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Implementing Norms, Changing Minds - Newsletter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Funded by the European Union and implemented by UN Women, the three-year programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’, aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The newsletter highlights stories of women leading change to end violence against women in the region as well as news and the latest updates on the development of the programme. More

CEDAW for Youth / CEDAW для молоді

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in all areas and promotes women’s and girls’ equal rights. CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of CEDAW that describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world, summarizes the articles of CEDAW and specifies how to implement and monitor it. More

Media coverage of gender-based violence - Handbook and Training of Trainers

Monday, September 25, 2017

This handbook provides guidance for media organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina for addresing violence against women issues in a responsible way on their news coverage. More

Women's Representation in Local Government in Tajikistan

Monday, August 14, 2017

This analytical brief contributes to the discussion of women's representation in the government by focusing on one specific level of government - jamoats (municipal) councils. By mapping the levels of female representation in these councils, the brief attempts to highlight successes and failures in ensuring women's representation. More

Women's Human Insecurities Across Tajik-Kyrgyz Borders: An Assessment and Recommendations by Women Activists

Monday, August 14, 2017

The report presents the perceptions of women from the Kyrgyz/Tajik border about the insecurities that affect their community and it presents their proposed solutions. It is based on findings from two regional workshops; on consultations with women from the border regions of Tajikistan (Isfara and Ghafurov districts of Sughd region) and Kyrgyzstan (Batken and Ley Lek districts of Batken region); and on the Human Security Reports prepared by women in their own villages. More

Fund for Gender Equality 2016 annual report

Friday, July 14, 2017

In 2016, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 35 active programmes in 40 countries and reached more than 50,700 direct beneficiaries. The programmes, implemented by women-led civil society organizations, work to advance women’s political and economic empowerment at local, national and regional levels across the globe... More

Sexual harassment at workplace - Legal and policy challenges in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Report on legal and policy challenges of sexual harassment in the workplace and recommendations for improved legislation and practice in the Republic of Kazakhstan. More

A day in the life of a rural woman

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This brochure provides an insight into the everyday lives of rural women, who, despite the difficult circumstances of rural life, work hard to improve their lives as well as of those around them. The brochure draws together stories of strong and inspirational rural women, who, with confidence and determination, changed their lives for the better. More

Know your rights! Be protected! Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women – Easy-Read-version of selected articles

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This simplified version of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was developed together with survivors of violence from Moldova. The guide contains only some CEDAW articles selected by women survivors of violence and are described from their point of view in order to help other women improve their knowledge and stand for their rights. More

Gender Responsive Budgeting Serbia

Friday, June 30, 2017

Gender responsive budgeting - An emerging Serbian best practice in managing public finance reform for gender equality, 2008 - 2017 More

Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds"

Monday, June 19, 2017

The three-year programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,’ funded by the European Union, aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged groups of women. More

National Research on Low Female Labour Market Participation (Quantitative based evidence from a new survey)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This is the first study that examines female inactivity in details, based on a large, representative sample of female citizens in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Data enable us to develop a profile of the “typical” inactive woman in the country, which can be then used to design policies to promote female activity, with particular emphasis on women whose inactivity is not their individual choice. More

Putting women at the center of recovery and peace building

Monday, June 5, 2017

This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in the conflict affected regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes is one of the priority areas of work for UN Women in Ukraine. More

Promoting Gender Equality with Media in Moldova

Monday, June 5, 2017

UN Women in Moldova engaged 30 outlets from print, online and broadcast media in a process of self-assessment of their coverage from a gender perspective. As a result, 37 broadcast, print and online media outlets signed a commitment to respect gender equality principles and outlined concrete actions they will take in this direction. UN Women also supported media partners to increase women’s visibility by connecting them to successful women leaders. This resulted in 340 success stories of women from different walks of life and all corners of Moldova that featured in different types of media. More

Advancing Gender Equality in Ukraine - UN Women in Ukraine

Monday, June 5, 2017

This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women has a focus on increasing women's leadership and participation; ending violence against women and girls; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action; and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine. More

“Building More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Societies in Europe and Central Asia: From vision to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals – call for action from the regional UN system”

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Regional Advocacy Paper provides key policy recommendations that can help countries overcome the existing development bottlenecks and boost the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind. It is intended to contribute to the development dialogue in the region on the need for integrated and coherent policies based on the principles of national ownership, whole-of-government and whole-ofsociety approaches, and will help accelerate SDG implementation in all countries of the region. More

ZORALE JIUVLEA - Roma Women Success Stories

Monday, April 17, 2017

This brochure contains 10 stories of successful Roma women from Moldova who overcame barriers and achieved remarkable results. It aims to develop empathy in readers toward Roma women and inspire through their stories. More

Policy Brief - Investing in social care for gender equality and inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, March 31, 2017

This policy brief highlights the need for publicly provided social care services for children, the sick, the elderly and persons with disabilities to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women and advance women’s economic empowerment. It details the substantial advantages and returns countries stand to gain in the short and long run from such investments. More

Report on the Legal Rights of Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This report assesses EU member states' practice in terms of reviewing asylum applications of women survivors of gender-based violence. As demonstrated, Member States have taken disparate views as to when women can successfully claim refugee status on the grounds of gender-based persecution. The report concludes with a section on gender sensitive procedures for processing asylum claims. It also includes a series of recommendations to EU policy makers and member states to make their asylum system more gender responsive. More

Assessment of opportunities for UN Women to support the development of gender statistics in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This report summarizes ongoing initiatives by other actors and identifies key gaps, challenges, opportunities and entry points for UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in the areas of gender statistics at the regional level in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared based on the assessment conducted by a gender statistics consultant, for the period of September - November 2016. More

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