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I am Generation Equality: Lolja Nordic, ecofeminist, climate activist

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lolja Nordic is a young intersectional ecofeminist activist, independent artist and DJ from Russia. She is also a columnist and blogger. She is the co-organiser of the International DIY Charity Festival “NE VINOVATA” (“Not Her Fault”) in support of domestic violence survivors and co-founder of GRRR party – a series of safe space LGBTQ+ feminist night events in Moscow.

I am Generation Equality: Dilnaz Kamalova, advocate for girl’s empowerment in ICT

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dilnaz Kamalova, 17, is a winner of international competitions, and a children rights and girl’s empowerment advocate from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2019, together with her team of girls at school, she was one of the TOP-20 finalists at the Google Science Fair at their Headquarters in California. Recently, she got an offer to study at Harvard University.

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment.

Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2021

In her remarks at the opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "It is going to be now in Mexico that we start this work; start an era of catalytic action to accelerate change".

18 new leaders join bold global drive for gender equality: Organizations join forces ahead of landmark 2021 Generation Equality Forum

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Eighteen new organizations have stepped up to steer Generation Equality ‘Action Coalitions’ – innovative partnerships of member states, corporations, youth-led, civil society and international organizations and philanthropies, designed to propel a dramatic acceleration in gender equality.

I am Generation Equality: Maja Hadziselimovich, champion for women and girls in STEM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Maja Hadziselimovic is a twenty-nine-year-old robotics software developer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She develops human-robot applications for the automotive industry at MRK Systeme GmbH and the first industrial exoskeleton at German Bionic Systems in Augsburg, Germany. She actively shares her robotics & automation experience and motivates young people, especially women and girls, to take up robotics and STEM professions.

I am Generation Equality: Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, leader of Kyrgyzstan’s first Space Programme

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, 26, is the director of the Kyrgyz Space Program. She is also a TechWomen 2019 alumna, hosted by Mozilla HQ in San Francisco Bay Area, and founder of the TechCamp project, implemented in partnership with the UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan.

I am Generation Equality: Hana Curak, feminist blogger and activist

Monday, February 1, 2021

Starting out with a feminist meme page six years ago, Hana Curak is a 26-year-old feminist from Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, she is a sociology researcher in Berlin, at the Freie University, and works as a consultant developing her own political education & media start-up, Witch Media.

A long journey to equality: Gender equality advocates look back on the Fourth World Conference on Women

Monday, January 18, 2021

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held from 4-15 September, 1995, we invite you to be inspired by the stories of activists from Europe and Central Asia. They were at the Beijing Conference, an experience that shaped them in their quest to build a gender-equal world.

I am Generation Equality: Janine Shepherd, aerobatic pilot, author, resilience expert

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Janine Shephard, once one of Australia's most promising cross-country skiers, talks about her journey from being paralyzed after a grave incident to becoming an acrobatic pilot.

Expert’s Take: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the fragility of the achievements of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Zeliha Ünaldı, the Programmes Manager of UN Women Turkey, talks about her experience of participating in the Fourth World Conference on Women.

Ana Šaćipović: Building a bridge between two worlds

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Ana Šaćipović is a social worker from Serbia who advocates for the rights of Roma women, fighting prejudice and discrimination. In 2005, she founded the Osvit (Dawn) Roma Association, an NGO which supports and promotes women's interests throughout the community and beyond.

I am Generation Equality: Katya Slepneva, teacher, activist for elimination of violence against women

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Katya Slepneva is a 23-year-old English teacher, a feminist activist and the International Secretary at ABF BY educational organization in Belarus.

I am Generation Equality: Azimabonu Jumabekova, young HIV activist

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Azimabonu Jumabekova is a 19-year-old peer educator and HIV activist from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Azimabonu was the first teenager in Uzbekistan and the Central Asia region to openly disclose her HIV status.

I am Generation Equality: Mariam Topchishvili, girls’ rights activist and young feminist leader

Monday, November 2, 2020

Mariam Topchishvili is a 22-year-old feminist activist from Georgia. Mariam is leading the Young Feminists NGO in Gori, Georgia. She is an advisory board member at the Women Fund in Georgia and Young Feminists Fund (FRIDA) for Central Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central and North Asia.

Call for participation: Youth Engagement Network

Monday, October 12, 2020

UN Women invites youth organizations, youth leaders, youth platforms, schools, and universities representing young people from diverse groups across intersectional complexities to be part of the UN Women Youth Engagement Network.

Adalet Budak Akbaş: Changing the rules so that women and girls in Turkey can thrive with an education

Friday, October 9, 2020

Adalet Budak is a women’s rights activist from Turkey, who is helping thousands of young women from the southeastern Anatolia region to get a proper education.

New UN Women initiative will reimagine fairy tales to promote gender equality

Thursday, October 8, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia kicks off new creative writing initiative, Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation, which aims to support a dialogue to change the ways society thinks about women’s and girls’ roles, human potential, and rights.

Press release: Hundreds of women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus demand systemic change to realize women’s rights for an equal future

Monday, October 5, 2020

On 6 October, feminists and women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus are coming together in a virtual consultation to assess the progress achieved towards commitments made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Press release: 25 years after a landmark global agreement, the numbers still don’t add up for women

Friday, October 2, 2020

New regional report launched by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia tracks incremental progress in gender equality and women’s rights, shows rampant inequalities.

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