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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Guljahon Bobosadykova is the chairperson of the Tajik coalition, From Equality de Jure to Equality de Facto. Nearly 25 years ago, she represented her country at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, which was the largest gathering ever held of gender equality advocates. During the Conference, she was the chairwoman of the Association of Women with University Education. She offers her perspective to UN Women on gender equality and the challenges that women still face in Tajikistan and Central Asia.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Blog post, by the Regional Director of UN Women Europe and Central Asia