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UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that have experience working on combating violence against women and domestic violence, to submit project proposals focusing on economic empowerment of survivors, as defined in the Call for Proposals Terms of Reference. This Call for Proposals is launched under the regional program “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, funded by the European Union, and implemented by UN Women in cooperation with civil society organizations in Western Balkans and Turkey.
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Woman walking at the refugee reception centre Tabanovce, Macedonian-Serbian border, 26 April 2016. The fence of the centre has been broken. Photo: Mirjana Nedeva On the occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December, more than 80 women activists and representatives of line ministries, civil society and academia from the Western Balkans and Turkey came together to discuss ways to prevent and respond to violence against women migrants at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to...
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The protracted humanitarian crisis in Syria has devastating consequences for women and girls. From food insecurity to loss of educational opportunities, lack of safe water or health services, and high rates of gender-based violence, women and girls are facing the brunt of the crisis.
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Governments should ensure refugee women’s participation in decisions that affect them, say participants at UN Women-Oxfam “Women on the Move” workshop.
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In the context of the European Council meeting held today and tomorrow, UN Women calls for the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls to be addressed in the response to the refugee and migration crisis.
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In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are gathering to assess the progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights since its adoption in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”