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Gulbahor Majidova: Overcoming loss with a determination to help others in Tajikistan

Friday, April 24, 2020

Gulbahor Majidova’s life has been full of loses. Still, she overcame loss with motivation, and she became a leader in her community to promote and raise awareness about the civil registration system reform in Tajikistan. Thanks to Gulbahor, many in her hometown applied for documents at the civil registration office. 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...

Syrian women help shape the first Global Refugee Forum

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Syrian refugee women from Gaziantep shared their experiences, insights, and recommendations as part of the preparation for the first Global Refugee Forum. Gathered under the roof of SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center, they have shared their recommendations and demands for empowering women in crisis. The SADA Center operates under UN Women led project “Strengthening the resilience of Syrian women and girls and host communities” financed by the European Union and the Government of...

UN Women Moldova: Women in Politics

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Get involved! Run for elections! Be part of the change! Discover 5 important factors you need to know about women's participation in Moldova local elections held in 2019 and about the training programs organized with the support of UN Women and funded by Sweden. Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau | #GenerationEquality

Head of the NGO "Leader" Valentyna Dobrydina on effects of COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A woman with disability, Head of the NGO “Leader” and representative of the National Assembly of People with Disabilities in Chernivtsi region, Valentyna Dobrydina emphasizes the issues rural women with disabilities encounter during the quarantine, such as inaccessible medical clinics and hospitals, lack of medical diagnostic equipment and infectious disease sections. She also highlights the need for women with disabilities to be involved in the decision-making processes in COVID-19 response.

“Women Veterans’ Movement” representative Andriana Susak on effects of COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

“Women Veterans’ Movement” representative Andriana Susak speaks about what women veterans are facing in the face of COVID-19 crisis. She emphasizes the economic and employment challenges, especially given the health conditions acquired during active duty. For women in the armed forces, and paramedics who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, this situation exacerbates the need for food; basic protection, such as, respirators, gloves, antiseptics etc. and finding new ways to stay...

Roma activist Galyna Yurchenko on effects of COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Roma activist Galyna Yurchenko elaborates on the challenges the Roma community is facing now: lack of employment opportunities as the country is under quarantine; lack of basic supply of water and food in the remote areas and children missing out on education due to lack of access to information and communication technologies.

Positive Women’s Regional Coordinator in Odessa, Oksana Pchelnikova, on effects of COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Civil society organization, Positive Women’s Regional Coordinator Oksana Pchelnikova points out the problems facing women living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. Few women have access to the HIV/AIDS centers to receive the antiretroviral therapy (ART), they need. As they stay home and take care of children, their economic circumstances worsen and face more violence. She emphasizes that their mental health is vulnerable, which may even lead to showing suicidal tendencies, as some of them do...

Ukrainian Women’s Fund representative Anastasia Perepylytsia on effects of COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Anastasia Perepyltysia from Ukrainian Women’s Fund in Zaporizhzhia region talks about the key problems for women living in rural areas, including the lack of access to basic medical products and services due to suspended public transportation. In critical situations, they have to pay additional costs to hire private transportation to get to the hospitals or pharmacies located in regional or local centers. She remarks that women with disabilities or those suffering from underlying diseases are...

“Kalys” comics: Stories of “bride kidnapping” in Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

This comic book tells real stories of three teenage girls who were kidnapped for forced marriage. The video is aimed to support girls and their parents and raise awareness on preventing kidnapping for forced marriage, a practice known as “ala kachuu”. Stories cover local traditions, police responsiveness and preparedness to minimize the negative consequences for girls and their families. Video was developed by implementing partner HelpAge International, in the framework of the Across Generations...

“Kalys” comics: Stories of “bride kidnapping” in Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

This comic book tells real stories of three teenage girls who were kidnapped for forced marriage. The video is aimed to support girls and their parents and raise awareness on preventing kidnapping for forced marriage, a practice known as “ala kachuu”. Stories cover local traditions, police responsiveness and preparedness to minimize the negative consequences for girls and their families. Video was developed by implementing partner HelpAge International, in the framework of the Across Generations...

Women councilors in Samsun, Turkey got together for gender sensitive municipal services

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Councilors from different political parties in Samsun, Turkey gathered at the local gender equality workshop to discuss the problems of women and propose solutions. The workshop is organized within the “Gender equality in political leadership and participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Samsun’da toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı belediye hizmetleri için kadın belediye meclis üyeleri bir arada Samsun’da farklı siyasi...

Women councilors in Muğla, Turkey got together for gender sensitive municipal services

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Councilors from different political parties in Muğla, Turkey gathered at the local gender equality workshop to discuss the problems of women and propose solutions. The workshop is organized within the “Gender equality in political leadership and participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Muğla’da toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı belediye hizmetleri için kadın belediye meclis üyeleri bir arada Muğla’da farklı siyasi...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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UN Women Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute award women artists with an historical award

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

UN Women Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute presented an independent Women in Arts 2020 Award to highlight the achievements of women working in the cultural sphere and acknowledge their contributions and inspire new achievements. Here are the winners: • Visual Arts – Lada Nakonechna • Music – Alyona Savranenko (alyona alyona) • Theatre and Film – Natalia Vorozhbyt • Literature – Oksana Zabuzhko • Cultural Management – Julia Sinkevych • Cultural Journalism, Criticism and Research – Daria Badior...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Gender-sensitive refugee response in Turkey

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Women and girls are affected differently by humanitarian crises and migration than men and boys, and thus gender-sensitive services play a crucial role in the response. Gender-sensitive refugee response addresses the different needs of women, men, girls, and boys. In this regard, “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women, Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey Project” is implemented by UN Women and funded by the European Union. In Turkey, the project is co-financed by the...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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UN Women Moldova: International Women's Day 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

International Women's Day is about equal rights and opportunities, solidarity and equity ♥ ️ 🎬 We invite you to enjoy a video about what International Women's Day really means for the supporters of women's rights. Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau | UN Women Moldova Dorin Galben | Alina Andronache | Andriano Marian | Tania Kebak | Alina Cebotari | Artiom Bonari

Veronica Fonova: Becoming a feminist and leading Kazakhstan’s first feminist march

Friday, March 6, 2020

Veronica Fonova, a 27-year-old web designer from Kazakhstan, became a women’s rights activist after realizing that even in feminist groups the main speakers are still men. She created the women-only group KazFem, a platform for feminist activism in Kazakhstan, and led the first feminist march in her country. 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...

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