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Women and men engage in a range of activities on a daily basis. These include paid and unpaid work, domestic work, care work, volunteer work, education and learning, culture and sports, socializing and leisure, and personal care. Time Use Surveys provide data on the time spent on these various activities by women and men and allow for the analysis of gender-based differences in time allocation patterns across these activities. They are the only source for SDG indicator 5.4.1.
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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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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 project brief describes the Second Phase of the “UN Joint Programme for the Prevention of CEFM”, financed by Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which will identify and address the socio-economic needs of families experiencing multidimensional poverty where girls (and boys) are at risk of CEFM and improve their access to high-quality social services.
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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 study on the perception of men and boys on child, early and forced marriages in Turkey" presents a comprehensive analysis on how men's perceptions and attitudes act as an enabling or preventing factor for child, early and forced marriages. It provides important insights into creating behavioral change, and facilitating stronger engagement of men and boys towards the elimination of child, early and forced marriages and achieving gender equality.
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This brief presents emerging evidence on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the care economy. It highlights key measures needed to address the increase in unpaid care work as a result of the pandemic, ensure adequate compensation and decent working conditions for paid care workers, and enable the participation of paid and unpaid caregivers in the policy decisions that affect them.
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Gender in society perception Study explored the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women and men of Kyrgyzstan in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment in order to understand the remaining obstacles and develop recommendations on overcoming them.
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The study determines the economic impact of institutionalization of pre-school children and dependent family members' care services on the economy as a whole. It should also investigate and assess the need for preschool care and development services, determining what public expenditures are needed to meet this demand and provide opportunities for women to work.
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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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This is the first study that examines female inactivity in details, based on a large, representative sample of female citizens in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Data enable us to develop a profile of the “typical” inactive woman in the country, which can be then used to design policies to promote female activity, with particular emphasis on women whose inactivity is not their individual choice.
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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.
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WEPs signatory companies are expected to consider their sector, corporate culture, and current situation, in terms of gender equality and impact areas, and develop a solution in line with their targets and necessities. This guide aims to support companies in creating a roadmap for developing solutions in accordance with WEPs. The guide explains the scope of the principles, as well as indicators used to monitor them, and suggests policies to be followed during implementation.
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This brief demonstrates that public investment in early childhood education would be key to creation of decent jobs in Turkey, especially for women. According to the brief, public investment in early childhood education is more effective in job creation than public investment in physical infrastructure.
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The report aims to show that the fiscal prioritization of Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education expansion, and hence the building of a social infrastructure of care, over, for instance, investments in physical infrastructure/construction or cash transfers, presents an enormous potential for decent job creation, particularly in the femaledominated occupations and sectors.
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Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, UN Women’s flagship report, shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart.
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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