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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.

Rapid gender assessment of the situation and needs of women in the context of COVID-19 in Ukraine

Monday, May 18, 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictive measures exposes all groups of women to higher risks of losing incomes and savings, it significantly increases the burden of unpaid care work, exposes women and children to domestic violence and exacerbates vulnerabilities of those facing multiple forms of discrimination, reveals the new study developed by UN Women Ukraine.

Capacity needs assessment of women’s groups and civil society organizations advocating for gender equality and women’s rights in Ukraine

Monday, May 11, 2020

Following the principle "Nothing about us, without us," this study aims to better understand the capacity of women's organisations in Ukraine as the first step to improving assistance on the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to create a baseline against which to measure future capacity development efforts. These findings can be used by the civil society, the government stakeholders and the donor community in their planning, coordination and capacity building initiatives.

Gender-responsive evaluation of the “Strategy for the protection and integration of the Roma national minority into Ukrainian society until 2020”

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The evaluation looks into the gender responsiveness and impact of policy design, implementation and monitoring and reviews alignment with the national policies promoting gender equality. The findings of the evaluation lessons will inform the development of the next post-2020 Roma strategy and action plan in accordance with the European and international standards, as well as the relevant national legal and policy frameworks, particularly those on human rights and gender equality.

Analytical report of the findings of the baseline survey of public perceptions and attitudes towards gender-based violence against women

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

This document is the full text of the findings of the "Survey on perception of gender-based violence" as well as of the basic gender stereotypes from among the populations of three conflict-affected regions in Eastern Ukraine. The study also provides an overview of relevant legislative frameworks, summary of the findings of previous surveys in Ukraine and the quotes from the interviews and focus group discussions.

Invisible Battalion 2.0: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life

Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘Invisible Battalion 2.0’: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life” is a participatory and evidence-based study that summarizes the legal and normative frameworks guaranteeing women veterans’ peaceful reintegration into civil life in Ukraine. It illustrates how women veterans are using the services offered by the Government of Ukraine to enable their reintegration, and the challenges thereof, and proposes a roadmap to strengthen women veterans’ access to services for quality post-military lives, and how they can be better served based on these insights.

Women in Arts: 25 stories of women artists in Ukraine

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

This brochure is a collection of interviews and short biographies of the 25 nominees of the Women in Arts 2019 Award. Among them are outstanding female painters, sculptors, composers, performers, film directors, actresses, screenwriters, writers, poets, curators of cultural projects and art managers who share their experiences as women working in the arts.

Midterm evaluation of the Ukrainian National Action Plan on implementation of UNSCR 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” until 2020

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (NAP 1325) can serve as important tools for governments, multilateral organizations and civil society organizations to support the translation of UNSCR 1325 into practical action and to strengthen women’s roles in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and security processes.

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive Reporting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive reporting provide a practical guide for the media to present an accurate portrait of men and women, the world and its possibilities, as well as integrating a gender lens into conflict reporting that involves respecting the key standards of journalistic professionalism which impartially presents verified information in a fair and balanced context, gives voice to marginalised actors, and shuns gender stereotypes.

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Brief Guide to the Intersectional Approach through the Implementation of CEDAW and CRPD in Ukraine

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Guide supports key stakeholders to help facilitate the full inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls with disabilities. It aims to assist in understanding of the intersectionality of human rights and provides practical recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of two key Conventions: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Gender Equality: It's time

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This brief provides a summary of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women focuses on increasing women's leadership and participation, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes, and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine. 

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine provides an overview of the UN and national human rights instruments on the rights of LBTIQ women and a summary of the situation with respect to their rights in Ukraine. The publication aims to support the civil society activists advocating for the integration of LBTIQ rights into Ukrainian legislation and policies.

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit helps practitioners and civil society identify infrastructural and communication barriers that prevent women and girls with disabilities from fully exercising their human rights. The toolkit can be used by local governments and service providers in inclusive local planning, budgeting, and provision of services. It can also guide representatives of civil society, gender equality and disability rights advocates, as well as women and men with disabilities to advocate for the elimination of identified barriers.

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide was developed to guide practitioners in the government, parliament, civil society and women’s groups, academic institutions, and development agencies to assess compliance of the national laws with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It enables the practioners to provide appropriate recommendations for ensuring that new and existng laws are compatible through a CEDAW-based legal review.

The Strategy for Prevention of and Response to the Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The present strategy provides guidance and recommendations on how governmental institutions of Ukraine, civil society organizations, international organizations and UN system can join efforts to effectively prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence. The publication was developed with the technical support of the UN Women Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in frames of the UN Women project "Gender Equality at the Center of Reforms, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Sweden.

The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The brochure “The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of CEDAW” provides an assessment of the state of human rights of Roma women in Ukraine and the analysis of how the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses their rights.

Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense Sector in Ukraine in 2017

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense sector in Ukraine is a part of UN Women’s support to the Ukrainian Government’s efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This assessment was conducted as a part of the UN Women global “Women, Peace and Security Global Facility: From Resolutions to Accountability and Leadership” project in 2017.

General Recommendations #1-37 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

General Recommendations #1-37 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is a catalogue of authoritative interpretations of the CEDAW articles by CEDAW Committee to be used by the civil servants and civil society for the improved understanding, implementation and monitoring of the Convention.

Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast

Saturday, December 30, 2017

“Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast was conducted in partnership with Donetsk Civil-Military State Administration, Kramatorsk City Council, the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and the People with Disabilities of Donetsk Oblast during October-November 2017. This initiative was supported in the framework of the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” funded by the European Union".

Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine were provided by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to Ukraine on 3 March 2017. They highlight the existing gaps and identify the actions required by Ukraine to address issues related to women’s human rights and represent the road map for the implementation of the CEDAW during the coming four years before the next state report on the implementation of the CEDAW.

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