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Ideas Campaign – Rethinking challenges and improving solutions

Thursday, August 13, 2020

UN Women Europe and Central Asia is implementing a regional innovation facility to accelerate impact for women and girls across the region. Building on UN Women’s institutional expertise and experience, and the curiosity of innovation champions in the organization, UN Women Europe and Central Asia launched the Ideas Campaign under the innovation facility and challenged the staff across the region to submit innovative ideas. To increase the impact of the work for gender equality, the campaign...

Work with youth

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Working with youth on changing harmful stereotypes on violence against women is at the heart of preventing violence. UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina focus on targeting young men and their role in preventing violence against women and girls. The work with high schools opened the space for young people to address the harmful attitudes in a creative way and advocate for gender equality in their school communities.

Supporting women economic resilience through local tourism

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

COVID-19 is seriously damaging the Albanian economy, especially rural tourism. Tourism decline puts a strain on the farms and guest houses in the upper Vjosa river, where local women work and earn a living. Elona, Leonora, Anila, Mirela and Zhenisa, who are working in this area, have seen the collapse of visitor numbers amid the pandemic. Now, in this new reality they are counting on local tourists. These women local entrepreneurs are providing for themselves, their workers, and the whole...

Over 4,000 vulnerable women receive food and hygiene packages in response to COVID-19

Monday, July 27, 2020

UN Women offered more than 40 tons of products to the beneficiaries from the Republic of Moldova, funded from the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund. The project is supported by the Governments of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Social media challenge encourages equal participation of men and women in household chores

Monday, July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic proved once again that sharing household responsibilities and the care for the loved ones makes families stronger. In Moldova, #MenEngage social media campaign helped discover many positive examples of men being involved in home and child care activities.

(Non) functioning of the protection systems for women survivors of violence during the pandemic

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The onset of COVID-19 pandemic has pulled out to the surface already present shortcomings and gaps in the protection system for women victims of violence. The system’s functionality during a pandemic or any other crisis situation must be a priority and violence against women shouldn’t be a secondary concern. This video, developed by the Center of Women’s Rights (CWR), within the “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” regional programme and funded by the European Union, emphasizes that pandemics...

Assistance to women survivors of violence during pandemic and crisis situations

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Good coordination, communication and multisectoral cooperation of all institutions in the protection system are key to protecting women survivors of violence. This video, developed by the Center of Women’s Rights (CWR), within the “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” regional programme and funded by the European Union, emphasizes that pandemics and other crisis situations cannot be an excuse for the failure of the protection system.

HeForShe Turkey partner Fenerbahçe Sports Club celebrates Father’s Day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

“Fenerbahçe Sports Club athletes celebrated Father’s Day and shared their thoughts on fathers’ important role in achieving gender equality. Being a HeForShe partner, Fenerbahçe Sports Club continues its work towards becoming a gender-sensitive and inclusive sports club.

Fatherhood is the best profession

Friday, June 19, 2020

On Father's Day, we celebrate men who embrace their role as care-takers in Georgia and across the region. Happy Father's Day! Stay tuned for more on our new project with UNFPA EECA and European Union against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence. #eu4genderequality

World Refugee Day 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Conflicts and displacement affect women and girls disproportionately. In Europe and Central Asia, we promote full enjoyment of refugee women and girls’ human rights and equal access to all opportunities. #WorldRefugeeDay

If only life would be a feast

Thursday, June 18, 2020

On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2020, Turkish and Syrian women sing “If only life would be a feast” – a cherished Turkish song celebrating life and solidarity in diversity. As Turkish and Syrian women sing the song together, they call for an equal world and future. The video was prepared within the framework of UN Women-led projects funded by the European Union and the Government of Japan, with the support of the project partners Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants...

When the shutter sound becomes the voice of women

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Four university students from Colombia and Palestine met with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women in four different cities across Turkey at Light the Dark photography workshops. The sound of the shutter became the voice of women in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Mardin, and İzmir and allowed their creative talent to shine through. After the workshops, 77 photos were selected to be displayed. Two exhibitions were opened in Gaziantep and Eskişehir, where visitors explored the strength and solidarity of...

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Help young girls overcome gender stereotypes. Violence has no excuse. 54 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that women are naturally more vulnerable and weak, and that it is harder for them to handle difficult situations. 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...

Provoked? Stalking is not love

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Promote healthy relationships. Violence has no excuse. Every second Ukrainian agreed with the statement that it is by nature more difficult for men to control their aggression. 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...

Provoked? Women are not just caregivers

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Challenge traditional family roles. Violence has no excuse. 77 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that women’s most important role is being a caregiver — taking care of the house, husband and children; cooking food for the family. In addition to 43 per cent that agreed that a good wife should not doubt her husband’s opinion even if she doesn`t agree with him. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and...

Provoked? Harassment is not a compliment

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Stand against harassment in public spaces. Violence has no excuse. 35 per cent of the Ukrainians believe that unwanted touching, stroking, hugs and other actions of a sexual nature from an unknown person is not a sexual violence. Another 73 per cent are sure whether jokes and hints of a sexual nature from a stranger is considered a sexual violence. Sprovokuvala? (Did she provoke?) campaign aims to challenge the victim blaming attitudes, raise awareness on gender-based violence and gender...

In the COVID-19 response UN Women Moldova and Sweden support local businesses run by women

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

With the financial support of Sweden, UN Women Moldova provided 28,000 pieces of protective equipment to social assistance staff from 36 territorial units throughout the Republic of Moldova. The coveralls and masks were purchased from three local companies run by women. This donation enabled social workers from various regions of the country to access protective equipment, and supported businesses run by women helping the national economy.

Isolated but not abandoned!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Prevent violence against women and girls. If you or anyone you know feel in danger in Albania, call the national counseling line for women and girls, 116, 117 or the police 129. The video was supported by the Swedish Government as part of the joint UN programme on Ending Violence against Women in Albania.

Generation equality is like a building. You have to lay the foundation strong for equal generations

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Emine is one of the women who attended digital skills training courses at Multi-Purpose Community Center run by the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration. Supported by a UN Women project funded by the Government of Japan, the Centre offers vocational training courses including non-traditional skills such as coding and computer literacy and promotes social cohesion and dialogue between Turkish and Syrian women. Emine explains how the Centre helped her stand on her own...

My handicrafts were my psychologist, now they are my source of income

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Berivan Atilgan is one of the women who enhanced their employability skills thanks to a UN Women project entitled “Social and Economic Stabilization of Refugee Women and Adolescent Girls in Turkey,” which is funded by the Government of Japan and implemented in partnership with the GAP Administration and the Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants.

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