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20th anniversary of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, February 1, 2021

This publication gives an overview of the online conference marking the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It provides an overview of the discussion among the key stakeholders in the country and the region on the achievements and new challenges related to security of women and girls, and of key results of the implementation of resolution 1325 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Regional guidelines for risk assessment and risk management to prevent the recurrence and escalation of violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, January 25, 2021

The “Regional Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Risk Management to Prevent the Recurrence and Escalation of Violence Against Women” are designed to inform and support relevant authorities tasked with dealing with cases of violence against women, including institutions in the chain of protection of women from violence, when creating measures and policies to prevent violence against women and its escalation. The guidelines were developed by the Center of Women’s Rights, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the UN Women’s regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union.

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, December 11, 2020

This assessment aims to explore and understand how the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and men differently and how local communities are addressing it in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Focus on gender series - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, October 2, 2020

Focus on Gender Bosnia and Herzegovina is a series of publications addressing specific areas of work on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is designed to give more insights on specific gender equality issues and proposed actions to policy makers, experts, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and representatives of international community.

Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Development

Monday, August 24, 2020

This toolkit offers ways on how to integrate gender equality principles into legislation and policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains guidelines, training curriculum, practical and easily applicable examples and excercises, produced by various stakeholders working on capacity building and improving the role of women in public and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The impact of COVID-19 on women's and men's lives and livelihoods in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary results from a Rapid Gender Assessment

Friday, July 17, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the relatively limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the main challenges faced by on women and men lives and livelihoods.

Voices of gender equality mechanisms on COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

In May 2020, UN Women initiated online consultations with gender equality mechanisms from 14 countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Partnership and Central Asia sub-regions to discuss challenges and priorities for the gender dimensions of the short- and long-term COVID-19 response.

Evaluation of the UN Women’s regional programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Report of the independent evaluation of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, conducted from July to December 2019. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the achievement of results and performance of the programme; identify and document lessons learned, good practices and innovations, success stories and challenges; identify strategies for replication and up-scaling; and provide actionable recommendations for future programme development.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on functioning of safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

In March 2020, UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a rapid assessment of the status of specialized services provided by eight shelters in the country to find out their immediate needs for sustaining their activities. This infographic is a visual representation of the collected data.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”

Brief on the gender perspective and guidance for all efforts related to COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020

UN Women is advocating for a gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery. This brief provides more information on the impact and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls and provides suggestions to effectively reflect the gender dynamics in the response and recovery.

Integral Regional Study. Is justice failing women survivors of violence? Action-oriented recommendations for effective prevention, protection and prosecution in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Friday, May 8, 2020

This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.

Baseline study on barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This publication explores barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outlines the activities of key contextual enablers, assesses to which extent political parties can be considered as gate keepers for participation of women in politics, explores the entry points for promoting participation of women in political and public life, and provides a deeper analysis of media and the presentation of women in politics.

Strategic approach to women candidates' success in election campaigns

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This brochure offers practical information that could help women candidates to better understand the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and impact of electorate's gender prejudice and stereotypes, as well as to develop their own approach to increasing their chances of success in the elections. It outlines general information about the election process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains practical instructions on how to plan and manage election campaigns.

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The report presents a summary of discussions and conclusions from the Second Regional Forum Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Essential services: analysis of the access to support services (health, police and justice and social services) for women belonging to marginalised groups who have experienced violence

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Research on availability of services on protection from domestic violence (police, center for social work, court and prosecutor's office, health care institutions) to marginalized groups of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina (women with disabilities, Roma women, women returnees and IDPs, rural women and elderly women).

Mapping of Sexual Violence Services in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Istanbul Convention calls for adequate and accessible support services for victims of sexual violence. In the Western Balkans and Turkey, these services are often missing, and where they do exist, they tend to be poorly implemented. This mapping report identifies the existing services in the region, examines their implementation, and highlights the gaps in service provision.

Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women's NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, November 29, 2019

This report examines the impact of NGO networking on advocacy efforts to promote the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Regional Report examines the violence and discrimination faced by Roma women in the areas of health care, child marriage, and institutional protection and support in cases of domestic violence. Based on survey findings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, this violence and discrimination is analyzed in the context of states' obligations to comply with anti-discrimination frameworks, such as national legislation, CEDAW, and the Istanbul Convention.

Data collection ‘by and for’ minoritized women

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief examines the lack of data on violence against minoritized women and highlights the importance of utilizing an intersectional approach to data collection and engaging ‘by and for’ in the data collection process.

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