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Nowhere to turn: Can Roma women break free from violence?

The heartbreaking testimonial of a Roma woman reveals how Roma women in the Western Balkans often have to make hard choices between living with an abusive spouse or perpetuating poverty.  


Kyrgyzstan's kidnapped brides use fashion and flags to end marriage taboo

Bride kidnapping was outlawed in 2013 in Kyrgyzstan, but was still evident. Now, a new generation of women are eschewing acceptance of this abuse, with their campaign escalating in 2018.  


Nowhere to turn - Gender-based violence against Roma women

The report analyses intersectional inequalities based on gender, class, education and race/ethnicity experienced by Roma women in three Western Balkans countries  


#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls…  


Turning policies into action: eliminating gender-based violence against women and girls in Central Asia

UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of Kyrgyzstan, are organizing a regional conference to turn policies into action in combatting all forms of violence against women…  


In Moldova, communities mobilize massively to back survivors of gender-based violence

Psychologists, social workers, legal advisors will begin to provide free services to survivors of gender-based violence who live in Gagauzia region of Moldova.  


Making homes violence-free in Albania

Albania's National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, has been operational since 2011, and offers services to around 100 victims of domestic violence per…  


Turkish movie stars join forces with UNDP to fight violence against women

Acclaimed Turkish actors Mert Fırat and Melisa Sözen are starring in a new UNDP advocacy video that takes on domestic violence in Turkey and the region with a powerful message: “Violence has no…  


Closing the gap: An overview of UNDP 2015 results in gender equality in Europe and the CIS

This report captures the key results achieved by UNDP Country Offices in the ECIS region in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in 2015 in key areas like sustainable development,…  

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