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When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


More women are entering politics in Europe and Central Asia, but political parity remains distant

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, UNDP launches the online platform “Equal Future” to remind how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in…  


Afghan women to enrol in Central Asia universities, thanks to a new cross-border initiative

A new cross-border initiative will allow Afghan women to study and graduate from universities in the neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


Women can spacewalk. But can they cross the gender line?

All nine just-announced 2019 Nobel science laureates are male—despite a significant and growing cohort of female contenders. Nor is women’s contribution to science a recent phenomenon. Yet women…  


8 women

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


Reform agenda at the heart of Regional Director’s visit to Armenia

During her first official visit to Armenia, UNDP’s regional director for Europe and CIS Mirjana Spoljaric Egger discussed with her counterparts the country’s development following last year’s…  


Kosovo can no longer afford to leave women behind

During my five years serving at UNDP in Kosovo, I have seen many positive developments in the arena of women’s rights. Yet there is still a long way to go.  


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.  


Two sisters coding for a better world

Two sisters take on the tech movement in Uzbekistan with their Down Syndrome support app.  


Women need technology and technology needs more women – so let’s make it happen

Women need technology because today the industry is the most promising, global, fastest developing market for the best paid, creative and interesting jobs.  

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