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“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”

25 May 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

17 April 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

31 March 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

29 March 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

28 February 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

Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Implementation Guide

25 January 2017

WEPs signatory companies are expected to consider their sector, corporate culture, and current situation, in terms of gender equality and impact areas, and develop a solution in line with their targets and necessities. This guide aims to support companies in creating a roadmap for developing solutions in accordance with WEPs. The guide explains the scope of the principles, as well as indicators used to monitor them, and suggests policies to be followed during implementation. More

A Policy Option for Sustainable and Equitable Development in Turkey: Public Investment in Social Care Services

30 December 2016

This brief demonstrates that public investment in early childhood education would be key to creation of decent jobs in Turkey, especially for women. According to the brief, public investment in early childhood education is more effective in job creation than public investment in physical infrastructure. More

Research on media reporting on gender-based violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 December 2016

This study on media reporting on gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina calls for more responsible and ethical reporting around this issue and urges media to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence. More

Enhancing internally displaced women’s sustainable livelihoods: Approaches, tools and interventions

27 December 2016

This compilation of guidance notes forms an introduction to approaches, tools and interventions that can be used to promote sustainable livelihoods of internally displaced women. More

No one left behind: lessons learned from the grassroots social mobilization of women in Georgia

26 December 2016

From 2010-2015, UN Women worked with local partner organizations, the TASO Foundation and the Women’s Information Center, to promote the social mobilization of internally-displaced, conflict-affected and ethnic minority women and girls in Georgia. More

Handbook on Costing gender equality

22 December 2016

The handbook is designed to support governments, multilateral and bilateral organizations, civil society and others in costing gender equality outcomes, which responds to the growing global demand for concrete methodologies to estimate the financing gaps and requirements for achieving gender equality commitments. More

Women, Peace and Security: Guide for Ministry of Defence and General Staff of Ukraine

01 December 2016

This Guide provides the Ministry of Internal Affairs and General Staff of Ukraine with the practical tools to include gender perspectives in the security sector reform process, based on international and national commitments on gender equality and women's rights (including but not limited to CEDAW, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security etc.) More

Albania Gender Brief

31 October 2016

Gender Brief Albania 2016 gives an overview and analysis of gender equality in Albania. It captures on-going work, reviews progress and identifies gaps in implementing Albania’s international and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women. To support EU policy makers in tailoring pre-accession assistance to the Government of Albania, it presents priority actions to improve the lives of Albanian women and girls in six key areas and identifies new, emerging sectors that require action. More

The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life

13 October 2016

This publication details the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, which formally commits Europe’s local and regional governments to the principle of equality of women and men. Part I of the Charter introduces its six fundamental principles. Part II describes the specific steps signatories should carry to implement the Charter’s provisions. Part III presents the Charter’s 30 articles by areas of competences. More

Regional evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women in Europe and Central Asia

31 August 2016

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia undertook this regional evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women to assess the progress made so far towards achieving results. More

The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers: The Need for Comprehensive Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Kosovo

31 August 2016

Reparations for conflict-related sexual violence remain a pressing issue in many parts of the world. The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the fore, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors. More

Printed Media Monitoring on Trafficking of Women and Girls

26 August 2016

Based on monitoring of print media in 2014, this publication gives a comprehensive overview on how Albania’s print media reports on human trafficking of women and girls, a serious concern there. It identifies key issues and offers journalists, media leaders, public institutions, the police and other actors a set of recommendations to improve reporting on trafficking of women and girls and more effectively fight trafficking. More

Gender-sensitive Indicators for Media: Framework of indicators to gauge gender sensitivity in media operations and content

25 August 2016

Developed in consultation with the International Federation of Journalists and UNESCO’s many other global media partners, this publication presents Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM), global indicators that aim to voluntarily enrich freedom of expression and the independence of media by assisting media in issues relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment. The GSIM are available in several languages, including Albanian. More

Women and Men in Albania 2015

24 August 2016

Part of an annual series that provides gender specific, sex-disaggregated information on the situation of women and men in Albania, Women and Men in Albania 2015 includes gender statistics and data on, among others, population and demographics, education, crime, employment and labour markets, decision-making, business and health. By making sex-disaggregated statistics in different sectors available, the publication makes possible for government and non-government institutions to develop and monitor gender equality policies and projects that benefit both men and women. More

Invisible Battalion: Women's Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine

03 August 2016

Invisible Battalion: Women’s Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine presents research on women’s participation in military operations conducted in the anti-terroristic organizations (ATO) zone in the East of Ukraine (Donbass area). The study details women’s achievements and challenges arising from their integration in Ukraine’s Armed Forces. It analyses legal, social and structural barriers to women's participation in the military, reviews media coverage of military women and documents their voices. More

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