Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

07 March 2019
Natasha and her 14-year-old son Sasha have no place to live. They found shelter at the Social Crisis Centre for Women in Mahilioŭ. Natasha says that her family was saved by the centre and that she will fight for her son.
Lamiya Rzayeva: successful development depends on girls' education

Lamiya Rzayeva: successful development depends on girls' education

05 March 2019
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are an integral part of the EU's cooperation with its partner countries, including Azerbaijan.
Women who change Moldova: Olga Diaconu believes legal education needs to start early

Women who change Moldova: Olga Diaconu believes legal education needs to start early

05 March 2019
Olga Diaconu is a lawyer and member of the Young Lawyers Association from Moldova.
Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

05 March 2019
Aytekin Sadiqova is a forced migrant from the Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan, where beekeeping has traditionally been widely developed.
Tetiana Diuzheva: Escaping the war and building a new life with EU support

Tetiana Diuzheva: Escaping the war and building a new life with EU support

04 March 2019
In August 2014, Tetiana Diuzheva left her native Luhansk after her dog was shot.
Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

04 March 2019
Govher Khanhuseynova comes from the Bilasuvar region of Azerbaijan, around 190 km south-east of the capital Baku. She has always liked baking.
Women who change Ukraine: Svitlana Bovkun, the founder of "Kyiv Maker Faire"

Women who change Ukraine: Svitlana Bovkun, the founder of "Kyiv Maker Faire"

01 March 2019
Svitlana and her husband got the idea for a fair for people who create things with their hands when they visited the USA.
Karyna Litvinova: promoting the idea of electronic democracy for every community in Ukraine

Karyna Litvinova: promoting the idea of electronic democracy for every community in Ukraine

26 February 2019
Karyna Litvinova is a fellow of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme. She is a member of the E-Democracy Support Group the 'Reanimation Package of Reforms' and a co-author of an online course on digital social activism. Karyna is also the editor-in-chief of the…
Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

How the EU is helping Moldovan women to change their country

06 March 2018
From working on soil protection or conducting civil society development training, to helping institutions become more publically visible or implementing a dream project in their home country… This article presents the stories of five women from the Republic of Moldova who were inspired, empowered,…