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On International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), the Government of Tajikistan, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) gathered to launch the Tajikistan chapter of the ground-breaking Spotlight Initiative which aims to end sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls. The event also launched the national 16 Days of Activism Against gender-based violence campaign.
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The Generation Equality Forum is the most catalytic global gathering for gender equality held in the last quarter century. Convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society, the Forum is a once-in-a-generation moment to advance global gender equality.
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UN Women Georgia Country Office will launch the flagship UN Women report Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World in Tbilisi, Georgia on 14 November. The launch event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 09:30.
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From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, more than 700 key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will gather in Geneva on 29-30 October 2019 to review the progress made on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for gender equality and women’s rights, adopted almost 25 years ago.
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Regional Forum: Promoting Implementation of Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Integrated policies, inclusive partnerships”
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“UN Women acting Deputy Regional Director of Europe and Central Asia Mr. Michele Ribotta, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Mr. Heinz Koller, ILO Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Mr. Maurizio Bussi, ILO Director for Turkey Mr. Numan Özcan, The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) Deputy General Coordinator Mr. Kadir Beyaztaş visiting Gaziantep to strengthen on going partnership between UN Women, International Labour Organization (ILO) and ASAM for empowering women and girls from refugee and host communities.
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will join other world leaders at the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held today and tomorrow in Istanbul, Turkey. The first gathering of its kind, the Summit aims to place humanity—people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive—at the heart of global decision-making and initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments to enable countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises. With more than 5,000 expected participants, the programme will include seven high-level leaders' roundtables on priority action areas.