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Statement on Afghanistan by Ms. Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022
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UN Women statement for International Youth Day, 12 August 2022
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With early and forced marriage rates on the decline in rural areas of Türkiye, there is no let-up in efforts to finally end these practices. Comprehensive training sessions, supported by UN Women and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Family and Social Services, boosted the efforts of more than 100 experts, officials, civil society representatives and other professionals working in 21 provinces across the country.
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Ayşe Yorgancıoğlu is an academician based in Istanbul. She is also a gender equality advocate and a member of the ‘SES Equality, Justice, Women Platform’, a civil society organization (CSO) that aims to support equality and solidarity values. Yorgancıoğlu attended the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) held in New York in July 2022, with the support of UN Women Türkiye.
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Mileva Malešić is the Founder and President of the Managing Board of Women's Forum Prijepolje, non-governmental organization aimed at improving gender equality and the position of women. She has been a journalist and activist for women's rights for more than 20 years. She also established the Television Forum, a civil society media and webpage Forum INFO portal, primarily reporting on women’s rights and gender equality. From May 2021 to May 2022, Women’s Forum Prijepolje implemented the UN Women project, Improved safety of women in Serbia, which is funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade. This effort is aimed at improving the position of rural women and fighting gender-based violence.
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UN Women Türkiye has launched the Purple Map, a gender-responsive interactive tool, in two major cities in the country so far. Launched in Ankara in 2021, the Map is now also available in Eskişehir, a city in Türkiye’s northwest. The Map, which is an easy-to-use guide that shows women’s centres, social assistance opportunities, and day-care centres, aims to make the city safer and its services more equal for women.
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UN Women organized a five-day “Gender and Economics” training in Tirana between 4-8 July 2022. Representatives from state institutions, ministries of finance, national gender machineries, and experts from countries and territories of Western Balkans acquired advanced knowledge on the theory of feminist economics, application of gender budgeting in the fiscal and macroeconomic policies, gender inequalities in the care economy and the labor market.
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Until recently, there were few women beekeepers in the Republic of Moldova, but there has been a recent buzz in activity. Gradually managing to ‘tame’ the bees and overcome stereotypes, today roughly 8 per cent of the apiaries listed in the country are kept by women. The apiaries belonging to Liza Mămăligă and Cristina Bacaliuc are among that 8 per cent.
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UN Women in Türkiye conducted a workshop on men and boys’ engagement in gender equality for the senior officials of Adana Metropolitan Municipality. Located in the mid-south part of Türkiye, Adana is one of the largest provinces of the country with around 1.8 million habitants, and one of the pilot cities for the implementation of UN Women’s programmes in the country.
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UN Women Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, that have gender equality, women’s rights and/or antidiscrimination set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute and have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on gender equality and/or gender-based violence to submit project proposals.
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One year ago today, the Generation Equality Forum brought together leaders from governments, civil society, youth and the private sector to take bold global action on gender equality, marking the start of an ambitious 5-year journey convened by UN Women.
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One year ago, the Generation Equality Forum brought together leaders from governments, civil society, youth and the private sector to take bold global action on gender equality, marking the start of an ambitious 5-year journey convened by UN Women.
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More than 600 women living in rural areas throughout Serbia are now better equipped to participate in the labour market thanks to a collaboration between UN Women, the European Union and civil society organizations to deliver skills and entrepreneurship training. Closing the employment gap between women and men in Serbia is crucial for achieving equality and training efforts like these are moving this important agenda forward.
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“At Father School, we learn what responsible parenting is,” said Ionat Chintea. “How to educate our children, and how we can combat gender stereotypes that ultimately can lead to violence.” Mr. Chintea is one of over 2,000 men from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine who have already benefited from attending the schools that encourage men to become more involved in childcare.
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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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Working for the empowerment of women in Adana, a southern province of Türkiye, the Housewives Solidarity and Development Association (EVKAD) is such a CSO that benefits from a ‘small grant’ provided by UN Women. Now EVKAD can reach and empower more women than ever before, thanks to its improved technical, digital, and institutional capacity.
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Opening remarks by Sima Bahous, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, to the UN Women Executive Board annual session 2022.
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UN Women Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, that have gender equality, victims rights, women’s rights and/or antidiscrimination set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute and have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on gender equality and/or victims rights and functioning of shelters for victims of GBV to submit project proposals.
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As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled to the Republic of Moldova, looking for a safe shelter. Those involved face many challenges, including maintaining psychological balance. For this reason, many psychologists and psychoterapists have started organizing mental health sessions. One of these specialists is Elena Biceva, President of the Moldovan Association of Gestalt Therapy and Psychodrama, who organizes mental health sessions for public servants involved in refugee crisis response. She explains the role of psychological counselling in crisis situations, as well as how to prevent emotional burnout.
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Larysa Denysenko is a journalist, attorney, human rights activist and co-founder of the Association of Women’s Lawyers of Ukraine “JurFem”. Before the war, Denysenko and JurFem mainly advocated for women’s leadership in legal professions, provided mentorship and supported strategic court cases related to domestic violence and gender-based discrimination. Now, this has extended to representing the interests of those who have survived conflict-related sexual violence allegedly perpetrated by the Russian military in Ukraine.