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Report: Regional Forum Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Thursday, February 21, 2019

This report presents a summary of the discussions held during the first Regional Forum on Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

Integrated Policies – Integrated Approach Mapping of Policies and Legislation on Violence Against Women and the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - Executive Summary

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Produced by European Women’s Lobby under the EU-UN Women programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” on ending violence against women, this report offers a regional analysis of policies and legislation on violence against women in relation to the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

Case Management in Shelters

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The aim of this manual is to enhance and strengthen the response of domestic violence service providers. It provides confidential, effective and professional support to victims of domestic violence by focusing on the delivery of services through victim-centered support. This manual provides an overview on the day-to-day management of gender-based and domestic violence cases based on best practices for assistance and protection within the Kosovo shelters, in particular the Safe House Gjakova... 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

Early Marriage: The Capacity and Knowledge Assessment of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian CSOs

Saturday, September 1, 2018

This assessment examines the understanding and knowledge of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian CSOs on law and institutional mechanisms mandated to work with children at risk from early marriages and reported cases in Kosovo. 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

Legal Education Guide for the Civil Society Organizations on Protection of Women against Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Legal Education Guide is drafted based on international standards and instruments that guarantee women’s rights, and provide basis for legal protection for violence against women, sexual violence and domestic violence, including the review of the national legal framework in Kosovo. 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

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

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

Wednesday, August 31, 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

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

Establishing and Strengthening an Association of Women Police- The Case of the Association of Women in Kosovo (under UN SCR 1244) Police

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This report presents lessons learned and best practices from the establishment of the Association of Women in the Kosovo Police (AWKP), extensively supported by the UN Women office in Kosovo from 2010 on. Drawing on the AWKP, the report highlights key steps in creating an association of women police. It concludes with recommendations on issues that can emerge during this process. More

Budget Allocation for Domestic Violence Services at Municipal Level; Functionality of Coordination Mechanisms and Knowledge on Gender-responsive Budgeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This assessment aims to gain a better understanding of gender-responsive budgeting at the municipal level in Kosovo. To do this, it examines how gender-responsive budgeting coordination mechanisms function and tests their members' knowledge and application of gender-responsive budgeting. It examines if Dragash, Gjakova and Gjilan municipalities have a budget line for domestic violence and how they budget domestic violence support services. More

Guidebook on Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The result of work by the Kosovo Judicial Institute with support from UN Women, this guidebook provides a brief, clear overview of international and national legislation and mechanisms designed to protect women from domestic violence. Filled with clear instructions for Kosovo judges and prosecutors on applying the Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, it also provides information that the police, NGOs and victims of violence will find useful, including steps a victim of violence can take. More

Brochure on Property Rights

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This UN Women in Kosovo brochure is a guide to the legal aid system and provides women in Kosovo with information on property rights; the right to inheritance; property in marriage or non registered marriage; the legal aid system; and on accessing laws. The brochure explains procedural safeguards so women can identify the best way to gain their property rights, while emphasizing how this enables them to be a driving force in the law’s implementation. More

E-book on 16 Days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women in 2013

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

This e-book was produced during the online 16 days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women held in Kosovo in 2013 from. It contains 16 stories on 16 gender-based violence themes Each interview has a link to the video of the message of the role model chosen to represent re specific theme. The e-book’s first pages provides facts and figures on gender-based violence. More

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