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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

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

Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds"

Monday, June 19, 2017

The three-year programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,’ funded by the European Union, aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged groups of women. More

“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

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

Wednesday, December 28, 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

Making budgets work for gender equality in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia in gender-responsive budgeting by cooperating with national and local partners to tailor this approach to their priorities. More

Putting women at the forefront of peace and humanitarian action in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors. More

“Promoting Gender Responsive Policies and Budgets” - Lessons from South East Europe experiences in the period 2011-2013

Friday, March 18, 2016

The publication summarizes the know-how that emerged from the implementation of a three-year project on "Promoting Gender-responsive Policies in South East Europe" from 2011 to 2013. It captures the most important lessons learnt, the approaches used and accomplishments and challenges related to promoting gender-responsive budgeting in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as well as at the regional level. More

Annex to the 3rd Alternative Report On the Implementation of CEDAW and Women’s Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, July 1, 2013

Written by experienced female and male NGO activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Annex to the Third Shadow Report details the direct impact of the continuing political and economic crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina on women’s fundamental human rights. Examining enforcement and access to formal legal protection, the Annex includes data and analysis originally not in the Third Shadow Report, with a focus on marginalized women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More

Prevalence and characteristics of violence against women in BiH

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The first of its kind, this study explores the prevalence of private and community forms of violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where partner and domestic violence cases have long been viewed as a private family matter and many times remain unreported. More

Youth Say No To Violence

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This e-book is a reflection of how Bosnian youth perceive the problem of gender-based violence. UN Women wanted to give young people a voice to express their approach regarding preventing gender-based violence using multimedia. More

Countering violence with dialogue: Training module for gender-based violence and multi-religious dialogue

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina are largely excluded from multi-religious dialogue and peace building in state and religious projects. Part of the “Gender-based Violence and Multi-religious Dialogue” project jointly implemented by the TPO Foundation and Medica Zenica with the support of UN Women, this innovative Dialogue Against Violence training package helps practioners develop skills to overcome cultural stereotypes, behaviours and predetermined gender roles by providing clear insights and positive counter-arguments based on how Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and Islam see women’s rights and define gender policy. More

Survey on the prevalence of gender-based violence against female sex workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The purpose of this research is to provide information that will contribute to the development of strategies and interventions directed toward preventing gender‐based violence against sex workers and which will facilitate the providing of post‐violence support to sex workers who have suffered such violence. More

Alternative report on the implementation of CEDAW and women’s human rights in BiH

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Alternative Report is the result of a joint action of women's NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with supervision and support from the NGOs Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Banja Luka and "Rights for All" from Sarajevo. The Report provides an independent analysis of the difficulties and discrimination that women in Bosnia and Herzegovina face every day in exercising their rights. More

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