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This year, the 2022 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, UN's key platform for policy debate, exchange of good practices and peer learning on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region, is taking place between 6 - 7 April 2022 in a hybrid format under the "Building Back Better from COVID-19" theme.
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International Women’s Day in 2022 celebrates the dedicated women activists who are stepping up to save the planet. UN Women presents their stories of climate courage and environmental action through a collaboration with illustrators across the Europe and Central Asia region. Read and be inspired...
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The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.
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On 6 October, feminists and women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus are coming together in a virtual consultation to assess the progress achieved towards commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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New regional report launched by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia tracks incremental progress in gender equality and women’s rights, shows rampant inequalities.
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Today marks the official launch of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Regional Office Innovation Labs for Gender Equality (ILGE).
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Blerta Cela, UN Women Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, talks about the gender inequalities that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated.
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Ms Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, recently attended and co-chaired the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She highlighted the meeting’s critical importance for advancing gender equality and promoting women’s rights.
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Sehnaz Kiymaz Bahceci is the representative of the Women for Women’s Human Rights `New ways`, which aims to promote women's human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey. In her interview, Ms. Bahceci speaks about the key takeaways from the events and why governments need to stand up behind their commitments towards gender equality.
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Pip Gardner is a women’s rights activist with a focus on sustainable development. Currently the Project Coordinator and Communications Manager for Woodcraft Folk – a co-operative youth movement in the United Kingdom (UK), Gardner is also a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Task Force and attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region.
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Natasha Dokovska Spirovska has been a journalist for more than 30 years in North Macedonia. In the last 10 years she has also worked as a civil society activist for gender equality and women’s rights. She has represented Journalists for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization from North Macedonia during the Civil Society Forum and Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting in Geneva, which took place from 28-30 October 2019.
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Ilayda Eskitaşçioğlu, 26, is a human rights lawyer and a member of the Beijing+25 Global Youth Task Force from Turkey. She is a Ph.D. student in International Human Rights Law and founder of the NGO “We need to talk”, aimed at fighting stigma around menstruation for rural women in Turkey and to provide access to sanitary materials. She attended the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting, which took place from 29-30 October 2019.
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More than 40 practitioners from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Bangladesh and Senegal met to strengthen their skills to measure how men and women spend their time, to better inform policies that address women’s unpaid care and domestic work, at a recent workshop on ‘Time use surveys: Data collection methods and concepts.’
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From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia called for the urgent realization of women’s and girl’s human rights and for turning the commitments to gender equality into reality.
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A diverse group of 450 women’s rights activists from 48 different countries in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region came together at the Beijing+25 regional civil society forum, in Geneva, Switzerland, to call for urgent action on gender equality and speak out about the structural barriers that prevent women and girls from fully enjoying their rights.
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Professor Yakın Ertürk, based in Ankara, is a researcher and retired professor of Sociology, with academic interests in human rights, gender equality, violence against women, and conflict and peace. During the Special Session of the General Assembly on Beijing +5 in 2000, she was the Director of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women.
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From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, more than 700 key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will gather in Geneva on 29-30 October 2019 to review the progress made on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for gender equality and women’s rights, adopted almost 25 years ago.
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Professor Jasna Bakšić Muftić was part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina delegation at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. She was a member of the civil society organization MAK Bosanka and a law expert and activist who spoke out for women’s rights. Ms. Bakšić Muftić shares her views on the importance of the Beijing Declaration and what is still needed to achieve gender equality by 2030.
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On International Day for the Girl Child, a visually compelling art mural stamps young women’s dreams and hopes on Pristina’s walls.
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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