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10 years of the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is the first international legally binding instrument in our fight to improve policies, provide services for women victims of violence and ultimately save lives. The Istanbul Convention recognizes violence against women as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women. Today, after 10 years from its signature, it is more important than ever to...

Guidelines for gender-responsive sports organizations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

#SportsforGenderEquality #HeForShe Guidelines for Gender-responsive Sports Organizations have been developed by HeForShe Turkey as a trail-blazing effort to translate the UN Women’s Sports for Generation Equality principles into a feasible step-by-step guide. The Guidelines are structured to help sports organizations in terms of empowerment of women and girls and advancement of gender equality through concrete and quantifiable actions and indicators. For the complete version of the...

Moldovan Father Overturns Gender Stereotypes

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Dumitru Dunas is an exemplary father who wants his children to grow up healthy and well-adjusted. In his home country of Moldova, issues related to childcare and work-family balance are called “women's issues” or “mother issues”. An actively engaged father of 5 children, Dumitru Dunas shows how it can be done differently, without stereotypes.

Support offered to vulnerable families from the Republic of Moldova during COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Over 4000 vulnerable families in Republic of Moldova benefited from care packages in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives from the implementing and supporting partners reflect on the initiative.

Women's Entrepreneurship Expo - Day Three

Friday, June 4, 2021

The Women's Entrepreneurship Expo ended with a celebration of all women entrepreneurs who work diligently to achieve their dreams while connecting with well-known international and regional companies to gain key skills and networks. The Expo was organized by UN Women from 27-29 April, with financial support from the Government of Japan.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo – Day Two

Monday, May 24, 2021

From supply chains to e-commerce, the second day of our Expo highlighted integral issues for women entrepreneurs. Throughout the event, private sector partners shared valuable insights and guidance on accessing supply networks while women entrepreneurs delved into the world of digital sales—an area that became a game-changer for businesses during the #COVID19 pandemic. The Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo is organized by UN Women from 27-29 April, with financial support from the Government of...

Vulnerable families from Moldova benefit from care packages during the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, May 24, 2021

Over 4000 families from Moldova benefited from care packages in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries are people from vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, elderly people, Roma people, vulnerable families, children who do not receive care from their parents, as well as people experiencing extreme poverty, especially women and girls in precarious conditions.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo – Day One

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

At the first day of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo, women entrepreneurs worked hard on remodelling and regenerating their business ideas at the co-creation hubs. They also had the opportunity to explore how branding and marketing can boost their enterprises despite the pandemic. The Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo is organized by UN Women from 27-29 April, with financial support from the Government of Japan. Over the three days, the Expo attracted more than 500 participants, including 200...

Women's Entrepreneurship Expo Opening

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Organized by UN Women from 27-29 April, with financial support from the Government of Japan, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo attracted more than 500 participants, including 200 women entrepreneurs from Europe and Central Asia. Women entrepreneurs connected with each another and private sector partners to expand their networks. They benefited from exposure to practical business techniques, including pitching business plans to investors. 0:11 Welcome and opening remarks 18:24 Keynote...

Türkiye’de çocuk yaşta, erken ve zorla evliliklerin önlenmesi (Preventing CEFM in Turkey)

Monday, May 3, 2021

Dünya genelinde ve Türkiye’de milyonlarca çocuğu, özellikle de kız çocuklarını etkileyen çocuk yaşta, erken ve zorla evlilikler (ÇEZE), bir insan hakları ihlali ve kadınlara ve kız çocuklarına yönelik bir şiddet türüdür. BM Kadın Birimi, “Türkiye’de Çocuk Yaşta, Erken ve Zorla Evliliklerin Önlenmesi Birleşmiş Milletler Ortak Programı” çerçevesinde uygulama partneri Cinsiyet Eşitliği İzleme Derneği (CEİD) iş birliğinde ÇEZE’nin önlenmesine yönelik faaliyetler yürütüyor. Program, İsveç tarafından...

They are children; not brides (Onlar Çocuk; Gelin Değil)

Monday, May 3, 2021

“Onlar Çocuk; Gelin Değil”, Türkiye’de çocuk yaşta, erken ve zorla evliliklere (ÇEZE) dikkat çekmeyi ve özellikle gençlerin ÇEZE’yi gündemlerine almalarına ve bu konuda yürütülen önleyici çalışmaların bir parçası olmalarına katkıda bulunmayı hedefliyor. Rap sanatçısı Şahıs ve Cinsiyet Eşitliği İzleme Derneği (CEİD) iş birliğiyle yayınlanan rap müzik klibi, “Türkiye’de Çocuk Yaşta, Erken ve Zorla Evliliklerin Önlenmesi Birleşmiş Milletler Ortak Programı” çerçevesinde ve İsveç’in İsveç...

UN Women’s first regional “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo” in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, April 30, 2021

UN Women’s first regional “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo” in Europe and Central Asia held virtually between 27-29 April with the participation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries. We are proud to announce that the expo has attracted more than 500 participants, including 200 women entrepreneurs from Europe and Central Asia. A huge congratulations to all the participants! #ConectToCreate

Changing gender roles in Albania

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

For International Women’s Day, girls and boys in Albania changed their roles! Seven popular influencers in Albania used irony to raise awareness and put a spotlight on issues women and girls face every day. These include patriarchal norms, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, unpaid work, gender stereotypes and more. The campaign has been supported by actors, journalists, comedians and bloggers as part of the UN Joint programme on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Albania, financed by the...

UN Women supports women leaders in Turkey

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women has been organizing local politics and gender equality workshops for women leaders within the “Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Goal is gender equality in politics

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women has been working towards increasing women’s leadership and participation within the “Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Gender responsive budgeting trainings for central and local governments of Turkey

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women has been organizing gender responsive budgeting trainings and workshops for central and local governments within the “Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Breaking gender stereotypes during COVID-19, Moldova

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We invite you to discover how during the COVID-19 pandemic, three boys and girls from Ungheni district, Republic of Moldova, learned to practice new hobbies breaking gender stereotypes. There are no prescribed roles for boys and girls. It’s time for equality. The video was developed within the EVA Project - Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts, funded by the European Union, and implemented by UN Women in partnership with UNICEF.

Social mobilization in Georgia: Samegrelo

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Women’s unity is a very powerful force. Samegrelo is an example of how women assert this power. When an initiative for social mobilization was launched by UN Women and the Taso Foundation, active women gathered together and initiated a whole whirlwind of new enterprises with their civic activism. Through such effort, they inspired a lot of young people with their motivation and got them involved in the pursuit of improving the lives in their community. Today, in the villages of Samegrelo,...

Social mobilization in Georgia: Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In 2017, in the abandoned, almost deserted villages of Lechkhumi, the local women took the first steps towards breathing new life into the villages. It all started with an initiative by UN Women and the Taso Foundation in support of social mobilization. The women who joined the initiative gathered the other locals and set an example for them of how to stand together. This motivated others to follow suit. Through the activism of women, the villages now are filled with new joy and enthusiasm....

Social mobilization in Georgia: Imereti

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

An initiative by UN Women and the Taso Foundation in support of social mobilization, implemented to empower women and communities in four regions of Georgia, has revived village life in Imereti. The women involved in this initiative, who had been striving for development, turned their traditional and favourite pursuits into profitable businesses. They managed to get like-minded women to engage in women’s entrepreneurship and activism, making the prospects for improved conditions a reality. Get...

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