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Manizha Sangin, a 29-year-old popular feminist singer, was born in Tajikistan and is now based in Russia. She is also a social activist fighting against gender-based violence and advancing the rights of refugees and migrants.
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Lolja Nordic is a young intersectional ecofeminist activist, independent artist and DJ from Russia. She is also a columnist and blogger. She is the co-organiser of the International DIY Charity Festival “NE VINOVATA” (“Not Her Fault”) in support of domestic violence survivors and co-founder of GRRR party – a series of safe space LGBTQ+ feminist night events in Moscow.
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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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More than 120 participants from Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia gathered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, to discuss the key role of women and young people in finding effective solutions to HIV-related issues and the importance of strengthening the capacities of youth and women’s networks in decision-making and active response to the HIV epidemic.
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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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OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls.
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UN Women convenes government representatives, civil society activists and international institutions in Istanbul to increase regional cooperation for women’s participation in peace and security, and to end gender discrimination
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A regional migration programme ensures more than 5,000 families of migrant labourers in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have received training, resources and micro-credit loans to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.
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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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A conference titled “Labour Migration in Russia: medical, social and gender aspects of integration” was held at the Public Chamber of Russian Federation in Moscow on October 26-27 2011. The conference was held under the aegis of commission on interethnic relations and freedom of conscience of the Public Chamber of Russian Federation with the support from the Red Cross and Red Crescent within the framework of global partnership with the Department for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom (DFID) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women UN Women. Organizers: Russian Red Cross and Red Crescent, Center for Migration Research and Public Foundation “Tajikistan”.
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Russian Union of journalists and UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women UN Women within the framework of the regional programme financed by the government of the United Kingdom have held a series of events dedicated to labour migration and prevention of violence against women at XV Festival of Russian Journalists held from September 25 to October 1 in Sochi.
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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).