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Annual Report 2017–2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

The time is now! At a historic time when women’s activism is galvanized around #Metoo, #TimesUp and other movements, around the world UN Women supports women politicians, lawmakers, farmers, small business owners, civil society activists and many others to claim their rights and to be heard. The annual report report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2017–2018 in strengthening global norms and standards, increasing women’s leadership and political participation, enhancing economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace, security and humanitarian actions, and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. More

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This guide is designed for facilitators and trainers working to incorporate gender perspectives in disaster risk reduction programmes and initiatives. It is meant to assist practitioners and officials from the United Nations, national governments, civil society organizations, and other institutions in gaining an understanding of the gendered impact of disasters. It also helps them learn how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-responsive disaster risk reduction programmes and initiatives. More

General Recommendations #1-37 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

General Recommendations #1-37 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is a catalogue of authoritative interpretations of the CEDAW articles by CEDAW Committee to be used by the civil servants and civil society for the improved understanding, implementation and monitoring of the Convention. More

Desk Review of 18 UNDAFs in Europe and Central Asia: Application of Twin-Track Approach to Gender in UNDAFs and CCAs to promote Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A comparative analysis of 18 UNDAFs in ECA region shows an increase in gender-responsiveness at both the outcome and indicator levels with each new generation. However, key findings from this analysis also show that gaps remain to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in a systematic manner through the UNDAF planning process. More

Gender Equality: A Key SDG Accelerator, a case study from the Republic of Moldova

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An analysis of the data from the 2017 UN Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support (MAPS) mission in the Republic of Moldova demonstrates the influence gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) has to accelerate development progress towards not only gender-specific targets and goals, but towards targets and goals beyond Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women and Girls. More

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. More

Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast

Saturday, December 30, 2017

“Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast was conducted in partnership with Donetsk Civil-Military State Administration, Kramatorsk City Council, the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and the People with Disabilities of Donetsk Oblast during October-November 2017. This initiative was supported in the framework of the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” funded by the European Union". More

Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine were provided by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to Ukraine on 3 March 2017. They highlight the existing gaps and identify the actions required by Ukraine to address issues related to women’s human rights and represent the road map for the implementation of the CEDAW during the coming four years before the next state report on the implementation of the CEDAW. More

Leaving No One Behind: Gender Accessibility Audit in Kramatorsk City, Donetsk Oblast - Summary of Findings

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Gender Accessibility Audit identified the information and communication challenges, as well as the infrastructure barriers, which restrict access of women with disabilities to public services, causing their exclusion. The Audit report also provides a set of recommendations developed by women and men with disabilities to be included in the local programmes and budgets by the Kramatorsk City Council. More

Analysis of Vulnerabilities of Women and Men in the Context of Decentralization in the Conflict-Affected Areas of Ukraine

Thursday, December 28, 2017

“Analysis of Vulnerabilities of Women and Men in the Context of Decentralization in the Conflict-Affected Areas of Ukraine" unpacks the challenges in implementing decentralization reform in the conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It reveals entrenched inequalities and discriminatory attitudes, and provides evidence for looking beyond the averages and finding groups of women and men who have been left behind, and then to understand what their problems are. More

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Results of Community-Based Research Through the Lens of CEDAW

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This brochure provides an assessment of the state of human rights of women living with HIV in Ukraine and the analysis of how the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses their rights. More

SDGs and Gender Equality: UN Interagency Guidance Note for the Europe and Central Asia Region

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This guidance note provides information on integrating gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the nationalization and localization of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Europe and Central Asia region and using gender as accelerator of the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda. More

Women and Violent Extremism in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This series of reports investigate and analyze the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism, and the effect of violent extremism on women in Central Asia and the Western Balkans. More

Social and Economic Rights of Conflict Related Sexual Violence Survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Obstacles and Challenges

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This report is a baseline study on the socio-economic obstacles faced by sexual violence survivors during conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina in their everyday lives. It has been initiated jointly by three UN agencies (UNFPA, UNDP and UN Women) and the IOM in BiH, aimed at addressing the needs and improving the services for wartime sexual violence survivors. More

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 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

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

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

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