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Gender assessment of the refugee and migration crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This is an assessment of the international and national response to the refugee crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia from a gender perspective, carried out in Fall 2015. More

Local women’s networks drive gender equality in rural Serbia

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In rural Serbia, where the political and economic landscape is primarily dominated by men and few women participate in decision-making, local Women Councilors Networks set up with support from UN Women are challenging the status quo. More

UN Women assesses the needs of women migrants and refugees in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Despite gender-sensitive good practices, a UN Women assessment found that response-planning, services, protection capacity and information are not yet sufficient to meet the needs of migrant women and girls in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. More

In Serbia, women survivors of domestic violence find hope in the “Good Garden”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The “Good Garden” is a social enterprise for growing organic vegetables, and also a training centre for organic production for women survivors of domestic violence who wish to get involved in this sustainable farming method. More

12 CEOs sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles in the presence of Serbia’s President

Monday, April 23, 2012

Twelve CEOs from major companies have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women's Empowerment Principles, at an event organized by UN Women and the UN Global Compact in Serbia on 7 March. More

Ending violence against women with disabilities in Serbia’s custodial institutions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A recent study has uncovered that women, like Edith, with mental disabilities who are being held in Serbia’s institutions often suffer multiple forms of violence. More

Serbia's orange SOS phone: A call that must be answered

Monday, December 5, 2016

UN Women in Serbia joined the global 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign by installing a giant interactive SOS telephone in Belgrade’s main square as a wake-up call for violence against women and girls. More

Women refugees and migrants get a place of their own

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Complete with Middle Eastern music, smells of home-cooked recipes and plenty of smiling faces, Women’s Corner officially opened its doors in Belgrade. More

Balkans Conference Highlights Women and Security

Friday, October 14, 2011

The President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Boris Tadic, in September opened a regional forum on security in the Balkans that highlighted the role of women leaders. More

In the words of Marija Andjelkovic: “The girls are getting younger…poverty is driving trafficking in persons”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In the 1990s, Marija Andjelkovic worked at a call centre for girls experiencing violence, when she received a training on human trafficking. In those days, trafficking was not a known, researched and understood phenomenon in Serbia which left an institutional vacuum in addressing the needs of survivors. She was one of the first civil society activists to raise the issue of human trafficking in the Balkan region, and went on to become the founder and Director of the Serbian NGO, ASTRA-Anti trafficking action. More

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in South Eastern Europe: UNIFEM Experiences

Friday, January 1, 2010

This publication captures lessons learned in the course of the UNIFEM project on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The project “Gender-responsive budgeting in South Eastern Europe: Advancing Gender Equality and Democratic Governance through Increased Transparency and Accountability was implemented in four countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, and Serbia - in the period August 2006 to June 2010. More

Balkan women make inroads in peace and politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

With support from UN Women, women leaders in the Balkans are putting gender issues at the centre of politics and fueling women’s empowerment in order to bring peace and stability to the region. More

International Women's Day Around the World

Friday, March 10, 2017

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrated women’s achievements, activism and potential. UN Women, along with partners, organized events in more than 50 countries across the globe, under the theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. From film festivals, solidarity marches, seminars and press conferences to art exhibits and activities to engage girls in sport, here are some highlights from the occasion. More

Editorial spotlight: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Friday, December 1, 2017

An estimated 1 in 5 women worldwide will experience disability in their lifetime. They are mothers, daughters, leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and are vital members of their communities. This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) will focus on the theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. More

International Women’s Day Observances and Events

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The UN theme for International Women's Day 2012, celebrated annually on 8 March, is “Empower Rural Women - End Hunger and Poverty. Here are some of the events that took place during this year's festivities throughout the world. More

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