From Where I Stand: Sonja Dimitrijoska

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Lalita Janke Donates $1 Million to Florida Atlantic University to establish science research fund

Lalita Janke, a renowned women’s rights advocate and now the president of US National Committee for UN Women, has recently donated $1 million to Florida Atlantic University. The donation was given through the Walter and Lalita Janke Foundation, and would be utilized to support faculty research aimed at advancing knowledge and applications focused on improving environmental sustainability....more

Yemeni women call for their inclusion in peace efforts

When the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefed the UN Security Council on 23 October, he outlined the specific impact the civil conflict is having on women and mentioned UN Women’s efforts in the region. He also presented a letter prepared by Yemeni women, in which they call for an end to the violence and the inclusion of women voices in all peace efforts. ...more

Cash-for-work programme empowers Syrian refugees

More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan. ...more

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