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Most read blogs of 2021

From the climate crisis to the digital divide and women’s empowerment, we’re taking a look back at another unprecedented year.  


Women, green recovery and digital inclusion top the agenda of regional Director’s visit to Western Balkans

Ms. Mirjana Špoljarić Egger, UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, recently concluded a five-day visit to…  


Gender Equality in Digitalization

This paper analyses current barriers to gender equality in digitalization and identifies entry points for UNDP and national partners in governments to develop gender-responsive digital initiatives and…  


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  


A digital generation where every girl counts

While the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also heightened the risks of women and girls of being left behind.  


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…  


Women’s empowerment key to Western Balkans’ efforts to build back better from the pandemic

If we fail to adopt a gender perspective in our responses to the pandemic, we fail to build resilient societies and reinforce growing inequalities.  


8 women

8 women. 8 locations. 8 different jobs and life stories: a celebration of creativity, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment at the workplace.  


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.  

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