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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.  


Across the Balkans, youth are working towards peace

A group of activists say how they see their own roles in society, what inspired them for action, and what they think is needed to engage the younger generations.  


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…  


Saving the truth - how to battle fake news

Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to…  


Not all barriers are physical

16.5 million people with disabilities in the region strive to live more comfortable and dignified lives. We need to acknowledge their diverse needs and strengths.  


The perfect recipe for ending corruption

Governments around the world are losing the trust of citizens. The civic space is shrinking and the rule of law has become increasingly threatened.  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  


Sustaining progress in transition countries

Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks…  


Can creating a web between digital and physical spaces give agency to youth?

In the social activism space, “Networked youth” are groups of young people, coordinated mostly through electronic networks, that come together around pressing issues and address them with…  

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