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Project Brief - Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women's rights and gender equality in Turkey

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The three-year project, "Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey," financed by the European Union, aims to help women’s rights groups, women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs improve their capacity to influence national and local women’s rights and gender equality agendas. 


EU 4 Gender Equality: Year 1 Overview and Achievements

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This brief provides a short overview of first-year achievements of the 3-year programme “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence”. The programme seeks to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men by shifting social perceptions around gender roles, tackling gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in childcare and other domestic responsibilities.

Assessing the lights and shadows of COVID-19: A gender analysis of pandemic-related impacts on women and girls in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, June 4, 2021

This gender analysis identifies the most significant impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality in the region in order to inform gender-sensitive national response, recovery, planning and investment. It examines the impacts in five areas that were identified as priorities for ECA during the 2019 Regional Review Meeting on implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing+25). Key actions for sustainable recovery are also presented, with detailed recommendations.

UNECE - UN Women series: Rethinking care economy and empowering women for building back better

Friday, June 4, 2021

The reports of this series focus on rethinking the care economy and empowering women; present key findings and conclude with policy recommendations. The series of knowledge products feature regional analysis of Europe and Central Asia on unpaid work, regional investment study, and country reports of Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova.

Gender and refugee response training series: Turkey regional refugee and resilience plan

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The training intended to build the capacity of actors working with the 3RP in Turkey to incorporate gender perspectives into programming and policies. The training was organized by UN Women, with financial contributions from the government of the EU, Government of Japan, Iceland and Sweden.

#YOUthdemand campaign report

Monday, May 17, 2021

This report provides the results of the first youth-led regional campaign of UN Women, #YOUthdemand. Prepared by the national gender youth activists, the report highlights the demands of the youth across the region and summarise the #YOUthdemand Gender Equality session conducted at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico following the social media campaign.

Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The report presents an analysis of the initial and differing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and men in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia . The report outlines government measures and subsequent budget rebalancing and reveals anlysis on the initial gender impact with focus on country specific selected sectors.

Training package for healthcare professionals on engaging men in prenatal care

Thursday, May 6, 2021

This training package was created to help healthcare professionals engage with men during pregnancy and childbirth and to promote active fatherhood. Accompanied by slides for use in presentations, and including prenatal visit practice with roleplaying exercises, it is intended to help health providers better engage with fathers.

Country gender equality profile of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Country Gender Equality Profile will serve as an analytical and operational document, including an overview of opportunities to address the gaps identified through desk review and analysis. The report analyses the gender equality situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of governance, political participation, and decision-making; economic environment; healthcare and social protection; education; civic participation; and human security.

Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, April 1, 2021

As a part of the regional effort, UN Women conducted a Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) survey in Bosnia and Herzegovina seeking to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on the population and specific implications of the impact on gender inequalities. The assessment concentrates on the gender aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on how women’s and men’s lives have been impacted and changed in the face of COVID-19.

Policy briefs on Beijing+25 subregional consultations

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The policy briefs present the outcomes of the series of the subregional virtual consultations udnertaken in October-November 2020 and outline structural and legal barriers women and girls face, demands from feminists and women's rights advocates and key recommendations for the Generation Equality Forum.

Digitally empowered generation equality: Women, girls and ICT in the context of COVID-19 in selected Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

Monday, March 1, 2021

This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.

Resource package on engaging men during pregnancy and childbirth

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The "Resource package on engaging men during pregnancy and childbirth" was created for use by healthcare professionals to help them engage with men during pregnancy and childbirth and to promote active fatherhood. It also provides tools for health practitioners to evaluate their facility’s policies and procedures, and success in raising overall awareness around the importance of engaging men in maternal and child health.

A training manual: Women in preventing and countering violent extremism

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This training manual is designed for actors involved in the prevention and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) in Europe and Central Asia including state officials, members of non-governmental organizations, community activists, staff of UN agencies, international and regional organizations to help them understand violent extremism’s gender dimensions.

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.

Papa Schools Manual

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Papa Schools Manual was created for use by facilitators working with Papa Schools to engage men in active fatherhood and caregiving, gender equality, and violence prevention. It includes a series of sessions to enable men to reflect and build collective support for making positive, healthy changes in their lives.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the municipalities of North Macedonia

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the Municipalities of Gjorche Petrov, Kochani, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.

Political parties and gender equality: A guide to inside-out transformation

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Under the "Women in Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina" project, UN Women produced a Guide intended to inform political parties in considering different strategies for strengthening women's political participation and their political influence in political processes by reinforcing parties’ internal structures. The Guide is intended for all political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of whether they have dealt with gender equality issues on a systemic level before or not.

Consequences of COVID-19 on women’s and men’s economic empowerment

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

This rapid gender assessment report aims to understand the different dimensions of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to tackle it have affected the lives of women and men in Serbia. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.

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