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More than 600 women living in rural areas throughout Serbia are now better equipped to participate in the labour market thanks to a collaboration between UN Women, the European Union and civil society organizations to deliver skills and entrepreneurship training. Closing the employment gap between women and men in Serbia is crucial for achieving equality and training efforts like these are moving this important agenda forward.
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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.
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The public association the Rural Women's Business Network recently signed a Partner Agreement with the UN Women Project, Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through Decentralization Reform of Ukraine. This initiative is funded by the Government of Canada. Under the new Partner Agreement , the Association will facilitate mobilization of women from 13 communities to participate in local governance across four regions: Volyn, Chernivtsi, Kherson and Sumy.
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In the Republic of Moldova, women from rural areas are one of the most affected groups in terms of volatile economic conditions. Nevertheless, women are resilient and ambitious in promoting gender equality and fighting for the creation of a prosperous economic environment for all citizens of the country.
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On 26 May 2021, the UN Women country office in Kyrgyzstan held a final conference presenting the result of the project entitled: Responding to the urgent needs of women and girls in a vulnerable situation aggravated by COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan. This UN Women and Government of Japan project has supported rural women in Naryn, Osh and Jalal-Abad regions to revive their economic activities.
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UN Women Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, with experience in working on combating violence against women and girls to submit project proposals. Proposals should focus on raising awareness and confidence of rural women about the measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination, under the project ¨Improved Safety of Women in Serbia”.
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Jelena Brankov-Čerevicki is the Head of Human Resources and Coordinator for Gender Equality of the Municipality of Bečej, a multi-ethnic community in northern Serbia. Under UN Women’s EU-funded project, the Municipality received a small grant to help enhance the position of rural women and generated both State and donor investments worth five times the initial amount. Brankov-Čerevicki is the woman behind this successful endeavour.
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Natalia Idrisova is an environmental, gender and animal rights activist from Dushanbe, Tajikistan and a member of the CAN EECA Climate Network. As the project coordinator of the Little Earth environmental CSO, she trains rural women to use energy-saving equipment to free up their time while strengthening their role in decision-making.
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Women from different parts of rural Kyrgyzstan are using their new-found confidence and skills to improve not only their own lives, but also those of the people in their communities. Meet Nuria Temirbek kyzy and Tursunai Akmatova, who are making gains for local economic development in their communities.
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For almost two decades, Dr. Javorka Zagorac has made working with the most vulnerable communities her second job. In spite of a great demand by the many remote and marginalized families in her region, the general practitioner at the local health clinic in the municipality of Aleksinac, southern Serbia, is the only doctor who has committed to this work. She does so because she believes it assists and empowers people.
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In early May, women from the village of Maradisi, in southeast Georgia, gained wide renown. Naira Paksadze, together with other women, hoed their neighbour’s potato field in order to save the family’s potato harvest. At the time, every member of the family was being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, while weeds were growing wild throughout their potato field – their only source of income.
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In remote villages across Georgia, better roads and kindergartens are high on women’s agenda, and understandably so. How long it takes them to commute due to the lack of road infrastructure or essential public services such as kindergartens, and how far a mother has to go to get affordable childcare, determines how much time she has left in a day to get paid work.
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Shakhodat Teshebayeva from Khalmion, a village in southern Kyrgyzstan bordering Uzbekistan, is 50 years old and the sole breadwinner of her family. Her income comes from farming, working for 8-10 long hours in the fields every day. She doesn’t shy away from the hard work, but lately, the hard has become impossible, because of the growing water crisis.
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Findings of a UN Women-supported research in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia showed that only 12 per cent of women in rural areas are land owners and less than 10 per cent have decision-making roles related to land. While women in agriculture work on average 11.06 hours per day, 41,7% of the total workload belongs to unpaid work.
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To advance gender equality and promote safe and peaceful communities, UN Women has been mobilizing youth in seven municipalities across Kyrgyzstan since 2015. The project, titled “Securing livelihoods for vulnerable women, men and children”, connects youth with water associations, local governments and a variety of women’s self-help groups from marginalized communities, to empower local communities and enhance equal access to natural resources.
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To mark Int’l Day of Rural Women, participants at a UN Women roundtable in FYR Macedonia discuss the positive impacts of local level gender-responsive budgeting and gender equality measures.
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Social and cultural barriers, lack of child care services and the burden of unpaid housework prevent women from developing their skills and from generating an income, according to a recent UN Women gender assessment of agriculture and local development systems in rural Georgia.
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Offering advice on the job market, agriculture and land laws, the innovative “one-stop shop” model has already helped more than 10,000 women and men, in Moldova’s countryside.
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More than 100 participants from four districts of Moldova: Ungheni, Singerei, Telenesti and Nisporeni, including deputy Presidents of District Councils, mayors and service providers, attended the workshops organized by UN Women Programme “Women’s Economic Empowerment” (WEE) during the period of July 31 - August 10 in Vadul-lui-Voda.
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Information about safe, healthy employment can be scarce for Moldova's women, especially for those living in its large rural areas. Many women still work in the informal sector and rely heavily on their families and their husbands for physical and financial security. For many, information about their land rights or social entitlements can be equally elusive, leading to a host of vulnerabilities, and inequalities.