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Nilgun Binışık has been the principal of the Fenerbahce College’s Primary School and Kindergarten for four years. After participating in gender equality seminars organized by UN Women under the HeForShe movement – Fenerbahce Sports Club collaboration, she was inspired to become a change leader for gender equality and raise awareness about the issue among young people. Under the leadership of change leaders including Nilgün Binışık , a Gender Equality Education Programme was launched at Fenerbahce College, to spread a culture of equality in the school and beyond.
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A combination of different fears mean many Syrian families are hesitant to send their girls to higher education institutions. Most commonly these fears are language barriers, economic challenges and social norms. Sisters Rama and Ariç Mohamad have overcome all obstacles and attended university. Now they have become a symbol of persistence in challenging social norms and lead their peers on the way to empowerment.
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Taking on the greatest challenges currently facing the global community will mean harnessing all talent. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the critically important climate crisis, the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls in the science and technology communities is more important than ever.
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Nino Enukidze, the rector of Business and Technology University, is 35 years old. With her direct participation, the university became a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles in 2019, and to support the involvement of girls in technology, she launched the initiative “Coding School for Women”. With its support, more than 2,500 girls have been trained in technological professions, with 75 per cent of them employed in the industry.
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Raisa Buga has been an educator for 32 years and is currently a geography teacher and the principal of the Dimitrie Cantemir High School in Cornesti town of Ungheni district in Moldova. Being a longstanding local resident, she has always strived to promote gender equality in her community, educating several generations in the spirit of equality and mutual respect.
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To achieve greater involvement of women with disabilities in all spheres of social life, the first “Leadership Academy for Women with Disabilities” was established by UN Women Serbia and a network of civil society organizations working on the gender dimensions of disability “...Out of the Circle-Serbia”. The Academy sought to increase the knowledge and skills of young women with disabilities and activists from different cities to influence public policies related to women’s rights in Serbia.
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UN Women’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia launches its new creative writing initiative, "Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation", which aims to change the way societies think about women's and girls’ roles, human potential and rights by rewriting and reimagining fairy tales.
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Spotlight Initiative regional programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan will identify potential Responsible Parties that will build capacity of a CSO on requirements for grant-making procedures and provide technical support to develop strategies for resource mobilization and use of alternative funding mechanisms.
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Hundreds of Serbian girls aged 13–14 are innovating with information technology (IT), inspiring more girls to use these tools to solve problems and pursue IT careers, which are generally regarded as a ‘boys club’.  At a young age, girls in Serbia are often told that innovation and technology are inappropriate for girls.  To tear down such stereotypes, UN Women in Serbia is supporting the “Catch the idea” competition, which is organized annually by...
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UN Women's HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality is going on a University Tour, which will feature five universities in Ukraine. The HeForShe University Tour has already taken place in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Thailand. After the Tours, HeForShe clubs were created at universities — places where youth who care about gender equality are concentrated and where discussions on the issue are happening. From September 16–29, Ukrainian students and teachers will talk about stereotypes, sexism, discrimination and violence.
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UN Women in Kazakhstan launched a new project to strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills of young women from East Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda regions with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
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Ivanna Levchenko is a second-year student at the Kyiv National University of Economics. Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement in Ukraine launched the HeForShe University Tour to understand the priorities of students and the youth. The tour aims to listen and learn from students about the issues and opportunities they see when it comes to achieving gender equality. As part of the tour, Ukrainian students share their views on stereotypes and the path to gender equality.
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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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At least 3,000 high school students across Kyrgyzstan have strengthened their knowledge of gender equality, non-discrimination and other civic issues thanks to a series of TV and video lessons piloted by UN Women and partners.
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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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The UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia is continuing to roll out its new creative writing initiative, ‘Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation’, which aims to support fresh, creative dialogue to change the way societies think about women and girls’ roles, human potential and rights by rewriting and reimagining popular fairy tales.
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Twenty young women from non-majority communities gathered in the Kosovo Assembly to listen to inspirational speeches and see their art works exhibited on International Women’s Day (8 March) this year.
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Students from Afghanistan, who are studying in Uzbekistan, participated in a UN Women-organized training on entrepreneurship and business skills to increase their employment opportunities after graduation.
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UN Women and the British Embassy have distributed 190 laptops to young women and girls from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities to facilitate their online learning and prevent school dropouts.
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2nd year student of International Relations at National university of Kyiv-Mohyla, Daria Sholomitska from Ukraine talks about gender equality in universities and how HeForShe can help.