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Spotlight Initiative regional programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan will identify potential Responsible Parties that will build capacity of a CSO on requirements for grant-making procedures and provide technical support to develop strategies for resource mobilization and use of alternative funding mechanisms.
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As part of her visit to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Ms. Alia El-Yassir, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia met with youth and civil society representatives of five Central Asian countries, government officials and UN agencies in Kyrgyzstan. Violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political empowerment, stereotypes and active involvement of youth in all processes were the main topics of discussions.
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Women’s rights organizations from eight countries gather to identify and prototype new solutions to gender equality challenges.
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On 5 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the European Union hosted the regional conference 'Empowering Women in Afghanistan’ in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.
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On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women’s achievements, activism and potential in Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. From important social and digital campaigns, panels, seminars and press conferences to engaging the international community and members states with discussions around gender equality at key international meetings, here are some highlights from the occasion in our region.
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Around 90 parliamentarians, local elected officials and civil society representatives from 11 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered in Chișinău to identify how to solve some of the most pressing issues challenging women’s rights and their full participation in all spheres of life.
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“The role of women and youth in conflict prevention in Central Asia,” event was organized by the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in cooperation with UN Women Multi-country Office in Central Asia and the Regional Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
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UN Women, T invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending violence against women and girls: UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women's rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme 'Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds'funded by the European Union.
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Striving for gender equality at the local level, Albanian and Serb gender specialists learn from each other’s experiences in implementing the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, thanks to a UN Women-organized study tour.
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Hosted by Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from UN Women and other UN agencies, meeting reviews timeline and specifics necessary to implement country’s National Action Plan on Gender Equality.
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A significant step, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consultation is one of the first initiatives of UN Women and its collaboration with the government and other agencies in Turkmenistan.
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Fighting for their daughters and for gender equality everywhere, Central Asian fathers post their hopes for the future and call on others to join UN Women’s HeForShe campaign.
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On 22-23 October 2014 Almaty hosted Consultative Meeting to review progress on Beijing Platform for Action (1995) in Central Asia.This event is an important preparatory stage to the upcoming regional inter-governmental review and non-governmental forums in Bangkok and Geneva.