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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”

25 May 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

31 March 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

GRB Comics: “Briefly about gender budget”

21 April 2016

Support for gender-responsive policies, programming and budgets has been an important priority area of UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region. This comic “Briefly about gender budget” provides a basic insight into gender-responsive budgeting through the story of a grandfather and a granddaughter. It’s an advocacy material developed to promote a better understanding of gender-responsive budgeting and policies among the wider public, particularly among civil society organizations. More

Making budgets work for gender equality in Europe and Central Asia

13 April 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

13 April 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

Letters from rural women

10 November 2014

A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural Kyrgyzstan women to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines what happened after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services. More

National review of the 20th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action in Kyrgyzstan

10 November 2014

National review of the 20th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action More

Pathway to Gender Equality

25 January 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

Global processes towards the achievement of gender equality

25 January 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

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

25 January 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

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

25 January 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

Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

25 January 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

Stories of rural women

17 August 2013

A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services. More

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

25 January 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

Gender, Environment and Climate Change

10 January 2013

Using photos by Eric Gourlan and the “BIOM” Ecological Movement, Gender, Environment and Climate Change examines how climate change is affecting gender relations in the Kyrgyz Republic, particularly for rural women and female-headed households., and provides gender and climate risk policy recommendations. More

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