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The guidance provides a research-based analysis of perpetrator programmes in the region or the potential to develop them, within the framework of minimum standards for practice outlined by the European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, and the Istanbul Convention. As the first analysis of this kind, the document outlines recommendations for further development of survivor safety-oriented perpetrator programmes, to end violence against women in the region.
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The "Feasibility Study on Women-Owned Businesses Access to Finance in Bosnia and Herzegovina" sheds light on the key denominators and challenges when it comes to women's access to financing schemes and gaps in donor support/market failures. It also recommends different approaches to improving acess to finances for women entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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This evaluation report documents the results of the "Changing the attitudes and behavior of police officers through the implementation of norms for the protection of victims of violence in the Tuzla Canton" project in relation to its specific objectives and expected results. It further identifies good practices and lessons learned to inform designing of similar interventions in the future.
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the ten Municipalities of Aerodrom, Bitola, Gjorche Petrov, Gostivar, Kochani, Kriva Palanka, Shtip, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.
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This report presents the outcomes of the #RaiseYourVoice campaign launched by UN Women Turkey under the 16 Days of Activism in 2021 to draw attention to violence against women and raise awareness about what individuals can do when they witness violence.
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The policy paper “Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence: A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policymakers in the Western Balkans and Turkey” aims to serve national policymakers and women’s civil society organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey as a learning tool for establishing and providing support services to women and children who experienced sexual violence, to eventually inform a national service provision framework.
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The handbook on ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in Armenia and their Greater Integration into Markets and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities amid COVID-19’ examines the importance of the digital economy, women’s economic empowerment, and emergent challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. It offers approaches to empowering women and girls in their education, career and entrepreneurial choices, and explores the relationship between the digital economy/ICT sector and women’s economic empowerment in Armenia.
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The region's first 'Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo' was a comprehensive virtual event held between 27-29 April 2021. This report presents how interactive ideas generation sessions and networking expanded the potential of women entrepreneurs. It offers entrepreneurial learning and resources on topics related to: business blueprint modelling; branding and marketing; entering demand-supply and value chains; rethinking digital sales and e-commerce; financial goals and resilience building; and developing and pitching winnable business plans.
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The research looks into how the implementation of good practices on community policing could contribute to prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls at the community level. This publication also provides recommendations to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine on community policing and prevention violence against women and girls.
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The findings of the assessment reveal inter alia a very low number of protection orders issued in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. This points out to low awareness of survivors of domestic violence about this protection mechanism, as well as poor quality of the legal advice received in such cases. Additionally, the assessment results show that there is a high burden of proof imposed on survivors and that children witnesses of domestic violence are rarely recognized as victims of domestic violence.
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Women in Serbia play a key role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as front-line healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. This publication features inspiring stories of 13 extraordinary women working tirelessly at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic.
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This brief presents emerging evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG). The brief advocates for measures that prevent and respond to VAWG in the current circumstances of lockdown as well as for investments that ensure the safety of women and girls in longer-term recovery plans.
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The guidelines offer practical guidance to the national governments and service providers in the Western Balkans and Turkey on how to better respond to the needs of women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and once lockdown measures are lifted.
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This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.
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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).
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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.
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The research identifies barriers to the development of women's entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan. The research aims to address existing data gaps and, more importantly, to provide conclusions and recommendations that will enable political and policy measures to increase women's entrepreneurship and economic opportunities in the country.
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Flyer on violence
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Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual stories of impact, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) annual report presents main aggregated results achieved by its 25 active projects. It highlights the process and outcomes of its fourth grant-making cycle, 2018–2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. The report also features FGE’s South-South and triangular cooperation strategy, a few impact news from past projects, and two grantee partners’ op-eds.
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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.