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Istanbul Convention - Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Issued by the Regional United Nations Development Group in Europe and Central Asia, Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, the brief summarizes core principles from the comprehensive framework of the The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). More

The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The brochure “The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of CEDAW” provides an assessment of the state of human rights of Roma women 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

Koha For the Survivors

Monday, September 10, 2018

"Koha for survivors", a joint publication of Koha Ditore and UN Women provides information on comprehensive efforts to recognize and compensate victims of conflict sexual violence in Kosovo. It aims to raise the voice and demands of survivors and allow for a more accurate understanding of the complexity surrounding sexual violence associated to the conflict and its devastating impact on individuals and society. More

Needs Assessment of Syrian Women and Girls Under Temporary Protection Status in Turkey

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

UN Women and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Immigrants (ASAM) undertook a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women with the aim of gathering information on the needs of refugee women and girls, the challenges they are facing to access services and identifying areas that need improvement. More

Gender responsive budgeting in Serbia 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This year marks ten years since the beginning of introduction of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in the Republic of Serbia and there are many reasons to be satisfied. GRB is an integral part of the Budget System Law and institutions at the national, provincial and local level are included in its implementation. The gradual introduction of this new practice in creation, financing, implementation and monitoring of public policies is supported by national, provincial and local gender equality mechanisms. More

Advancing Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia: UN Women Achievements in 2017

Monday, August 6, 2018

This document gives a brief of UN Women's achievements in Europe and Central Asia in 2017 on ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in peace and security, promoting women's economic empowerment and security, encouraging women's leadership and political participation and gender responsive budgeting. More

‘A THOUSAND WAYS TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS’: An analysis of existing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) approaches for minoritized women and girls in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This report highlights the main challenges that ‘by and for’ women’s organizations across the Western Balkans and Turkey face in incorporating an intersectional approach, as well as in monitoring and reporting on Istanbul Convention implementation, monitoring and reporting to Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and engaging with the EU accession process. More

DOING IT RIGHT: Making women’s networks accessible with a special focus on women from minority and disadvantaged groups

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This report analyzes how to increase the accessibility of civil society networks, especially for women from minority and disadvantaged groups. It offers an overview of the current situation regarding the accessibility of networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense Sector in Ukraine in 2017

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense sector in Ukraine is a part of UN Women’s support to the Ukrainian Government’s efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This assessment was conducted as a part of the UN Women global “Women, Peace and Security Global Facility: From Resolutions to Accountability and Leadership” project in 2017. More

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

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