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Kyrgyzstan is one of the most remittance-dependent countries in the world, with a recent UN report revealing that 800,000 to 1 million of the country’s 6.6 million citizens work abroad on a regular basis. Around half are women (with estimates ranging from 40–53 per cent). To address outflow migration challenges at the community level, from 2019–2021, UN Women, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly implemented a project funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. It sought to change harmful gender stereotypes, especially among women migrants and their families, and support the participation of women and girls in inclusive community development. By helping women explore their strengths and realize their business ideas, the project created livelihood options in areas with high migration outflows. Three beneficiaries shared their stories with UN Women on how the project changed their lives for the better.
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More than 100 department heads from 25 line ministries, central public institutions and organizations participated in a series of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) seminars hosted by UN Women and the Ministry of Family and Social Services (MoFSS) in Ankara during the first two weeks of October 2021. The aim was to raise awareness on gender-responsive planning and budgeting and to develop practices accordingly.
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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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UN Women Turkey conducted a two-day workshop with the members of parliament (MPs) of the Turkey Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission between 23–24 October 2021. The workshop provided fruitful discussions on advancing women’s empowerment in Turkey through gender responsive policy, legislation, and budgeting
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With UN Women’s support, the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS) has developed an online course designed to boost the knowledge about gender equality amongst municipal government officials across South East Europe (SEE). Offered on the Network’s E-Academy, the course helps officials to integrate gender issues into policy and budget-making processes and, ultimately, to deliver on the local governments’ gender equality commitments.
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Muslima Sobirova has gone from an abusive relationship to master her own destiny with a little help from the “Communities resilient to violent ideologies” project, implemented by UN Women and funded by the Peacebuilding Fund. She is among the 240 women and girls from vulnerable settings the project supported in changing their perspectives, gaining confidence and developing new skills. Some of these women are now using their skills to keep their communities safe from COVID-19.
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Despite stay-at-home measures and periodic lockdowns, Syrian and Turkish women are selling handcrafts and other products online, thanks to coding, computer literacy and Internet marketing skills they learned at Multi-Purpose Community Centres.
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24-year-old Kursanali kyzy Begimai is the leader of a self-help group in a village on the disputed Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border. Running a profitable agro-business and conflict-resolution initiatives, her group is now an example to other community members in the village.
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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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Syrian refugee women from Gaziantep shared their experiences, insights and recommendations as part of the preparation for the first Global Refugee Forum.
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Eye opening, inspiring and confronting is how some university students describe their chance to explore gender portrayal in the media during a recent UN Women organized training in Turkey. The training, which involved nearly 100 students, is the first of several planned for 2020 across the country.
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1,000 Syrian refugee and Turkish women will gain improved protection and livelihood opportunities through a new UN Women initiative launched on 25 September 2019, in Şanlıurfa, southeastern Turkey.
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UN Women organized an “Advocacy Bootcamp” for 30 young women to create connections for future networking and sharpen their advocacy skills through training, inspirational lectures and peer learning.
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More than 1,000 women are learning new skills through an online platform supported by the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies and UN Women, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden. The programme trains young women for ICT careers as front-end developers and technology creators.
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Spartak Kosta is a third-year journalism student at the University of History and Philology in Tirana, Albania. He was among the first group of students to take a new university course on the reporting of trafficking of women and girls. The educational course was developed at the recommendation of a UN Women monitoring report. The study finds that journalists often write shallow trafficking stories that lack deep analysis and use unethical language with regards to victims.
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UN Women-organized five-day training course, which was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, UNDP and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health. The training course was designed for patrol, district and juvenile prevention officers.
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A UN Women-supported summer school teaches Roma women and men about gender equality and their rights, and helps them set up projects to fight gender and ethnic stereotyping.
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Government ministry and agency representatives meet to increased their gender equality knowledge, review international commitments and promote women’s empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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In Bosnia and Herzegovina, young women learn how to code and programme their way to future careers in IT and science, thanks to IT Girls, a UN Women-supported joint UN initiative.
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A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households.