- Generation Equality (47)
- Beijing Platform for Action (29)
- Campaigns (23)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (8)
- Youth (6)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (5)
- Intergovernmental processes (4)
- Leadership and political participation (3)
- Innovation and technology (3)
- Ending violence against women and girls (3)
- Executive Director (2)
- Education (2)
- New media (2)
- Girls (2)
- Sports (2)
- COVID-19 (1)
- Partnerships (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Communications and media (1)
- Media leadership (1)
- Rural women (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Women’s rights (1)
- Health (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Civil society (1)
- Child marriage (1)
- HIV and AIDS (1)
- Show more Hide
- Turkey (15)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (4)
- Georgia (4)
- Moldova, Republic of (3)
- Kazakhstan (2)
- Albania (2)
- Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) (2)
- Mexico (2)
- Belarus (2)
- Ukraine (2)
- France (2)
- Show more Hide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.