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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”

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

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

Handbook on Costing gender equality

Thursday, December 22, 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

The Status of Domestic Workers in Kazakhstan

Monday, March 28, 2016

This report on the status of domestic workers in Kazakhstan examines the policies and procedures of Kazakh domestic worker employment agencies and the gender mainstreaming and migration issues domestic workers face. Conducted as part of the second phase of the Regional Migration Programme implemented by the IOM, UN Women and the World Bank, the study recommends ways to improve the legislation and law enforcement practices governing Kazakhstan’s private employment agencies. More

Gender Experts' Voice Heard at Regional Consultations in Centra Asia and South Caucasus on Disaster Risk Reduction for Post-2015 Agenda

Friday, April 4, 2014

This conference report is a result of the Regional Consultations for Central Asia and South Caucasus on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and presents summary of challenges and provides valuable recommendations. More

Knowledge Package on Gender-Responsive Budgeting/Комплект учебно-методических материалов по гендерно ориентированному бюджетированию

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This gender-responsive budgeting knowledge package is the first comprehensive educational package in Russian to combine the theories and practices of gender-responsive budgeting exercises, particularly those conducted in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries from 2001 to 2013. Developed with UN Women support by the Gender-responsive Budgeting Regional Centre of Excellence for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the package includes a Resource Manual, Trainer Resource Pack, and Practice Book. More

Global processes towards the achievement of gender equality

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Originally developed by UN Women Cambodia, this infographics leaflet simply and comprehensively provides the basics on fundamental women's rights documents such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the global (post-2015 development agenda and the Commission on the Status of Women. More

Pathway to Gender Equality

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Intended for gender experts, governments and the public, Pathway to Gender Equality uses practical materials and identifies strategic entry points and specific ways in which the MDGs, CEDAW and BPfa correspond and support each other. After a preliminary mapping of gender equlality issues raised by each MDG, the book provides the corresponding obligations and commitments under CEDAW and BPfA, and outlines how the MDGs can be used to implement them. More

20th year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Central Asia

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 4th World Conference on Women, which produced the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. In 2015 the Commission on the Status of Women will carry out a review and appraisal of the implementation of the BPfA and the outcomes of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly (2000). More

Domestic Workers in Russia and Kazakhstan

Saturday, January 25, 2014

One of the first of its kind in Central Asia, this study by Moscow's Migration Research Centre assesses the needs and priorities of Central Asian and internal migrant domestic workers in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia and Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Its findings provide the basis for further work to improve the policies regulating domestic workers. More

Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This compendium by “MEASURE Evaluation” presents gender-sensitive HIV-related indicators that can be used for a gender-balanced HIV response. The indicators aim to raise Central Asian stakeholders' awareness and understanding of the response to the HIV epidemic from a gender equality perspective. They can be used to monitor progress in eliminating gender-based inequalities in HIV responses and to evaluate programmes that address specific gender-equality HIV interventions. More

Transforming the national AIDS response: Advancing women’s leadership and participation/Новые подходы в реализации национальных мер по противодействию СПИДу

Friday, January 25, 2013

Despite international commitments, HIV-positive women's participation and voices are largely missing from decision-making in HIV and AIDS responses. The second in a series of resource guides dedicated to strategies that incorporate gender equality and women's rights into national HIV and AIDS responses, Transforming the National AIDS Response: Advancing Women's Leadership and Participation discusses ways to promote women's leadership and the meaningful participation of HIV-positive women in any AIDS response. More

Gender on the Move: Working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective

Friday, January 25, 2013

Around the world, a record number of women are now migrating to seek work and better lives. For many, migration yields these benefits; for others, it carries dangerous risks, such as exploitation in domestic work, and vulnerability to violence. More

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