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Nino Enukidze, the rector of Business and Technology University, is 35 years old. With her direct participation, the university became a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles in 2019, and to support the involvement of girls in technology, she launched the initiative “Coding School for Women”. With its support, more than 2,500 girls have been trained in technological professions, with 75 per cent of them employed in the industry.
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As part of the Generation Equality campaign, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is rolling out the Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining Fairy Tales for a New Generation collection of 28 reimagined fairy tales from across Europe and Central Asia to drive transformative change for women and girls and build a gender-equal society.
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A virtual meeting brought together highest-level UN Women officials with representatives of National Gender Equality Machineries from the Western Balkans, Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, to discuss challenges and the way forward for the gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UN Women workshops in Turkey introduce participants to upcoming perception research on men’s attitudes and beliefs towards early and forced marriages
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Experts discuss issues raised during UN Women’s landmark 2018 conference on Roma women’s rights and look at how to end the discrimination, social marginalisation and poverty Roma women face.
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UN Women organized events for youth in Moldova to encourage them to challenge gender bias in their daily lives and career choices.
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European Union and UN Women organized a high-level workshop on 29 May to launch the country-level component of the regional programme, "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”
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UN Women and the European Commission have officially launched a three-year initiative on ending violence against women and girls in Serbia in a bid to strengthen women and girl victims of violence and to achieve full implementation of legislative frameworks in line with international standards.
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A new three-year project aiming to end gender equality discrimination and violence against women in Albania kicked off today, in an event that brought together representatives of UN Women, EU Delegation, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and civil society.
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UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union.
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Calling for more responsible reporting, UN Women-supported report urges media in Bosnia and Herzegovina to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence.
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UN Women and the European Union organized a high-level workshop on 25 April 2017 to launch the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia component of "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” a new regional programme that aims to combat violence and discrimination against women and girls in six Western Balkans countries and Turkey, funded by the European Union.
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Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017
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Established in partnership with UN Women in Kosovo, the Association of Women in the Kosovo Police trains and supports women to take on leadership roles, and break the stereotypes and cultural barriers that discourage women from joining the security sector.
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UN in Turkey emphasizes importance of international community and civil society to achieve gender equality; recommendations touch on women’s political participation, child marriage and implementing UNSCR 1325, among others.
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A UN Women-supported summer school teaches Roma women and men about gender equality and their rights, and helps them set up projects to fight gender and ethnic stereotyping.
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A photo exhibit by the parliament in Ukraine recognizes the significant contributions made by mothers serving in the armed forces along with mothers of combatants and helps spotlight how modern conflicts affect women.
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Women in Ukraine’s military face discrimination and abuse from male counterparts throughout their career, their needs largely ignored by military and civilian superiors, according to a study by women activists in the country.
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Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Georgian President George Margvelashvili declared 2015 as the Year of Women at a press conference on 15 January.