Stories

6
results found
1 - 6 of 6 Results
Date:
Predrag Fred Matić is a member of the European Parliament and also part of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament (FEMM). In the summer of 2021, his team celebrated a major victory – when the European Parliament, with 378 votes, adopted the report on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Matić shared with UN Women how they achieved this win; what the report means for the Western Balkans; the role of international organizations; and what’s next for his team.
Date:
Olga Tsyba, 42, is an activist and newly elected member of the local council in the conflict-affected Bilovodsk, in Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. After participating in a UN Women-led training, Tsyba became a community group leader, established a civil society organization, and advocated for the set-up of a gynecological service for women in her community.
Date:
İlayda Eskitaşçioğlu, 26, is a human rights lawyer from Turkey, a Ph.D. student in International Human Rights Law and a member of the Beijing+25 Global Youth Task Force. She works to end stigma around menstruation through the NGO she founded, “We Need to Talk”. Although their field projects are disrupted due to COVID-19, Eskitaşçioğlu and her team continue their awareness efforts online.
Date:
Sophie Berie is a 26-year-old young woman from Tbilisi, Georgia. She is working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and comprehensive sexuality education. Sophie Beria is the chairperson of YouAct, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Date:
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Teodora Mileska is a student of International and intercultural studies in North Macedonia and an aspiring diplomat for peaceful conflict resolution. She is a senior peer educator for Comprehensive Sexual Education and a concept writer for radio show Seksi Maalo that advocates for sexual and reproductive health rights.
Date:
Supported by UN Women and UNICEF Innovation Labs, young people in Kosovo* have developed innovative solutions to address violence against women. An initiative that boosts economic opportunities of violence survivors, and an app that educates teenagers about sexual health and rights are making strides.