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Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Brief Guide to the Intersectional Approach through the Implementation of CEDAW and CRPD in Ukraine

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Guide supports key stakeholders to help facilitate the full inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls with disabilities. It aims to assist in understanding of the intersectionality of human rights and provides practical recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of two key Conventions: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Review of the Multi-sector Approach to Domestic Violence at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The report reviews the viability of applying the coordination approach to the establishment and functioning of multi-sector referral mechanisms at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the central element of the multi-sector response. The gathered information includes a detailed insight into the capacities of the multi-sector referral mechanisms and the quality of the service provided by the multi-sector referral mechanisms in six locations, and their sustainability beyond the duration of the projects through which they were established.

UN Women Analysis of the Capacities for the Implementation of Council of Europe Convention of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Violence against Women in Police and Free Legal Aid Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

This assessment analyses the capacities of police and free legal aid sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). It provides recommendations to address identified gaps and possibilities for improvements in the two targeted sectors.

Good Practices in Responding to Domestic Violence a Comparative Study

Friday, May 31, 2019

The publication, “Good practices in responding to domestic violence: A comparative study" provides an overview of available comparative information from four selected countries in order to show various approaches and models of action in cases of domestic violence. Pursuant to internationally recognised good-practice initiatives, two countries in the European Union (Austria and Spain) and two countries of the Western Balkans (Albania and Serbia) were covered by this study.

Analysis of the Cost of Domestic Violence: Estimating the Cost of Multi-sectoral Response at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Analysis of the cost of domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina assessed the costs of general and specialized services for domestic violencesurvivors as prescribed by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). In addition, it includes costs of individual survivors of violence with recommendations to enhance a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Violence Against Women and Girls in Albania

Friday, May 24, 2019

This survey collects for the first time data in Albania on the nature and prevalence of other forms of violence: dating violence, non-partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking and brings forth findings on social norms.

Women in politics: 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The “Women in politics: 2019” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2019. The map shows progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels.

Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender based Violence in Urban Spaces in Albania

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This study looks at the different dimensions of sexual harassment and other forms of gender based violence against women and girls in urban public spaces in the cities of Shkodra and Korça.

Making Every Woman and Girl Count In Brief: Europe and Central Asia

Monday, May 13, 2019

Reliable, accessible and appropriately disaggregated statistics are essential for monitoring commitments to gender equality. The brief provides an overview of UN Women’s efforts to develop the capacity of countries to produce and use gender data through the "Making Every Woman and Girl Count" programme in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). It showcases key results achieved in 2018 as well as priorities for 2019.

Gender Equality and Discrimination in Appointed Local Government Bodies

Friday, May 10, 2019

There is little information about the women representation in the appointed local government bodies in Albania. This study is the first institutional approach to this phenomenon and will for the first time produce some statistics regarding the ratio of representation of women in the appointed local government bodies. The aim of this study is to portray a panorama, of the gender configuration in the composition of the appointed local government bodies and on the basis of the analysis of this...

2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Gender Equality: It's time

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This brief provides a summary of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women focuses on increasing women's leadership and participation, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes, and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine. 

'Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Turkey, Iraq and Jordan' Factsheet - Turkey Country Facts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This publication introduces the social, economic and labour market landscape in Turkey with a focus on women and girls in the context of refugee response. Prepared within the framework of UN Women regional programme “Strengthening Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey,” the factsheet on the Turkey component provides information about initiatives to support refugee women and girls in the country.

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine provides an overview of the UN and national human rights instruments on the rights of LBTIQ women and a summary of the situation with respect to their rights in Ukraine. The publication aims to support the civil society activists advocating for the integration of LBTIQ rights into Ukrainian legislation and policies.

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit helps practitioners and civil society identify infrastructural and communication barriers that prevent women and girls with disabilities from fully exercising their human rights. The toolkit can be used by local governments and service providers in inclusive local planning, budgeting, and provision of services. It can also guide representatives of civil society, gender equality and disability rights advocates, as well as women and men with disabilities to advocate for the elimination of identified barriers.

Evaluation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Serbia National Strategy for Gender Equality

Friday, April 5, 2019

Participated by over 100 stakeholders, the evaluation of Serbia's National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Serbia National Strategy for Gender Equality 2016–2018 examined Serbia’s efforts for creating a gender equal society. It took stock of the following key criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide was developed to guide practitioners in the government, parliament, civil society and women’s groups, academic institutions, and development agencies to assess compliance of the national laws with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It enables the practioners to provide appropriate recommendations for ensuring that new and existng laws are compatible through a CEDAW-based legal review.

The Strategy for Prevention of and Response to the Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The present strategy provides guidance and recommendations on how governmental institutions of Ukraine, civil society organizations, international organizations and UN system can join efforts to effectively prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence. The publication was developed with the technical support of the UN Women Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in frames of the UN Women project "Gender Equality at the Center of Reforms, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Sweden.

Equal Pay for work of equal value in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents an overview of pay inequality in Europe and Central Asia and how this issue is covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also provides information about the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), a joint initiative of ILO, UN Women and OECD, which aims to support governments, employers and workers and their organizations, and other stakeholders, to make equal pay between women and men for work of equal value a reality, and reduce the gender pay gap.

Leaving no one behind: A Presentation of the key findings from UNESCO and UN Women reports on the intersection of SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents the key findings of the UNESCO report "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe" and UN Women report "Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality and SDG 4 on quality education.

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