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Statisticians and policymakers learn to better measure women’s unpaid work

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.’

International Conference in Skopje calls for greater recognition of women’s powerful peace-building role in the Western Balkans

Friday, November 29, 2019

(Skopje, 28 November 2019) – Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25), the Regional Women’s Lobby in Southeast Europe (RWLSEE) and UN Women held an International Conference in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, as part of a Swedish Government supported initiative aimed at supporting peace-building efforts in Kosovo and the entire Western Balkans region.

In the words of Yana Panfilova: “You can talk about HIV a lot, but a personal example is what can really change people’s attitude”

Friday, November 29, 2019

Yana Panfilova, 22, is a Ukrainian HIV positive activist and co-founder as well as chairwoman of Teenergizer, an organization that supports and advocates for the rights of HIV positive youth in Europe and Central Asia (Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia). She was also nominated as a heroine for UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign in Ukraine.  

SADA Women’s Cooperative ranks among the top 10 projects at the Paris Peace Forum

Friday, November 29, 2019

Founded by Turkish, Syrian and Afghan women, the SADA Women’s Cooperative has been selected as one of the most successful 10 projects out of 100 at the Paris Peace Forum that took place from 11-13 November.

UN Women urges to ‘Light the Dark’ to end violence against women

Thursday, November 28, 2019

UN Women in Turkey draws attention to violence against women and girls in public spaces with the “Light the Dark” campaign during 16 Days of Activism.

First open-air lighting installation exhibition opened in Ankara to say no to violence against women

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Turkey’s first public open-air lighting installation exhibition opened to visitors in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, to call for a world free from violence against women and girls. Organized by UN Women, in collaboration with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Çankaya Municipality and the Embassy of Sweden in Turkey, ‘Light the Dark’ lighting installation exhibition uses lighting designs to draw attention to different forms of violence against women.

Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women until 10 December, Human Rights Day, multiple events across the region, such as marches, art installations, theater plays and sports activities will be organized as part of the UN System-wide initiatives for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, to urge actions to end this scourge that impacts one in three women worldwide.

North Macedonia kicks off 16 Days of Activism

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Government of North Macedonia, the Delegation of the EU, the OSCE Mission to Skopje, UN agencies and civil society organizations have joined forces to mark the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign with an influential launch event on 25 November, which took place at the park of the Woman Fighter in Skopje, the capital.

Tajikistan goes orange during 16 Days of Activism

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

To mark the opening of 16 Days of Activism, UN agencies, civil society organizations, private sector and government partners in Tajikistan came together to show their commitment to defending the rights of women and girls.

From where I stand: “I don’t want to marry off my daughter at an early age – I want her to attend school”

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Olena Halkanova fled her home in the city of Pervomaisk after the start of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Now living on the contact line between government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk region, she has become a community mobilizer after UN Women-led training.

State institutions and civil society join forces to implement CEDAW recommendations in Serbia

Thursday, November 21, 2019

State institutions and civil society join forces to implement CEDAW recommendations in Serbia

Take five: “If fathers are more aware of gender inequality, they are less prone to discriminate between boys and girls”

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hasan Deniz is Fatherhood Programs Director for Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV), a civil society organization in Turkey that designs and conducts educational programmes for children, parents, and young women in need across the country. AÇEV is currently implementing a project on innovative strategies that promote favourable attitudes and behaviours towards gender equality and ending violence against women under the framework of the EU-UN Women regional programme...

In the words of Daria Andrieieva: “Violence against women is not a distant problem, but something that everyone can and should address.”

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daria Andrieieva is a feminist activist working to address gender-based violence in Ukraine. For over three years she has been conducting workshops and lectures on consent culture and bystander intervention. During the 16 Days of Activism campaign, with the theme “#GenerationEquality stands against rape”, she is supporting UN Women to engage younger audiences on consent culture.

Roma mediators build a bridge between the Roma community and public institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, November 21, 2019

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a family of Roma activists help Roma community members in Prnjavor and surrounding municipalities in the north to become aware of their rights and access services from public institutions, including in cases of domestic violence.

Report on discrimination and violence against Roma women in the Balkans reveals devastating statistics, calls for urgent action

Thursday, November 21, 2019

On 19 September, the Roma Women Center BIBIJA officially presented the Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence in Belgrade.

Domestic violence shelter in Montenegro uses art to heal survivor trauma

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Residents of Women’s Safe House, a domestic violence shelter in Montenegro, reduce stress and practice creativity through art-based occupational workshops organized by the shelter.

Take Five: “We should not tolerate any violence and should not be bullied into silence”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Anna Ryl heads the anti-trafficking foundation, Korgau Astana, in Kazakhstan, supporting women and children in difficult situations. Started in 2009, her foundation also ran the first shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the county’s capital, Nur-Sultan, providing free legal and psychological services for survivors. Today, the organization has the branches in all regional centers nationwide.

UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

In her message for International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape".

I am Generation Equality: Fatmira Dajlani, child marriage survivor and activist

Monday, November 18, 2019

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. Fatmira Dajlani has been working as an activist for 14 years in Albania and is leading “Roma Gateway for Integration” organization in Fushe Kruje.

I am Generation Equality: “I am a child born out of wartime rape”

Monday, November 18, 2019

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. Ajna Jusić, 26 years old, is the President of the Forgotten Children of War Association, a psychologist and a feminist from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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