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Experts and practitioners from Western Balkans and Turkey attend a 3-day Training of Trainers on Gender Responsive Budgeting in Skopje, North Macedonia. The ToT aims to strengthen the pool of gender experts in the region by equipping them with advanced knowledge and resources on GRB, as well as innovative adult learning skills.
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The challenges of making budgets respond equally to the needs of women and men were debated at a pane l, supported by UN Women in Kosovo and organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on 16 March. Under the title “Accountability in Local Governance: Citizens' Priorities Addressed through Gender Responsive Budgets,” the panel brought together high-level representatives from local governments.
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UN Women draws attention to the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on women. COVID-19 emerges not only as a public health threat but also challenges economies and all segments of society. UN Women stresses that women, who are at the center of paid and unpaid carework, are hit harder by the crisis.
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In November, Tajikistan took another step towards improving people’s access to public services, especially for vulnerable groups, including women and children. Representatives from the President’s Executive Office, Ministry of Justice, and the Civil Registration Office of Kulyab town visited Moldova to learn about that country’s experience with setting up a ‘Single Window’ system for delivering public services.
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One year after seven municipalities in Albania formally confirmed their commitment to gender equality by signing the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, five of them, supported by UN Women, have prepared Gender Equality Action Plans. The municipal councils of Tirana, Elbasan and Durres have already approved their Action Plans.
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New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media.
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A UN Women-led campaign results in Albania’s first-ever community budget consultations and brings immediate benefits to those in need.
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In September, series of important events marked the institutionalization and sustainability of Joint Information and Services Bureaus (JISBs) in the Republic of Moldova, an innovative `one-window`approach towards gender-sensitive and coordinated service provision. Joint efforts of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family and UN Women led to the adoption of special Framework Regulation on the functioning of JISBs through Government Decision Nr....
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An international conference on decentralization reform started today in Chisinau which brought together 140 representatives of local and central public administration, civil society, development partners, as well as national and international experts. During two days, participants will analyse the experience of European countries in the field of local public administration, assess the implementation of the National Decentralization Strategy and debate on the sector action plans of the decentralization reform for areas such as education, finance, property, etc.
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Following two years of public debate and consultation, the President of the Republic of Moldova has signed into law a strategy to decentralize services and decision-making to its local public administrations, making them more accessible to Moldovans.
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In Kazakhstan food basket is developed with due regard being given to the needs and demands of women and children for the first time.