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Cyberviolence disempowers women and girls and threatens their fundamental rights

As the first major pandemic of the social media age, COVID-19 has also intensified the prevalence of online and technology-facilitated violence.  


New song from Turkish pop star calls for urgent action to save people and planet

In “Who’s Gonna End?”, Sertab Erener pairs with UNDP to encourage renewed efforts to fight climate change and achieve the Global Goals  


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

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the regional conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality, which gathered 196 participants, including gender champions, policy makers, and…  


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.  

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