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Invisible Battalion: Women's Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Invisible Battalion: Women’s Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine presents research on women’s participation in military operations conducted in the anti-terroristic organizations (ATO) zone in the East of Ukraine (Donbass area). The study details women’s achievements and challenges arising from their integration in Ukraine’s Armed Forces. It analyses legal, social and structural barriers to women's participation in the military, reviews media coverage of military women and documents their voices.

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

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

Letters from rural women

Monday, November 10, 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.

Development of social enterprises: Potential for job creation for disadvantaged groups

Friday, August 1, 2014

Focusing on Tirana, Durrësi and Elbasani, this study provides an overview of social enterprises in Albania and identifies their characteristics and potential for development. It assesses the capacities of unemployed girls and women, and examines how state institutions, local businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) can support employment. It also reviews Albanian social enterprises’ legal status, beneficiaries, services, challenges and the impact of their activities on disadvantaged women and girls.

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.

Gender Responsive Budgeting Textbook

Friday, November 1, 2013

UN Women has long provided technical and financial support to gender-based budgeting initiatives worldwide. This textbook, which can incorporated into university curricula, provides a comprehensive overview of gender-responsive budgeting from basic budgeting and planning concepts to methodologies and global implementation examples.

Gender Barometer in Serbia: Development and Everyday Life

Monday, October 14, 2013

First conducted in Serbia in 2006, the Gender Barometer Survey was the first survey to offer a complex analysis of everyday life in Serbia from a gender perspective. The survey presents a complex analysis of everyday life from a gender perspective, analyses trends over time and provides a perspective on the ways gender in Serbia is being transformed.

Stories of rural women

Saturday, August 17, 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.

Women’s participation in politics and decision-making in Albania

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This public perception survey produced comprehensive and reliable data to assess women’s current participation in Albania’s politics and decision-making that could then be used to inform future measures. It measured this against data from 2008 and used it to identify problems to be addressed. Among its findings: A significant majority of interviewees said that women were under-represented in politics and decisions-making because of a political environment dominated by aggressive men.

Domestic Violence in Albania: National Population-based Survey

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This national survey on domestic violence in Albania comes from close cooperation between the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the Swedish Government. Based on Albania’s Baseline Survey of 2007, this survey recognises that national data on domestic violence in Albania is necessary to develop effective policies and action plans for domestic violence response, intervention and protection, particularly violence against women.

Gender Wage Gap in Albania

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This report examines the wage differential between women and men in Albania. It finds that the gap is due largely to labour market rewards – men being able to charge more, experience loss by women, occupational segregation, lack of child care and part-time work – that disadvantage women and reduce their wages. It notes a reduction in the wage gap from 36 per cent in 2005 to 17.63 per cent in 2008.

Road Map and Costing of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This study provides insights into the Government of Albania’s actions and the measures it took to comply with its Istanbul Convention obligations and meet the Convention’s standards for services to gender-based and domestic violence survivors. It assesses the national resources required to meet Albania’s Convention obligations for services to prevent and combat violence against women, and describes existing services to better understand the Government’s funding allocations to meet those requirements.

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.

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.

Gender, Environment and Climate Change

Thursday, January 10, 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.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Public Administration

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This publication represents a summary of gender budgeting results achieved in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It aims to serve as a handbook for civil servants interested in gender-responsive budgeting and in mainstreaming gender in public administration. Gender Responsive Budgeting in Public Administration also offers a collection of gender-responsive budgeting experiences and challenges in order to assist and guide public servants and officials as they begin the process of mainstreaming gender public administration.

Womens Entrepreneurship in Serbia

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This baseline study provides recommendations to improve monitoring and the promotion of business environments for women and best ways to provide support to overcome obstacles faced by women running or starting a business. In a first, it develops a profile of women entrepreneurs in Serbia, and offers insights into the scope and characteristics of women entrepreneurship, factors that encourage women’s entrepreneurship and success, and obstacles women entrepreneurs face in Serbia

Discrimination of Women in the Labour Market in Serbia

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Despite significant efforts to develop legal and institutional frameworks to promote and achieve gender equality in Serbia, women continue to encounter discrimination in Serbia’s labour markets. The study uses data from a Victimology Society of Serbia project to analyse the scope and structure of the discrimination women face in Serbia’s labour markets, and examines social reactions to gender-based discrimination in labour markets.

Gender Equality and Local Governance

Friday, August 3, 2012

Based on activities implemented in Albania by UN Women in the UN Joint Program on Gender Equality and the recently completed “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project, this book also draws on materials from the first national conference on “Gender equality and local governance”, held in March 2011 in Tirana. This joint UN Women and EiG project publication suggests ways that local government units can implement international commitments and national policy on gender equality.

Guide, Community Mobilization for Empowerment of Vulnerable Women and Men

Friday, March 16, 2012

Updated to include Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) implementation 2011–2012 experiences, the Guide to Community Mobilization for Empowerment of Vulnerable Women and Men explains and promotes the benefits of community mobilization in rural Moldova. Recommended for anyone engaged in community empowerment efforts, including community members, national and international public and private organizations, elected and appointed LPA officials, local NGOs and civil society groups and community mobilizers.

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