International Women's Day 2023
The Fight Continues
Billions around the world embody the power and potential of change, but the struggle remains long.
International Women’s Day celebrates those fighting for gender equality globally, and there could be no more appropriate symbol of this than 29-year-old Ukrainian medic Yana Rakhlitska.
"International Women's Day will be a success when the equity and equality it demands becomes an everyday matter."
Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
“The realities of climate change, just like any other calamity, will continue to amplify the challenges and vulnerabilities of women.”
The Story of a Ukrainian Sniper
Frontline soldier became a symbol of how women are part of the military efforts to combat the Russian invasion.
"I felt the war was coming; I did not hesitate for a second."
Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this predominantly Catholic and conservative South East Asian nation.
“Instead of putting the blame on single mothers like us, know first the circumstances and learn to respect more the sacrifices we are making to raise our children.”
Fighting, Inside and Outside the Ring
Women who dream of taking on combat disciplines have to first defy conservative traditions.
“I feel myself to be in the right place, and I am so happy.”
Nagorny Karabakh’s Female Deminers
The region has the highest per capita rate in the world of accidents due to unexploded ordnance.
‘’We live in fear, not for ourselves but for our children."
Surrogacy on the Rise in the South Caucasus
As the practice thrives, experts warn that oversight is crucial to ensure protection and prevent exploitation.
“The first time I felt the child moving I thought to keep it and run away.”
Boosting Women’s Role in Peace and Security
Eastern Neighbourhood scheme aims to empower projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.