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Involved fathers mean happier families

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Supporting fathers and encouraging men to become more involved in daily childcare is one of the goals of the EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence, an EU-funded project jointly implemented by UN Women and UNFPA in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Call for Proposals: Civil society organizations to raise awareness and confidence of rural women in Serbia

Friday, June 18, 2021

UN Women Serbia is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) registered in Serbia, with experience in working on combating violence against women and girls to submit project proposals. Proposals should focus on raising awareness and confidence of rural women about the measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination, under the project ¨Improved Safety of Women in Serbia”.

Take Five: “There should not be an end to the efforts for achieving human rights”

Friday, June 18, 2021

Kalina Maleska is a writer from North Macedonia contributing to the Awake Not Sleeping: Fairy tales for a new generation initiative. Her works include three collections of short stories, two novels, a play, a children’s book, and a study of contemporary literature. Her stories, as well as articles on literary theory and criticism, have been published in various journals and anthologies in North Macedonia and abroad. Her story ‘A Different Kind of Weapon’ is part of the anthology Best European Fiction 2018. Maleska teaches English and American literature at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje.

In the words of Esther Obi: “My parents experienced racism in the 70s. I experienced some – I felt it in my skin. I want my children to not even know what racism is”

Friday, June 18, 2021

Esther Obi is a United Kingdom (UK) citizen who is now based in Zurich, Switzerland where she works as a writer and freelance journalist. She is one of authors contributing to  UN Women’s Awake Not Sleeping fairy tales initiative . She is also an anti-racism advocate and activist dedicated to abolishing the various stigmas that black people, and black women in particular, face in society. She is developing a digital documentary about the lives of young, black professionals living in...

UN Women continues supporting women’s leadership in politics and business

Thursday, June 17, 2021

UN Women is launching a three-year project to advance women’s leadership and participation in political decision-making as well as the private sector in Turkey. The project is possible with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

UN Women campaign highlights the media’s role in promoting gender equality in Kosovo

Thursday, June 17, 2021

UN Women and the Association of Journalists of Kosovo have trained 20 journalists and 25 university students to accurately report on Gender Responsive Budgeting, as a legal mechanism in Kosovo to achieve gender equality.

Call for Applications: Small Grants for Women’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Women-Led CSOs under the “Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey” Project

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

UN Women in Turkey plans to award several Small Grants to eligible civil society organizations (CSOs) in the range of USD 2,500 to USD 30,000. Small Grants are intended exclusively to finance a limited range of eligible activities to support the development or strengthening of women’s CSOs and women-led CSOs’ institutional capacities.

Take Five: “Stories are a powerful expression of our souls and crucial to creating human connections.”

Monday, June 14, 2021

Louise Young is a writer, artist and upholder of children’s rights from Scotland. She is one of the writers contributing to the Awake Not Sleeping: Fairy tales for a new generation initiative. Over the past six years, she has worked with children, young people, and women who have experienced domestic abuse and heard them speak about the controlling tactics used by perpetrators. She hopes that readers of her fairy tales become more alert to ‘hidden in plain sight abuse’. And that they call it out and help shape a world where violence against children, women and men is no longer tolerated.

PRESS RELEASE: European Union and UN Women join forces to support civil society in Turkey for advancing women’s rights with € 4,5 million funding

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

UN Women is launching a new three year-long project aiming to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey with the financial support of the European Union. The project will contribute to the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey by enhancing the capacities of and partnership opportunities for civil society organizations working in fields where gender gaps persist, taking into account the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the words of Karyna Starodubtseva: “I am proud of my university, which has resumed its work from scratch so that every student can realize their dreams”

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Karyna Starodubtseva is a Bachelor of Law student at the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Severodonetsk. Karyna as a young feminist leader was nominated to be a voice of students’ community to advocate for a more inclusive and accessible learning environment at her university. She is a passionate and committed activist bridging the gap for youth with diverse background amidst conflict.

In the words of Sofia Maksymenko: “Women in decision-making positions bring their unique knowledge and experiences to the local development processes”

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Women want to be actively engaged in local decision-making processes and they have proved that they can drive positive results when in top political positions, believes Sofia Maksymenko. She is the self-help group leader and newly elected head of Zvanivka, a community in the conflict-affected Donetsk oblast located near the contact line in Ukraine. Sofia is one of the 72 women members of self-help groups from conflict-affected regions in the country who ran in the 2020 local elections.

Rural women can become successful entrepreneurs

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

In the remote villages of Kyrgyzstan, women without an education often find it difficult to gain work. In most cases they have to stay at home or leave to work in other countries, even though there are business opportunities in their local areas. Meet two women who smashed the prevailing stereotypes and became independent entrepreneurs, with the help of the rural women's economic empowerment (RWEE) project.

Statement: Women and girls must be at the heart of the fight for climate justice

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World Environment Day, 5 June 2021

Call for submissions: Participating in training of trainers to support capacity building initiatives in the Western Balkans on gender responsive budgeting

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting public finance management (PFM) experts, gender equality experts, gender responsive budgeting (GRB) experts, members of academia with finance and economic research background to express their interest to participate in the regional training of trainers (ToT) on GRB.

Press Release: Kazakhstan will take part in the global Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Thursday, June 3, 2021

3 June, Nur-Sultan – The Generation Equality Forum, organized under the auspices of UN Women and co-chaired by the Government of France, will take place on 30 June -2 July. The Forum is a civil society-centered, global gathering for gender equality.

I am Generation Equality: Tatiana Chebac, a young lawyer and active promoter of women’s and LGBTQ people’s rights in Moldova

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tatiana Chebac, 28, is a human rights advocate. She works as a lawyer for the Law Center of Lawyers NGO and is the president of another NGO, GENDERDOC-M, which promotes the rights of the LGBTQ community in Moldova.

I am Generation Equality: Manizha, feminist singer and activist fighting domestic violence

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Manizha Sangin, a 29-year-old popular feminist singer, was born in Tajikistan and is now based in Russia. She is also a social activist fighting against gender-based violence and advancing the rights of refugees and migrants.

I am Generation Equality: Aizhan Alymbay kyzy, young chess champion

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Aizhan Alymbai kyzy is a 26-year-old chess champion from Kyrgyzstan. She has been a member of the national team since she was 15 years old, and took the third place in Asian Rapid Chess Championship.

In the words of Jelena Brankov-Čerevicki: “In our region, we saw how success begets success”

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Jelena Brankov-Čerevicki is the Head of Human Resources and Coordinator for Gender Equality of the Municipality of Bečej, a multi-ethnic community in northern Serbia. Under UN Women’s EU-funded project, the Municipality received a small grant to help enhance the position of rural women and generated both State and donor investments worth five times the initial amount. Brankov-Čerevicki is the woman behind this successful endeavour.

In the words of Violetta Rec: “I ignore gender stereotypes because I am convinced that everyone has the right to choose and is not obliged to prove the correctness of their chosen path to anyone”

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Violetta Rec is the Chairperson of the Student Cadet Council at Dnipro State University of Internal Affairs in Ukraine. She talks about gender equality and breaking stereotypes , as a part of the HeForShe University Tour created by UN Women in Ukraine in support of the HeForShe solidarity movement.

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