Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

Overcoming a life of loss, a dynamic Georgian woman now runs a daycare, computer centre, mill and vocational programmes for youth from her home, while also serving on local government. ...more

Helping Nepali widows regain their footing

Ahead of International Widows Day, we shine a spotlight on efforts to help female-headed households overcome challenges in post-earthquake Nepal. ...more

Elections herald an increase in women MPs in Turkey, but more progress is needed

From 79 to 98 women, the Turkish Parliament will welcome the highest number of women Members of Parliament in its history after parliamentary elections on 7 June– a significant progress but it is still far from agreed targets. ...more

Building businesses, and inclusive peace, in Kosovo

Budding entrepreneurs from minority groups get training and support from a joint EU-UN Women-UNDP project to spur lasting recovery in post-conflict Kosovo. ...more

Women build peace in Colombia

The voices of women as experts, survivors and negotiators have been included in a peace process with an unprecedented gender perspective, with the support of UN Women and other partners. ...more

Female peacekeepers take the helm, to end gender-based violence

A training course piloted in India aims to equip female military officers in peacekeeping missions to tackle sexual and gender-based violence. ...more

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. ...more

Restoring Dignity: Women Mobilize Relief Efforts in Nepal

UN Women and partner organizations are working to prevent violence against women and children, with dignity kits being distributed in many districts affected by the earthquake. ...more

In Brazil, new law on femicide to offer greater protection

Coinciding with the new law, Brazil is the first pilot country adapting the Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Violent Deaths, promoted by UN Women and OHCHR - ...more

Young, and restless, to bring lasting change

Cross-posted from UN Women It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an impoverished village, Sanchaita noted the lack of facilities and clean drinking water. Through her interactions with the communities there, she got a better understanding of their predicament and how technology could improve peoples’ lives by not only enhancing public health, but also through creating services that would allow people, primarily women, to spend less time collecting fresh water. Thus her organization SANA was born. ...more