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Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia: Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue

Friday, February 21, 2020

This study presents the findings of an application of a method developed for the United Kingdom (UK) to the case of the North Macedonia, which estimates the annual fiscal cost of public investment in early childhood education and care services. In particular, the study examines several important outcomes of investing in early childcare: direct and indirect employment creation; impact on gender employment gap; related increases in tax revenues.

Investing in free universal childcare in North Macedonia: Policy options and recommendations

Friday, February 21, 2020

This brief summarizes findings and recommendations from the study "Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia - Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue," authored by Jerome De Henau and Nikica Mojsovska-Blazevski.

Report: Second Reginal 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.

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.

Funding intersectional violence against women and girls (VAWG) services

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief highlights the value that ‘by and for’ organizations bring to the fight to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and examines how the current funding landscape jeopardizes the existence and autonomy of these organizations.

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.

The value of intersectionality in understanding violence against women and girls

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief explores the concept of intersectionality as a tool to analyze and understand the intersection of gender with other inequalities/oppressions (e.g., sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, indigeneity, immigration status, disability) in the context of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

This report presents a summary of the discussions held during the first Regional Forum on Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Integrated Policies – Integrated Approach Mapping of Policies and Legislation on Violence Against Women and the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - Executive Summary

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Produced by European Women’s Lobby under the EU-UN Women programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” on ending violence against women, this report offers a regional analysis of policies and legislation on violence against women in relation to the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

DOING IT RIGHT: Making women’s networks accessible with a special focus on women from minority and disadvantaged groups

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This report analyzes how to increase the accessibility of civil society networks, especially for women from minority and disadvantaged groups. It offers an overview of the current situation regarding the accessibility of networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

‘A THOUSAND WAYS TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS’: An analysis of existing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) approaches for minoritized women and girls in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This report highlights the main challenges that ‘by and for’ women’s organizations across the Western Balkans and Turkey face in incorporating an intersectional approach, as well as in monitoring and reporting on Istanbul Convention implementation, monitoring and reporting to Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and engaging with the EU accession process.

Implementing Norms, Changing Minds - Newsletter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Funded by the European Union and implemented by UN Women, the three-year programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’, aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The newsletter highlights stories of women leading change to end violence against women in the region as well as news and the latest updates on the development of the programme.

Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds"

Monday, June 19, 2017

The three-year programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,’ funded by the European Union, aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged groups of women.

National Research on Low Female Labour Market Participation (Quantitative based evidence from a new survey)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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.

“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”

Thursday, May 25, 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.

Policy Brief - Investing in social care for gender equality and inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, March 31, 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.

Making budgets work for gender equality in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 13, 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.

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