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Mergita Hoti is a 24-year-old Roma entrepreneur on a mission to empower young girls from her community to follow their dreams. She specializes in photography and videography and believes that her profession allows her to best express herself, share her perspective on everyday matters and become the voice of other people.
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In the innovate new online game “Who should be responsible for household chores?”, created by the UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan issues of the inequality of unpaid care and domestic work are addressed. According to the latest data (Assessing the lights and shadows of COVID-19: A gender analysis of pandemic-related impacts on women and girls in Europe and Central Asia), women in Central Asia spent 2.5 times more time on unpaid care work than men.
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Sena Dik is a 21-year-old who is studying public relations in Turkey, Istanbul. On her YouTube channel Besedi, she shares daily-life vlogs, how-to videos, and vegan recipes. As a part of International Youth Day, she is sharing her opinions and concerns about animal welfare, climate change and advocacy.
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To map out media practices and assess the overall quality of reporting on violence against women and girls on social media, UN Women joined forces with the BeFem non-governmental organization (NGO) to conduct an analysis entitled, ‘Bad as usual, in unusual times’ with the support of Norwegian embassy in Belgrade.
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Starting out with a feminist meme page six years ago, Hana Curak is a 26-year-old feminist from Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, she is a sociology researcher in Berlin, at the Freie University, and works as a consultant developing her own political education & media start-up, Witch Media.
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Alina Andronache, an activist and vlogger for gender equality, remembers what started her on the path to a life of activism. Although she was raised in a family where her parents believed in gender equality and gave her the same education as her brother, as Alina grew up she began to understand that society had a different point of view on the matter.
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Journalists, bloggers and media representatives working in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are invited to submit their gender-sensitive reports (articles, blogs, stories etc.) on a variety of topics and make their own contribution to eliminate gender stereotypes and promote gender equality in Ukraine!
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Women politicians in Moldova improve their social media skills and presence to put them in closer touch with their constituents – and increase the impact of their gender-positive messaging.
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From 17 to 21 December 2012 a training seminar on Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) was held at the Regional GRB Centre of Excellence for CIS countries at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA), Moscow. Twenty-two civil servants and teachers from the National Academies of Public Administration in 7 CIS countries took part: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Ukraine.