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Media Advisory: Launch of “Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World” in Georgia

Friday, November 8, 2019

UN Women Georgia Country Office will launch the flagship UN Women report Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World in Tbilisi, Georgia on 14 November. The launch event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 09:30.

HeForShe Congress examines how to speed up gender equality in Ukraine

Thursday, November 7, 2019

At Ukraine’s HeForShe Congress, equal numbers of women and men discuss Ukraine’s gender equality realities – and how to speed up change in business and throughout society.

Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest have been awarded for their merits in promotion of gender equality

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winners of “Click for Gender Equality” contest have been awarded for their merits in promotion of gender equality

UN Women Executive Director kicks off the UNiTE campaign to end gender-based violence during the UN Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women grantee Convention

Monday, November 4, 2019

At the first ever grantee Convention of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), UN Women today kicked off its annual activities for the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to end Violence against Women campaign in support of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, November 4, 2019

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 3-6 November to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment to support the country in its efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Call for Proposal: Redistribution of unpaid care work

Friday, November 1, 2019

UN Women Programme Office in Serbia is announcing Call for Proposals as a part of the UN Women Gender Responsive Governance Programme “Redistribution of unpaid care work ”, funded by UK Good Governance Fund.

Member States and gender advocates call for urgent and effective measures to accelerate gender equality

Thursday, October 31, 2019

From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia called for the urgent realization of women’s and girl’s human rights and for turning the commitments to gender equality into reality.

The first report on the implementation of Resolution 1325 in Albania launched

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Partners discuss findings of the monitoring report of the Action Plan on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the way ahead for the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Albania.

Regional civil society activists urge for action and accountability at Beijing+25 review

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A diverse group of 450 women’s rights activists from 48 different countries in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region came together at the Beijing+25 regional civil society forum, in Geneva, Switzerland, to call for urgent action on gender equality and speak out about the structural barriers that prevent women and girls from fully enjoying their rights.

In the words of Ema Andrea: “Gender equality means coexistence between women and men, not a competition”

Friday, October 25, 2019

Albanian actress Ema Andrea, 48, is co-founder of Albanian Women in the Audio-visual Association, which promotes gender equality for professional women active in the cinematography and multimedia sectors. A women’s rights advocate, Ms. Andrea is a professor at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. She speaks to UN Women about gender equality in Albania and the portrayal of women in media, which is related to the Beijing+25’s Women and Media area of concern.

Ask a professor: What steps should Turkey take to achieve gender equality by 2030?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Professor Yakın Ertürk, based in Ankara, is a researcher and retired professor of Sociology, with academic interests in human rights, gender equality, violence against women, and conflict and peace. During the Special Session of the General Assembly on Beijing +5 in 2000, she was the Director of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women.

Leaders to take stock of progress on gender equality at Beijing+25 regional review meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019

From young gender equality advocates to high-ranking government officials, more than 700 key stakeholders from North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will gather in Geneva on 29-30 October 2019 to review the progress made on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for gender equality and women’s rights, adopted almost 25 years ago.

From where I stand: “I am now ready to create positive changes”

Friday, October 18, 2019

Olena Halkanova fled her home in the city of Pervomaisk after the start of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Now living on the contact line between government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk region, she has become a community mobilizer after UN Women-led training.

My take, your take: Women’s rights in Kosovo, then and now

Friday, October 18, 2019

In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Marigona Shabiu, 26-year-old, a human rights activist from Kosovo is talking with Igballe Rogova, 58 years, whose women’s rights activism spans three decades.

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

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