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Ageism is an issue of inequality, discrimination, and injustice. Without tackling it, we will not achieve gender equality by 2030. Ageism impacts everyone - young and old. Prejudices surrounding age are widespread and unchallenged - in our attitudes, beliefs, policies, and societies - and create a formidable barrier to young women’s full participation in their communities.
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The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate ceasefire, de-escalation of tensions and a firm return to diplomacy and dialogue. He has underlined the multiplying humanitarian needs and the steps he is taking to enhance humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. I urge the international community, as it rallies in support, to keep women and girls at the centre and to ensure that the humanitarian assistance planned and provided is gender-responsive.
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With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women.
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Rape isn’t an isolated brief act. It damages flesh and reverberates in memory. It can have life changing, unchosen results—a pregnancy or a transmitted disease. Its long-lasting, devastating effects reach others: family, friends, partners and colleagues. In both conflict and in peace it shapes women’s decisions to move from communities through fear of attack or the stigma for survivors. Women and girls fleeing their homes as refugees also risk unsafe transport and...
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To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls.
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Announcement for the selection of 100 women for the `Women 4 Leadership` Academy. Credit: UN Women Moldova/ Ramin Mazur Start to the November 2018 – May 2019 session of the `Women 4 Leadership’ Academy! Thus, women who want to attend ‘Women 4 Leadership’ Academy are invited to apply. The ‘Women 4 Leadership’ Academy proposes a complex program of support and empowerment of women interested in getting involved in the local decision-making and political...
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UN Women Moldova and the Association of Independent Press (API) announce the launch of the “Click for Gender Equality” Media Programme. The 5-month programme includes trainings for journalists and members of the regulatory institutions, a journalistic contest that will culminate with a study visit in one of the European countries with experience and good practices in gender-sensitive journalism. Therefore, as part of the programme, 25 journalists and photojournalists from Moldova...
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In the framework of its new Strategic Note for 2018-2022 , UN Women Moldova is launching the process of establishing a new country Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG). Civil society is one of UN Women’s most important constituencies - providing a dynamic source for ideas and policy perspectives, partnerships and support for the organization - which can assist UN Women in achieving its strategic goals. Closely linked is the vital role played by civil society in advancing shared objectives...
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UN Women Moldova invites civil society organizations working in Moldova to participate in the first training program on Gender Budget Watchdog Reporting.