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Working for the empowerment of women in Adana, a southern province of Türkiye, the Housewives Solidarity and Development Association (EVKAD) is such a CSO that benefits from a ‘small grant’ provided by UN Women. Now EVKAD can reach and empower more women than ever before, thanks to its improved technical, digital, and institutional capacity.
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UN Women Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, that have gender equality, victims rights, women’s rights and/or antidiscrimination set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute and have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on gender equality and/or victims rights and functioning of shelters for victims of GBV to submit project proposals.
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Ayşegül Küçükafacan is the founder of the Sil Baştan (Start from Scratch) Association for Combatting Violence Against Women and Child Abuse in Balikesir, a city in northwestern Turkey. Due to financial difficulties, she was about to close the association, however a small grant provided by UN Women under the Strong Civic Space for Gender Equality project funded by the European Union, changed the course of things for Küçükafacan. Now, her association continues to combat violence and abuse against women and girls and support those who are subjected to violence.
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UN Women will provide needs-based and demand-driven technical and logistical support to existing and aspiring networks and platforms, and individual members or affiliates of women’s civil society organizations (CSOs) and women’s rights advocates in order to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment and the overall women’s rights agenda. UN Women invites eligible organizations and individuals to submit their requests for technical and logistical support, to finance a limited range of eligible activities as elaborated in this announcement.
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UN Women Turkey invites women’s rights/women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs legally registered and operating in Turkey to submit project proposals under this Call for Proposals within the framework of the “Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey” (short name- ‘Strong Civic Space for Gender Equality’) project.
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UN Women in Turkey plans to award several Small Grants to eligible civil society organizations (CSOs) in the range of USD 2,500 to USD 30,000. Small Grants are intended exclusively to finance a limited range of eligible activities to support the development or strengthening of women’s CSOs and women-led CSOs’ institutional capacities. UN Women invites eligible applicants to submit Small Grants applications for the eligible activities, as elaborated in this advertisement.
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On 24 February, the Government of Serbia and the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia jointly convened the subregional consultations under the theme “Untapped potential: Expanding women's leadership and voice on climate, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and actions in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey”.
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The Government of Turkmenistan and the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia held today Central Asian subregional consultations to prepare for the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
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Spotlight Initiative regional programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan will identify potential Responsible Parties that will build capacity of a CSO on requirements for grant-making procedures and provide technical support to develop strategies for resource mobilization and use of alternative funding mechanisms.
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UN Women Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, that have gender equality, women’s rights and/or anti-discrimination set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute and have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on gender equality and/or empowering women, especially vulnerable groups of women to submit project proposals.
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Klodiana Mere* has more than 30 stitches on her head, the same number as the number of years she lived in terror of her life and the lives of her two children. She survived a deadly attack by her ex-husband four years ago but the agony did not end there.
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UN Women Ukraine plans to award small grants to eligible civil society organizations (CSOs) in the range of USD 2,500 to USD 20,000. Small grants are intended exclusively to finance a limited range of eligible activities to develop or strengthen the institutional capacities of women-led and human rights CSOs.
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We are looking back and going forward this month, celebrating the power of the women’s movement, and calling for nothing less than bold, decisive actions to secure women’s rights as human rights, once and for all. These are some voices of activists who were at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, in 1995, and those who were shaped by it for a lifetime.
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Marijana Karajovic, 29, is a volunteer who recently joined the Serbian Red Cross to help the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. She was tasked with distributing humanitarian and hygiene kits to marginalized groups of women under the EU-UN Women programme “Support to priority actions for gender equality”.
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Women’s organizations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia urged governments and development partners to recognize the unique and vital needs of women and girls in pandemic response and recovery efforts. Activists warned the international community that the world risks a roll back in women’s rights if necessary efforts are not urgently undertaken.
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Led by 'Women, Peace and Security’ Coalition, the campaign took place in different universities to raise awareness on security issues and the severe consequences of the circulation of illegal firearms
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At the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from 3 to 6 June, UN Women is joining forces with women’s rights activists, governments and next generations of changemakers, to accelerate progress towards gender equality.
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The UN Women Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) is renewing its membership and composition to facilitate effective, on-going and structured consultations between the civil society and UN Women at the regional level. To this end, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO) launches a ‘Call for Nominations.’ Applications are sought from individuals nominating their candidature or from a network/coalition of non-governmental...
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Sanem Öztürk is a sociologist and activist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been working for the Women’s Solidarity Foundation (KADAV) since 2011. As part of the ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’ programme, KADAV is partnering with UN Women to build the capacity and maintain a network of Syrian and Turkish women CSOs, to work together to develop tools for combating sexual and gender-based violence within the framework of the Istanbul Convention and CEDAW.
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Zora Celovic is a vocal advocate for rural women’s rights and speaks publicly about the issue. She founded the “Priboj Women's Initiative” to help address the discrimination and inequality that rural women in the Priboj area of south-western Serbia faced. In this farming area, where women are often responsible for milk distribution, the initiative also recently benefited from UN Women support to improve their economic opportunities, while also easing their daily workload and expanding their horizons.