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Take five: “While everyone is silent, nothing can happen”

Friday, October 18, 2019

Natalia Nalimova, from Tiraspol in eastern Moldova, works for the NGO, Healthy Future, which assists HIV-positive persons. Ms. Nalimova is also a “Positive Champion” who has publicly told her personal story as part of the “Positive Deviance” project, supported by the Initiativa Positiva NGO, UN Women Moldova and the Government of Denmark. The initiative helps women to overcome violence and advance the rights of women and men in Moldova. She shares her perspectives on Beijing +25.

Take five: “Thanks to the Beijing Declaration, violence against women is discussed openly and is no longer solely a private, family issue”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Professor Jasna Bakšić Muftić was part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina delegation at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. She was a member of the civil society organization MAK Bosanka and a law expert and activist who spoke out for women’s rights. Ms. Bakšić Muftić shares her views on the importance of the Beijing Declaration and what is still needed to achieve gender equality by 2030.

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day of Rural Women

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The lives and livelihoods of rural women and girls, including indigenous women and girls, are deeply affected by industrial agriculture, extractive industries, and dependency on fossil fuels. The dire consequences of these have been unequivocally demonstrated in the past decades, affecting economies, societies, cultures, and the global environment and climate.

In the words of Andriana Susak-Arekhta: “Only I get to decide what my life should be. I was born free, I am free, and I will die free”

Monday, October 14, 2019

A military veteran and civil society activist Andriana Susak-Arekhta, 31, from Ukraine, reveals the emergence of the women’s veteran movement in Ukraine. Andriana is an advocate for women’s rights in the military and involved in the women’s veteran movement.

From where I stand: “We must start by uniting the people because together we’re stronger”

Friday, October 11, 2019

Natalia Slavinskaia, 42, is a community mobilizer from Komysh-Zorya, a small village in the conflict-affected Zaporizhzhia region, south-east Ukraine.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

In her statement for International Day of the Girl on 11 October, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stands with young women and girls around the world who are asserting their rights and calling for the future they want

Ask an activist: What is your message to the new generation of women and men activists?

Friday, October 11, 2019

Savka Todorovska from Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, was a participant at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. At the time, she was acting President of the National Council for Gender Equality, a national network of more than 100 independent organizations and women's groups that foster discussions on women’s needs and issues. Currently the president of the same Council and with almost 28 years of non-governmental experience, she shares with UN Women what it takes to be a women`s rights activist and offers ideas for the new generation of activists.

I am Generation Equality: Anna Lavreniuk, student leader and opinion shaper

Thursday, October 10, 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

I am Generation Equality: Yuna Korosteleva, journalist amplifying women’s voices

Thursday, October 10, 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.

Take five: “Gender equality means to empower women and girls with opportunities to reach their potential”

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Leila Makhmudova, a young feminist, 26, freelancer and social activist from Almaty, Kazakhstan, works on women empowerment and inclusion projects. She shares her views on promoting gender equality, where we are on women`s rights and why having economically empowered women and girls is important for a country.

Regional forum puts forth solutions to end violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Key governmental, regional, and civil society leaders came together in a regional forum in Tirana to commit their efforts and discuss progress toward the elimination of violence against women in the region.

Ask an activist: Why was there a need to adopt the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action?

Monday, October 7, 2019

Marina Tabukashvili is Head of Georgia’s Taso Foundation, the National Women`s Fund and the Memory Research Center. She tells us why the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda to empower women and girls, was adopted in 1995, and discusses what prevents women from realizing their rights today.

In the words of Beyza Nur Azizoğlu: “I feel very lucky to work with refugee women despite all the challenges”

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Beyza Nur Azizoğlu, a young lawyer, works at the SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep (SADA) in Turkey near the border with Syria. Supported by UN Women and funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (the EU “Madad” Fund) and the Government of Japan, SADA supports the empowerment of refugee and host community women, and their engagement in social activities as well as integration into the labour force. It is managed by the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (SGDD-ASAM). At SADA, Beyza helps refugee women and girls by combatting cases of gender-based violence and child, early and forced marriages.

Take five: “Time has come for women to have more power”

Friday, October 4, 2019

The former Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo and past chief negotiator in the Brussels Dialogue, Edita Tahiri is currently Chair of the Regional Women’s Lobby for Justice Peace and Security in South-Eastern Europe (RWLSEE). A participant at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, she witnessed the moment when a visionary agenda for women`s rights was adopted. In this interview, Edita Tahiri discusses women in power and decision-making, an area of concern included in the Beijing Declaration.

North Macedonia hosts third sub-regional consultation on 25 years of commitments to gender equality

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Skopje, 2 October 2019 – Around 60 Representatives from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered in Skopje, the Republic of North Macedonia, to discuss common achievements and challenges encountered in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This Beijing+25 Sub-Regional Expert Consultation is the third in a series across Europe and Central Asia region that will contribute to the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting at the end of this month in Geneva.

In the words of Milesa Milinkovic: “We need to be supportive in activism for the rights of women with disabilities”

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Milesa Milinkovic, 42, is a vocal advocate for the rights of women with disabilities. Director of Seize the Film, an international film festival in Serbia that features movies on persons with disabilities, Milesa is also a mentor in the UN Women-supported project, Autonomy, Voice and Participation of Women with Disabilities.

Take five: “It’s time for the new generation of activists to dare and act!”

Friday, September 27, 2019

Altyngul Zhanlynbekovna Kozhogeldieva, 32, heads the National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan (NFFCK). An activist fighting against child marriage since she was 14, she believes that barriers remain in achieving equality between boys and girls. In this interview, Ms. Altyngul Kozhogeldieva discusses what’s changed in gender equality and under-age marriages in Kyrgyzstan since Beijing 1995, warns of the dangers of poor implementation and radicalization, and calls on the next generation to step up.

Where does Kyrgyzstan stand on gender statistics

Friday, September 27, 2019

On 25 September 2019, the National Statistical Committee, line ministries, civil society activists and academics in Kyrgyzstan joined a new assessment exercise launched by UN Women and Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS 21) to identify challenges of planning, producing and using gender data that can show the differences in the lived experiences of women and men.

1,000 Syrian and Turkish women will benefit from social and economic support in southeastern Turkey

Thursday, September 26, 2019

1,000 Syrian refugee and Turkish women will gain improved protection and livelihood opportunities through a new UN Women initiative launched on 25 September 2019, in Şanlıurfa, southeastern Turkey.

From the war in Syria to top 100 of Paris

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ümmühan, Hadice, and Zukaa are among the 50 women of the SADA Women’s Cooperative, set up in March 2019 by Syrian, Turkish and Afghan women in Gaziantep. Currently active in three sectors, the cooperative produces shoe-leather bags, does catering and makes home textiles. After only three months in operation, the Paris Peace Forum selected the Cooperative as one of the most successful 100 initiatives in the field of economic inclusion.

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