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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”

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.

Brief on the gender perspective and guidance for all efforts related to COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020

UN Women is advocating for a gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery. This brief provides more information on the impact and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls and provides suggestions to effectively reflect the gender dynamics in the response and recovery.

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.

Integral Regional Study. Is justice failing women survivors of violence? Action-oriented recommendations for effective prevention, protection and prosecution in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Friday, May 8, 2020

This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.

Call to Action to Women Leaders: Gender-sensitive COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The briefing note is prepared for women leaders and politicians to guide them in the planning and implementation of gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Armenia country gender equality brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Armenia, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.

Belarus country gender equality brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Belarus, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.

Evaluation brief of the UN Women’s regional programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The brief summarizes the report of the independent evaluation of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, conducted from July to December 2019. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the achievement of results and performance of the programme; identify and document lessons learned, good practices and innovations, success stories and challenges; identify strategies for replication and up-scaling; and provide actionable recommendations for future programme development.

Research on Permanent Alimony in Turkey. Summary of the report.

Friday, May 1, 2020

This research on permanent alimony investigates whether there is a need for a new regulation, problems in implementation and the issue of violence against women in cases with alimony claims.

Voices of women's organizations on COVID-19: April 2020 sub-regional consultations

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

To bring women’s views and solutions to the forefront of discussions and decisions on COVID-19 response, UN Women initiated rapid consultations with women’s organizations across the Europe and Central Asia region. The consultations provided an opportunity to hear directly about the specific risks and challenges that women and girls face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; they also focused on the opportunities and solutions they are providing so that the strategic focus of support can be adjusted in a gender-responsive manner to reflect their differentiated experience.

Gender in society perception study, Kyrgyz Republic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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.

HeForShe Turkey - Fenerbahçe Sports Club Partnership

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

HeForShe is a global solidarity movement initiated by UN Women inviting men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. Recognizing the power of sports to change lives, UN Women Turkey is collaborating with sports organizations to empower women and girls and tear down gender barriers and discrimination. In 2018, UN Women Turkey and Fenerbahçe Sports Club joined forces with the support of Tüpraş, one of the companies of Koç Holding, and Impact Champion of HeForShe.

Gender equality and the COVID-19 outbreak: Key messages and advocacy points from the Europe and Central Asia Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This short guidance note, prepared by the UN Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, provides key messages and recommendations on gender and COVID-19 to help guide and inform country-level response efforts and ensure that integration of gender remains a priority focus of interventions across the Europe and Central Asia region.

Baseline study on barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This publication explores barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outlines the activities of key contextual enablers, assesses to which extent political parties can be considered as gate keepers for participation of women in politics, explores the entry points for promoting participation of women in political and public life, and provides a deeper analysis of media and the presentation of women in politics.

Strategic approach to women candidates' success in election campaigns

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This brochure offers practical information that could help women candidates to better understand the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and impact of electorate's gender prejudice and stereotypes, as well as to develop their own approach to increasing their chances of success in the elections. It outlines general information about the election process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains practical instructions on how to plan and manage election campaigns.

Putting women at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The publication provides an overview of UN Women's response, solutions and approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and Central Asia region. UN Women is working to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are both integrated as a cross-cutting commitment in prevention, response and recovery, and made an integral factor in effective COVID-19 mitigation strategies and actions.

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.

Regional assessment of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

This report presents a review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and its interplay with the implementation of the first four years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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