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Alejandra Mora Mora is a Costa Rican jurist, feminist, researcher, academic and politician recognized for her activism on the human rights of women and girls. Former Minister for Women in Costa Rica, as well as former Ombudsperson, she has held the position of Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) at the Organization of American States (OAS) since 2019. In this interview for UN Women, Mora Mora explains how the Inter-American Model Law to Prevent, Sanction and Eradicate Violent Death of Women on Gender Reasons can be used as a tool to advance the prevention and response to violence against women and why all the states need to strengthen their understanding of the roots of femicide and design policies that specifically tackle them.
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Lirie Dina is a lawyer at the Center for Civic Legal Initiatives (CCLI), an Albanian organization that provides free psycho-social and legal services to women survivors of violence and advocates for improving legislation in the field of violence against women and gender equality. In this interview, Dina highlights the crucial importance of data collection for advocating to end violence against women.
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Ekaterine Skhiladze was appointed as a deputy public defender of Georgia in June 2016. Since 2007, she has been actively involved in processes aimed at protecting women's rights and gender equality in Georgia. In this interview, Skhiladze speaks to UN Women about how Georgia has paved the way in establishing a femicide watch in the country.
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Adapted from a blog post by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Olesia Bondar, Director of the Ukrainian Women’s Fund (UWF) spoke to the UN Trust Fund on how the current crisis is affecting Ukrainian women and girls, and the key role of civil society and women’s rights organizations play in the context of humanitarian and intersecting crises.
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Rashima Kwatra is a young, lesbian, migrant, feminist who took active part at the 2022 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region. She works as an International Advocacy Advisor for RFSL - the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons’ Rights. Kwatra advocates for the inclusion of persons with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics, as well as other historically marginalized groups, across both human rights and sustainable development spaces.
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Milana Lazić works at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), managing the “Assistance to European Union (EU) Pre-Accession” project. This project works with EU potential and candidate countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey to make gender equality more visible in the region with a focus on improving how gender equality is monitored across public policies, legislation, and in practice. EIGE provides technical expertise to relevant countries, especially in developing national Gender Equality Indices. Lazić spoke with UN Women about the Gender Equality Index and EIGE’s support to the countries in the region.
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Karolina Stamenković has been the head of the non-governmental organization “Women's Ethno Centre - Lužnice Handicrafts” since its foundation in 2008, in Babusnica, one of the poorest municipalities in Serbia. Today, the organization has over 80 members who work to empower and motivate women to improve their economic status and engage actively in their communities. She spoke to UN Women about the challenges rural women are facing and the results of a project to support unemployed women’s economic activation through their inclusion in organic production in the Pirot District.