ‘Ending violence and discrimination against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey:...

Photography united more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women across Turkey

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women Turkey brought 4 university students from Colombia and Palestine together with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women and conducted “Light the Dark” photography workshops. Organized in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Mardin and İzmir, the workshops provided a free space to interact with each other and to try photography as a way of expression. At the end of the workshop series, a photography exhibition was created. Enabling an...

12 artists “lighted the dark” with 10 art installations at a park in Ankara

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women Turkey, in partnership with the Swedish Embassy, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and Çankaya Municipality, launched the “Light the Dark” campaign and opened Turkey’s first-ever outdoor light installation exhibition to draw attention to violence against women and girls and gender inequality. 12 contemporary artists expressed their thoughts and feelings on gender-based violence using light and the interdisciplinary,...

The SADA Center in numbers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Located in Gaziantep, the SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center aims to empower Turkish and Syrian women by providing gender-sensitive services. Funded by the European Union and the Government of Japan, the center operates under the UN Women-led project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Turkey” in partnership with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, International Labour Organisation and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and...

Violence against women is a crime. Don’t be a bystander, don’t be a part of it!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Fenerbahce Sports Club, one of the oldest and most popular sports club in Turkey, joined forces with the HeForShe movement in 2018 to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sports. Fenerbahce announced a manifesto, within the framework of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, expressing Fenerbahce’s call for action to combat violence against women. The manifesto was read by Selçuk Yöntem, well-known actor and Ece Dizdar, well-known actress and board member on gender...

Violence against women is a crime. Don’t be a bystander, don’t be a part of it!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Fenerbahce Sports Club, one of the oldest and most popular sports club in Turkey, joined forces with the HeForShe movement in 2018 to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in sports. Fenerbahce announced a manifesto, within the framework of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, expressing Fenerbahce’s call for action to combat violence against women. The manifesto was read by athletes from Fenerbahce’s 9 different branches. The video was shown on TVs and social media...

VOICES

Monday, November 11, 2019

Seven women from disadvantaged groups, including women with disabilities, Roma and LBTIQ women share their sufferings and experience with different forms of violence, impacting their whole family.

Leaders to take stock of progress on gender equality at Beijing+25 regional review meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, more than 700 key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will gather in Geneva on 29-30 October 2019 to review the progress made on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for gender equality and women’s rights, adopted almost 25 years ago.

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