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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.

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, on the occasion of the High-Level Meeting on the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1 October 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

In her remarks at the High-Level Meeting on the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: " The future needs a meaningful intergenerational engagement with all races, genders, and people of different abilities, so that everywhere in the world, a 10 year-old girl in 2020 will be a thriving young woman in 2030."

Press Release: Feminists take first steps to launch platform for climate justice in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Feminist activists (both female and male) from across the Western Balkans and Turkey took the first steps towards setting up a Climate Justice Platform at a recent She Talks consultation. This second of four planned consultations concluded that action on climate change in all countries across the region was inadequate and too slow. New ways of engaging both decision makers and the wider public were urgently needed, especially if the disproportionate impact of climate change on women is to be addressed. In response, consultation participants vowed to establish the feminist Platform for Climate Justice of the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Edita Velic: A young politician urges women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to make their voices heard

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Edita Velic is one of the youngest politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She knows firsthand how difficult it is for a woman to make it in the male-dominated political world, but she always encourages women to stand up and never give up.

A look back: Twenty-five years ago, they were at the Fourth World Conference on Women

Monday, September 14, 2020

We are looking back and going forward this month, celebrating the power of the women’s movement, and calling for nothing less than bold, decisive actions to secure women’s rights as human rights, once and for all. These are some voices of activists who were at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, in 1995, and those who were shaped by it for a lifetime.

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