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Cross-sector cooperation for transformative change in gender equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Europe and Central Asia region will host a virtual conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality on September 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.…  


New language, new life: A Syrian woman makes home in Turkey

After being displaced by the war in Syria, Alaa finds learning a new language the key to making a new home in Turkey.  


Building a home: New life for Roma in Serbia

“I am working so my child will have a better future.” When Bora and his wife returned home to Serbia from Germany, he faced severe unemployment. Now a job cooperative for Roma is helping families like…  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


#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.  


How one ministry is changing the lives of women and men with disabilities in Armenia

In Armenia, the government works to bring inclusivity and equality to the workplace.  


What does inequality look like?

Each of the countries I photographed in are post-Socialist societies, where people are struggling to find their way in fledging capitalist democracies. The socialist systems that existed aimed to…  


Let’s vote: Roma communities take the lead

An unconventional awareness campaign is changing hearts and minds in Moldova.  


Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  


Hearing-impaired students excel in Turkmenistan’s first integrated curriculum

As a child, Nargul faced difficulties at her school. It had nothing to do with her abilities. She is hearing-impaired, and unfortunately, faced bullying at school. After a while, it was too…  

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