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To empower women, municipal work needs a gender perspective

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

At local gender equality workshops organized by UN Women, women city councillors in Samsun and Muğla, Turkey, learned how vital they are for developing solutions to the challenges that women face in their constituencies.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Monday, March 16, 2020

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Call for Proposals: To promote women survivors’ access to justice and specialist services

Friday, March 13, 2020

Civil society organizations that are legally registered in Turkey are invited to apply for this Call for Proposals to promote women survivors’ access to justice and specialist services, under Phase II of the programme “Ending Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”.

Call for Proposals: To produce a shadow CEDAW report for the 8th periodic review of the CEDAW Committee

Friday, March 13, 2020

Civil society organizations that are legally registered in Turkey are invited to apply for Call for Proposals to produce a shadow CEDAW report for the 8th periodic review of the CEDAW Committee, under the Programme “Ending Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”.

Call for Proposals: Empowering women and girls who have experienced discrimination or violence in Kosovo

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Call for Proposal under the Kosovo 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 Kosovo to submit the proposals.

Call for Proposals for civil society organizations in North Macedonia

Friday, February 28, 2020

UN Women in North Macedonia is inviting civil society organizations legally registered and operating in North Macedonia, experienced in gender equality, women’s rights and/or prevention of violence against women to submit project proposals in line with the two announced Calls for Proposals.

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.

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.

Anastasiia Yeva Domani: How a transgender woman in Ukraine fought for her rights and discovered the activist within her

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Anastasiia Yeva Domani is a transgender woman from Ukraine who became an activist for transgender rights after fighting for her own right to transition with dignity.

Elena Crasmari: How a Moldovan woman with disabilities fought for her rights and won an election

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Thirty-five-year-old Elena Crasmari was fed up with not being able to access the medical centre in her home village of Dolna – a rural community of 1,155 people, fifty-three kilometres from the Republic of Moldova’s capital city of Chisinau. Due to her disability, she couldn’t take the stairs, and had to get on her hands and knees to enter the building. “I went to the town hall to ask them to help me do something about the stairs of the medical facility,” Elena...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kosovo Philharmonic pays tribute to victims of conflict-related sexual violence

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On 8 December, ahead of Human Rights Day, the Kosovo Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra held a concert to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and performed “Requiem” by W.A Mozart. The concert served as a homage to women and girls who died as a result conflict-related sexual violence, while at the same time honoring the survivors who continue to suffer in silence because of shame and stigma.

Fenerbahce Sports Club in Turkey drives powerful campaign to urge for an end to violence against women

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Fenerbahce Sports Club, one of the biggest in Turkey, drove a powerful communications campaign for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to raise awareness about and call for the elimination of violence against women and girls.

UN Women urges to ‘Light the Dark’ to end violence against women

Thursday, November 28, 2019

UN Women in Turkey draws attention to violence against women and girls in public spaces with the “Light the Dark” campaign during 16 Days of Activism.

First open-air lighting installation exhibition opened in Ankara to say no to violence against women

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Turkey’s first public open-air lighting installation exhibition opened to visitors in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, to call for a world free from violence against women and girls. Organized by UN Women, in collaboration with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Çankaya Municipality and the Embassy of Sweden in Turkey, ‘Light the Dark’ lighting installation exhibition uses lighting designs to draw attention to different forms of violence against women.

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