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UNDP, partners bring ReelLife film series to Istanbul

UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub is launching with Columbia Global Centers and Koc University a film series to explore complex social issues from around the world through the lens of compelling stories.  


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.  


2018: The year in pictures

From amplifying gender equality to boosting green energy, see the highlights from our development journey this year.  


In Georgia’s mountains, taking a 360 approach to ending poverty

I recently visited the Racha region in northern Georgia to film how one region’s push for sustainable tourism is improving its economic outlook. There, I saw firsthand how tackling poverty from…  


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…  


Women rangers to the rescue

Brave women rangers from Tajikistan aim to save snow leopards from extinction while improving lives of their communities.  


Changing the norms for rural women in Kosovo

Through our rural development project funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, we partnered with this association of 40 women to establish a modern production line of rural gastronomic goodies,…  


Speaking gender: 10 communications principles to show you care about gender equality

You say you believe in gender equality, but does your language back that up? These 10 tips from Florin Eduard Marin will take you from novice to fluent when it comes to speaking gender.  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  

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