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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.…  


Violence against women politicians: an unacceptable cost of gender equality

Despite progress in politics, resistance to making parity between women and men in politics and decision-making is a reality. Women running for political office defy social norms and are often…  


Connecting girls to a bright future in ICT

Massive job losses could be offset by the “jobs of tomorrow.” But are those jobs for everyone? They are if we can make improve the pathways for girls.  


Embracing equality in a digital era in Central Asia

On the International day of Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), prominent women from five Central Asian countries gather to discuss the link between disparities and gender…  


Women make the way

What do these women have in common? They're all leaders in some way, spanning a wide variety of careers and countries and being role models for those women who will come after.  


Gender equality in COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Socio-economic impact assessments, undertaken by UN agencies to support governments in the Europe and Central Asia region, show that the pandemic has had a profound and disproportional impact on women…  


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.  


Launch of the first Women Leader’s Dialogue in Central Asia

A prominent group of women leaders representing the Central Asian states and the United Nations launch a new platform, the Central Asian Women Leaders’ Caucus.  



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.  

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