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In the words of Natasa Medjedovic: “The services of women’s organizations must be treated in the same way as other social and child protection services”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Natasa Medjedovic is the Executive Coordinator at the SOS Hotline Niksic in Montenegro, a civil society organization partner of the UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union. Medjedovic spoke to UN Women about how, despite the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the functioning of women’s organizations and shelters, SOS Hotline Niksic has made every effort to...

A new, first of its kind service provision has proved useful in protecting survivors in Albania

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Woman Forum Elbasan, a local women’s organization, has been trying new ways of collaborating with the police and the courts to provide necessary services to women survivors of violence and their children.

In the words of Marija Risteska: “The recognition of civil society as government’s partner in the process of aligning national laws with the Istanbul Convention is our biggest achievement”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Marija Risteska is the Executive Director of Centre for Research and Policy Making, a civil society organization from North Macedonia, partner of the UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union. Risteska spoke to UN Women about the changes brought by the new law on ending violence against women, adopted in January, and the new amendments to the Criminal Code, yet to be adopted.

Take Five: “It is imperative that all laws are harmonized with the obligations in the Istanbul Convention”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Prior to serving as the Ombudsperson in Kosovo, Naim Qelaj was the National Coordinator against Domestic Violence. A lawyer by profession, Qelaj has been committed to making gender equality a reality throughout his career.

In the words of Svetlana Ilic: “Economic reintegration can improve the lives of Roma women, especially survivors of violence”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Svetlana Ilic is a Roma women’s activist working in BIBIJA Roma Women's Centre, based in Serbia, a partner civil society organization of the UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union. For the last 20 years, Ilic has led the organization of hundreds of workshops on Roma women’s rights to education, health, a life without violence and freedom of choice....

Press Release: Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo to boost hundreds of businesses across Europe and Central Asia

Monday, April 19, 2021

UN Women’s first regional “Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo” in Europe and Central Asia will be held virtually with the participation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries. The Expo aims to support and empower women entrepreneurs during and after COVID-19.

UN Women’s Awake Not Sleeping initiative is reimagining fairy tales to promote gender equality

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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.

Women activists across the Western Balkans emphasize empowering Roma can break them free from violence

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Around 100 Roma women activists, civil society representatives and government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered virtually on International Roma Day to discuss best practices on preventing and responding to violence against Roma women at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against Roma women and girls.”

Take Five: “It’s hard to speak out when you believe no one is there to hear”

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Bojana Jovanovska is a project coordinator at the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (HCHR), one of the most active organizations in promoting the human rights of all vulnerable groups in North Macedonia. For the last five years, the organization has been a partner of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”.

Call for Proposals for civil society organizations in Kosovo to submit project proposals on strengthening capacities of shelters to support survivors of violence, improving capacities of professional staff engaged in service provision, and development of an e-platform for legal aid provision

Monday, April 12, 2021

UN Women Kosovo* is inviting civil society organizations registered in Kosovo, that have experience in preventing and responding to violence against women and gender-based discrimination, to submit project proposals for strengthening capacities of shelters to support women survivors of violence; for strengthening capacities of professional staff engaged in service provision; and to establish an online platform for legal aid provision to survivors of violence, as defined in the Terms of Reference.

Call for Proposals: Enhancement of women’s position in the labour market in Serbia

Monday, April 12, 2021

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 improving the status of women in the labour market and their economic empowerment to submit project proposals.

Take Five: "Private sector must plan a transition and transformation culture to establish equal opportunities for women and men"

Friday, April 9, 2021

Tüpraş, the largest industrial company in Turkey and a supporter of the HeForShe-Fenerbahçe Sports Club partnership, continues to be an exemplary role model for ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment together with UN Women Turkey. General Manager of Tüpraş İbrahim Yelmenoğlu, spoke to UN Women about the private sector’s role and Tüpraş’s roadmap for ensuring equality and women’s empowerment.

Roma women activists take bold action to end violence against women and gender-based discrimination in Roma communities

Thursday, April 8, 2021

On the occasion of International Roma Day, 8 April, UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, launches an interactive map to boost visibility of Roma women’s leadership in preventing and responding to violence against women, and gender-based discrimination. The map features women activists who relentlessly advocate for Roma women’s rights and provide much-needed support and services to Roma women and girls.

From where I stand: “The more Roma women are visible, the more impact they have on society as a whole”

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Christina Bilous is a Roma civic activist. She is also leader of a Self-Help Group in the community of Toretsk, near the frontline in the conflict-affected Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine. As an active community member, Bilous heads up the Roma non-governmental organization, Sumnakuno Petalo, advocating for the rights of Roma women and girls.

Equalcity takes visitors on a journey to equality

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women Turkey launched an online platform, (www.equalcity.org) imagining a city where women are equally represented, have a voice and where equal rights and opportunities are ensured.

Campaigns, discussions, training and more put International Women’s Day in the spotlight in Albania

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A wide range of events across Albania saw celebrities, farmers, journalists, and government officials mark International Women’s Day. Here are the highlights.

An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender-responsive services in Turkey

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

UN Women launched a gender-responsive interactive tool called the Purple Map for the women of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The Map, which is an easy-to-use guide that shows women centres, day care centres and gender-responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, aims to make the city safer for women.

In the words of Blerta Cani: “Empowering young girls and women with disabilities is one of our key missions”

Monday, April 5, 2021

After participating as a key speaker at the webinar “Intersectional solutions to eliminate violence against women and girls living with disabilities,” organized within the regional UN Women programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union, Cani spoke to UN Women about how the organization’s field work is directly informing policy-making and law-development in Albania and what urgent actions are needed to prevent and respond to violence against women with disabilities, especially during the pandemic.

Syrian girls are encouraged to follow their dreams and continue their education

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has put Syrian girls at risk of dropping out of school, especially those who don’t have access to the internet and technological devices, increasing the risk of child, early and forced marriage.

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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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