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Documentary film by Emmy award winning director shines a spotlight on challenges of prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence

Friday, June 28, 2019

Around 200 people filled the Kino Armata in Pristina, Kosovo to watch the documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ directed by Emmy-award winner and human rights activist, Leslie Thomas. The film follows three dedicated lawyers on three continents in their journey towards justice to ensure that sexual violence in conflict is not met with impunity.

Meet the women who want to become the voice of people with special needs from the Republic of Moldova

Friday, June 28, 2019

They are determined and know that they can influence the political life in their hometowns or the villages where they live. We’re speaking about four participants in the Civic and Political Capacity Building Program for women with disabilities who decided to run in local elections in 2019.

University students examine how the media portrays gender in Turkey

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Nearly 40 students from Ankara University, Hacettepe University, TED University, Gazi University and Hacı Bayram Veli University came together to discuss gender equality, the portrayal and representation of women and the language used in media, with a focus on the coverage of women politicians.

Mobilizing youth against illegal weapons for a safer society for women and girls

Monday, June 24, 2019

Led by 'Women, Peace and Security’ Coalition, the campaign took place in different universities to raise awareness on security issues and the severe consequences of the circulation of illegal firearms

Statement by UN Women Executive Director for International Widows’ Day, 23 June

Sunday, June 23, 2019

On this International Widows' Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls to recognize widows in all their diversity, and acknowledge the need to integrate them fully and visibly into work on gender equality so that we break cycles of poverty and disadvantage and ensure that all widows can enjoy their full human rights.

Compelled and empowered, Syrian refugees changing traditional gender norms

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Empowered by UN Women, Syrian refugees are changing traditional gender norms. UN Women's SADA Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep, a southeastern Turkish province near the border with Syria, has been providing refugees and local women with livelihood, psycho-social, referral support and vocational training.

From where I stand: “A whole new life began and now I have a dream”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hatice Muhammet is a survivor of domestic violence and a refugee from Syria. She is one of more than 5,000 refugees and Turkish women registered at the SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre, which offers livelihood and psycho-social support and vocational training in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the border with Syria.

Statement: Placing victims at the centre of investigations spurs justice for survivors of sexual violence in conflict

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In a joint message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response, stress the importance of preventing sexual violence by addressing its root causes, including gender inequality.

Adjara hosts the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum in Batumi

Sunday, June 16, 2019

“Opening opportunities to women in business and all sectors of society is strategic for the long term, for equity, for growth and for sustainability. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do”.

Sweden and UN Women continue working together towards advancing gender equality and empowerment of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sweden offers additional financial support to UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina towards advancing gender equality and empowerment of women.

Father’s day in Kazakhstan: fathers inspiring fathers

Friday, June 14, 2019

Fathers from different walks of life joined the United Nations in Kazakhstan to share stories of parenting on the eve of Father’s Day - an international celebration of fatherhood in more than 80 countries.

Take five: “Impunity is not acceptable”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Drita Hajdari is a prosecutor for the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo, where she investigates and prosecutes war crimes. To date, no one has been successfully charged with conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo. Today, police investigators and special prosecutors, like Ms. Hajdari, are working on an increasing number of cases, with a victim-centred approach. UN Women, through the Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice project, funded by the European Union, has facilitated mentoring support from international criminal law experts to prosecutors and investigators in Kosovo.

Belgrade wall painted in gender equality

Friday, June 7, 2019

Under the slogan, “Be the leader of change in your community,” well-known street artist in Serbia TKV and a group of girls depicted the importance of gender equality on a wall in Belgrade.

In the words of Oksana Potapova: “We need radical transformation”

Monday, June 3, 2019

Oksana Potapova, 35, is a Ukrainian peace activist, community theatre practitioner and a feminist. She is the co-founder of ‘Theatre for Dialogue’, an organization that uses community-based theatre to work with conflict-affected communities. UN Women Ukraine works in partnership with Theatre for Dialogue to raise women’s awareness of their rights. Ms. Potapova spoke to UN Women about her work and her reflections on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Editorial spotlight: UN Women at Women Deliver 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

At the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from 3 to 6 June, UN Women is joining forces with women’s rights activists, governments and next generations of changemakers, to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Getting young women into tech to break gender stereotypes

Thursday, May 30, 2019

On 26 April, International Girls in ICT Day, 800 young women and girls from across Kosovo engaged in a full day event aimed at encouraging and empowering them to pursue education and careers in information and communication technologies

Tajikistan hackathon yields innovative ideas to support women with HIV

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

At a UN Women organised event, teams from diverse work and life backgrounds generate projects to improve the lives of women living with HIV.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In her statement for International Day of UN Peacekeepers, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the important role women peacekeepers play in tackling critical issues, such as helping to make the peacekeeping force approachable to women in the community, interacting with women in societies where they are prohibited from speaking to men, and addressing the specific needs of female ex-combatants as they reintegrate into civilian life.

New survey reveals violence against women occurs widely in Albania

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Third National Population Survey “Violence Against Women” collects for the first time data on the nature and prevalence of different forms of violence.

United Nations Youth Assembly in Kosovo showcases young peoples’ role as agents of change in communities and peace-building

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The United Nations Youth Assembly held from 24 to 25 April, provided a platform for youth from different ethnic, religious and linguistic groups to share experiences and challenges across ethnic, religious and linguistic boundaries, while engaging directly with decision-makers and influencers.

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