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Call for Proposals for civil society organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, February 21, 2020

UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that have experience working on issues of gender equality, women’s rights and/or combating violence against women to submit project proposals.

Peacebuilding is placed in women's hands through new initiative in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Friday, February 14, 2020

Empowering women living along contentious parts of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with new knowledge, skills and business acumen is bringing civilians from both countries together where land disputes and resources feuds have regularly fueled longstanding tensions.

3 Calls for Proposals: Under the Serbia component of the Regional Programme on Ending Violence against Women in Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

UN Women Office in Serbia is announcing three Calls for Proposals under the Serbia 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 Serbia to submit the proposals.

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Monday, February 10, 2020

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on everyone to harness the power of innovation and technology as drivers of change, and work together to empower all women and girls across the science fields. 

Take Five: “Stereotypes shape our interactions with others and with the world”

Thursday, February 6, 2020

WFE is implementing an innovative behavioural change campaign in Elbasan, central Albania, aimed at ending violence against women as part of the Gender Lab, a regionwide initiative of the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.

Expert’s Take: To change people’s behaviour, connect with them first

Thursday, February 6, 2020

When it comes to advancing gender equality and improving the lives of women and girls, we often hope to create positive changes in people’s behaviour. This might include stopping harmful practices, such as domestic violence, or starting positive practices, like encouraging girls to attend and excel in school.

Innovative campaign contributes to increased reporting rates of violence in Kosovo

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Reporting rates to the police of incidents of Reporting rates to the police of incidents of violence against women have increased by 20 per cent since the launch of an innovative campaign aiming to involve the public in preventing violence against women.

No longer hidden: Survivors of violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina end their silence

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Women survivors of violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina are breaking the stigma around violence against women by sharing their experiences with other survivors and the community at large.

Home is the most dangerous place for women, new study in Serbia shows

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

According to the study, more than 74 per cent of femicides in Serbia take place in the family or are committed by intimate partners. The study concludes that home remains the most dangerous place for women, with 68 per cent of femicides taking place in the home of the victim and/or the perpetrator.

Serbian youth take the lead in promoting healthy relationship behaviours

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Youth ambassadors in Serbia harnessed their creativity and acting skills to produce a video on changing harmful attitudes in relationships. The students are part of the Youth Ambassadors for Ending Violence against Women, a campaign implemented by the Center of Modern Skills under the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.

New comic book redraws the issue of ‘bride kidnapping’ in Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

On 12 November 2019, the comic book Kalys was presented in the Kyrgyz State Art Museum during the Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan Festival with a reading, discussion and interactive creative session, bringing to light ways of tackling the problem of ‘bride kidnapping’.

Call for Proposal: Women’s Economic Empowerment

Monday, January 27, 2020

UN Women Office in Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) that have gender equality, women’s rights and/or antidiscrimination set as one of the organization’s goals in Statute to submit proposals for providing requirements as defined in the Call for Proposals document. This Call for Proposals is launched in support of women’s economic empowerment, under the “Support to Priority Actions for Gender Equality in Serbia” Project.

Call for Proposal: Redistribution of unpaid care work

Friday, January 24, 2020

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women Gender Responsive Governance Programme “Redistribution of unpaid care work”, funded by UK Good Governance Fund.

In lead up to Generation Equality Forum, Action Coalition themes announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Today, UN Women, together with feminists across the world, and the Governments of Mexico and France, announced the Action Coalition themes for the Generation Equality Forum to be held in Mexico City and Paris this year.

From where I stand: “We’re promoting women’s participation in community development and peace-building”

Monday, January 13, 2020

Davbekova Ashyrgul, 49, is the leader of a self-help group in a village on the disputed Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border. Her group promotes participation of women in community development and peace-building processes.

From where I stand: “Expanding economic opportunities of women is key to ensure safety and prosperity”

Monday, January 6, 2020

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.

Seed grants and training boost prospects for Georgian refugee women

Monday, December 23, 2019

The six-day “How to Start a Business” course taught women in Georgia how to generate start-up ideas and validate them, as well as how to build the right team and create a product. They also developed strategic and innovative thinking, and learned about planning and product distribution, financial documentation, business modeling and investment proposals.

Take Five: “As women environmentalists, we are here to prove that women can do anything”

Monday, December 23, 2019

Anastasiya Martynenko is a 33- year-old eco-activist and founder of the NGO o’Zero, which teaches people how to live in an environmentally friendly way. Over time the idea spread, and the now well-known Zero Waste Alliance was born. The Alliance operates in different cities across Ukraine. Last autumn, Martynenko and partners opened the first physical zero waste store in Ukraine.

Sowing the seeds of women’s empowerment in rural Serbia

Thursday, December 19, 2019

By turning her interest for growing rosehip berries into an enterprise, rural woman and single mother, Nada Lojaničić, is building her own business and self-esteem with the help of a UN Women project funded by the European Union.

Marlène Schiappa: “For generations, we have been nominating men just because they are men”

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region. She highlighted why this meeting is key for advancing the gender equality agenda and the priorities for the Generation Equality Forum in 2020, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico.

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