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From 23 to 25 May, Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and Alia El-Yassir, Director of the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, paid their first official visit to Georgia. The purpose of the visit was to become acquainted with and deepen the long-term cooperation that connects UN Women with the country’s legislative and executive branches in a variety of directions.
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UN Women Turkey invites women’s rights/women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs legally registered and operating in Turkey to submit project proposals under this Call for Proposals within the framework of the “Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey” (short name- ‘Strong Civic Space for Gender Equality’) project.
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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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In line with the G20 Agenda for 2021 and following up on the G20 EMPOWER second plenary session, which took place in May 2021, both chaired by Italy, UN Women in Kosovo, the Embassy of Italy in Pristina and the Ministry of Justice organized a joint event aimed at addressing the needs of survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in all COVID-19 economic recovery plans.
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The Generation Equality Forum Paris concluded today with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments and launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. The Forum’s bold, action-oriented agenda will be under-written by nearly USD 40 billion of confirmed investments as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, philanthropy, civil society, youth organizations and the private sector.
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To support ending violence against women, Georgia national rugby team, the Lelos, will wear the UN Women logo on their jerseys when they play current World Champions South Africa team in July.
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UN Women in Turkey invites women’s rights/women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs legally registered and operating in Turkey to submit project proposals under this Call for Proposals to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey.
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The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment.
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Eighteen new organizations have stepped up to steer Generation Equality ‘Action Coalitions’ – innovative partnerships of member states, corporations, youth-led, civil society and international organizations and philanthropies, designed to propel a dramatic acceleration in gender equality.
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On 12 September Ukraine formally became a full member of the Biarritz Partnership for Gender Equality, a global coalition championed by the French government aimed at achieving the full empowerment of girls and women around the world.
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The Spotlight Initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic allocates USD 200 000 to help address the issue of increased violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. It aims to cover urgent needs of women and girls, affected by violence or at risk of violence in the current circumstances.
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UN Women Turkey is partnering with the business community and other UN agencies to conduct employers’ survey. The objective of this survey is to help the businesses understand gender dimensions of COVID-19 and better serve the needs of employees.
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Call for Proposal under the Kosovo component of the Regional Programme “Ending Violence Against Women in Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing norms, Changing minds”, and invites the civil society organizations legally registered and operating in Kosovo to submit the proposals.
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Sweden offers additional financial support to UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina towards advancing gender equality and empowerment of women.
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Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better.
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Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
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The Government of Ukraine and UN Women signed the Host Country Agreement, which elevates the status of UN Women to a Country Office in Ukraine. This will also allow to broaden and deepen the partnership on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine.
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UN Women, with a delegation led by its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, are taking part in the  European Development Days , Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, from 5-6 June in Brussels. The event gathers every year more than 6,000 participants from over 140 countries. The overarching theme of the 12 edition of the forum will be "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest".
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Lilia Kulish is a school principal and a deputy at the local council in Mykolayivka, a small town of about 14,900 people (60% women) in conflict-affected Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. The school became a shelter for people trying to escape the conflict in the summer of 2014 when anti-government armed groups seized some parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine, prompting the Government to launch an anti-terrorist operation. As a deputy in the council, Kulish advocates for the inclusion of women in decision-making.
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The Government of Sweden extended its financial support towards UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova for 2018-2020, to continue advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the country. This extended agreement of SEK 25,8 million (equivalent to USD 3,25 million) is Sweden’s second contribution to UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova