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Press Release: In Morocco, high-level delegation from North Macedonia learns first hand how to establish a Center of Excellence on gender-responsive budgeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A delegation of public officials from the Republic of North Macedonia, headed by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Mila Carovska, attended a 3-day study programme in Rabat, Morocco to explore the country’s internationally recognized Centre of Excellence on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).

Career development begins for the girl graduates of training on web development and social media marketing

Monday, May 27, 2019

Girls are still underrepresented in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). Compared to boys, only a small number of girls in Georgia pursue their education and career in this sector.

Gender discrimination in Eurasia starts with family, says new report

Monday, May 27, 2019

According to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia, discrimination against Eurasian women is most pervasive within the family. Despite legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deep-rooted social norms and practices inspire such discrimination.

Violence against women and sexual harassment in urban spaces in Albania - Lack of reporting and information

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The study, the third on this issue in Albania, reveals that women and girls face many forms of harassment, especially those of a verbal nature.

Call for Proposals- Technical Support for Strengthening NGO Capacities for Monitoring the Policies on and the Practices of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM)

Friday, May 17, 2019

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSO networks and platforms working in the area of ending violence against women to submit proposals to provide technical support to NGOs for their effective monitoring of policies and the local action plans on preventing CEFM in Adana, Gaziantep, İzmir and Kars.

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér on first official visit to Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director for the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau will be on her first official visit to Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May to further deepen the partnership and cooperation between the Government of Kazakhstan and UN Women in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in the country.

Women candidates in Turkey’s elections get ready to take up their new roles in local government

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On March 31, Turkish citizens cast their vote to select local administrators for the next five years. , In the election lead-up, UN Women held skills-building workshops to empower women candidates.

Kosovo to amend its Constitution to recognize the Istanbul Convention

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, sets comprehensive standards to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence.

Kosovo increases capacities on implementing the Istanbul Convention

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In a process initiated by the Caucus of Women Members of Parliament, the Constitutional Court of Kosovo , granted full permission for an amendment of the Constitution’s Article 22 to include the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence...

From where I stand: “We want to engage young men and boys in the fight to end violence against women and girls”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In the context of the EU-UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women: “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, the Center for Modern Skills is working with young men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls.

In the words of Irena Cvetkovic: “Women are afraid to use public spaces alone and at night”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Irena Cvetkovic is the Executive Director of Coalition Margins, an NGO working to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized communities including marginalized women, drug users, sex workers and LGBTI people in North Macedonia.

High-level meeting urges effective enforcement of the Istanbul Convention to eradicate violence against women

Monday, May 6, 2019

Organized by UN Women, on 6 May in Vienna, the side event “Translating regional commitments into actions to end violence against women and girls” took stock of progress and offer solutions for the effective enforcement of the Istanbul Convention and push its agenda forward.

Take five: “Changing everyday habits will have an impact”

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Milena Zindovic is an urban planner and gender expert and member of the Association of Women Architects in Serbia. Zindovic, with the support of UN Women studied current waste management practices in Serbian households to understand the role of women in both waste creation and management. The study will be used by UN Women to create targeted campaigns to raise awareness of waste management and climate action among women and their communities.

From online journalism and education to programmers’ community: the stories of women from Moldova who are studying IT

Friday, May 3, 2019

1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages are participating in a National IT Training Program. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ ATIC. These are the stories of some of those 1,000 women and girls from Moldova of all ages who participate in a National IT Training Program, implemented by the Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies, with the support of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and funded by Sweden,...

Kosovo marks World Press Freedom Day by awarding first-ever prize for the best piece on women’s empowerment and leadership, supported by UN Women

Friday, May 3, 2019

Marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May in Kosovo this year, the Women’s Empowerment Journalism Prize was awarded for the first time with the support of UN Women.

From Where I Stand: “A woman needs to be strong and stand on her own feet”

Friday, May 3, 2019

After surviving many hardships in Turkey, Sahem Hussein discovered the SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre, which provides livelihood skills and psycho-social services to refugee and local women in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s southern border with Syria.

In the words of Ayşegül Özdil: “Being here with refugee children has had a big impact on my life’’

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ayşegül Özdil is a kindergarten teacher at the SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre, in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s southern border with Syria. Established by UN Women and funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (the EU “Madad” Fund) and the Government of Japan, the SADA Centre supports the empowerment of refugee and host community women

First social enterprises in Albania to boost the employment of women and disadvantaged groups

Friday, May 3, 2019

For the first time in Albania civil society organizations can apply for the status of social enterprises.

In the words of Safiye Mustafa: “UN Women’s SADA resilience centre transformed my dreams into real plans”

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Safiye, 52, fled the war in Syria with her four children, leaving behind everything she had in Aleppo. After undergoing training at the SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep, in southern Turkey, she is now determined to open a shoe atelier and rebuild her life in Turkey.

Emergency shelters and specialized services needed for women survivors of violence in Albania

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What are the main challenges and gaps faced by Albanian municipalities in efficiently addressing cases of domestic and gender-based violence? Since 2017, the Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC) and Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) have been working to identify these challenges.

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