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On 6 October, feminists and women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus are coming together in a virtual consultation to assess the progress achieved towards commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries to challenge deeply ingrained gender stereotypes, increase men’s involvement in domestic work and childcare, and engage with potential perpetrators to prevent gender-based violence.
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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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Catherine Wolf is a Programme Analyst with UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, overseeing the projects in Africa and Europe and Central Asia. She is based in Turkey, and recently visited a project in Armenia, implemented by Green Lane, a non-governmental organization that works in partnership with UN Women to empower rural women.
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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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Ani Jilozian, 31, is the Research and Data Specialist at the Women’s Support Center in Armenia, which has been supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), for the period of 2015-2017.
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A one-week workshop on gender responsive budgeting with the focus on gender budgeting in employment has been launched in the premises of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA) for civil servants from 7 countries covered by the joint UN Women/RPANEPA project. The workshop brings together representatives from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and representatives of UN Women Subregional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
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From 17 to 21 December 2012 a training seminar on Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) was held at the Regional GRB Centre of Excellence for CIS countries at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA), Moscow. Twenty-two civil servants and teachers from the National Academies of Public Administration in 7 CIS countries took part: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
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A one week training of trainers on gender responsive budgeting was conducted for CIS national public administration academics in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration at the President of the Russian Federation (PRANEPA). This initiative was carried out in the framework of the “Developing Regional Capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting for the CIS Countries through Establishing the Regional Center of Excellence for Gender Responsive Budgeting at the RPANEPA” project.
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Representatives from civil society organizations, women’s groups, gender advocates from Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan and Tajikistan participated in a Regional Consultation of Women for Peace and Security which took place in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on 25-26 June 2010. The Regional Consultation was held in a framework of the Open Day event organized by UNIFEM in partnership with other UN bodies as UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Country Representative office and UN Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).