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In the UN Decade for Action on Gender Equality, people around the world have pledged to move from rhetoric to action and to work together to drive lasting change, starting now. Through the 2021 Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and France, world leaders and partners committed to eliminating gender inequalities and to financing and implementing laws, policies, and programmes to meet priority actions and targets in a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality. The aim is simple but profound: deliver irreversible, quantifiable results for women and girls in all their diversity.
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The report summarizes UN Women’s key areas of progress and results during the first five months of the full-fledged war in Ukraine. The lives of women and men across Ukraine have been profoundly impacted by the crisis brought on by the escalation to a full-fledged war on 24 February 2022. UN Women acted swiftly to ensure that women and girls affected by the war are supported and that the humanitarian response to the crisis is gender sensitive.
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During November and December 2021, during the 16 Days of Activism campaign, UN Women aimed at focusing the public discourse around the issue of sexual violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to deepen the discussions on specific challenges in protection of and support for survivors of sexual violence.
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UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) supported partners in the region by convening a series of subregional consultations to examine achievements, challenges, and gaps as well as actions to aintegrate gender equality into climate change policies both at the local and regional level. For this purpose, UN Women ECA RO partnered with the Government of Turkemnistan in organizing virtual sub-regional consultations for Central Asia and with the Government of Serbia, for the subregional consultations for the Western Balkan countries and Turkey in February 2022.
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This report presents the outcomes of the #RaiseYourVoice campaign launched by UN Women Turkey under the 16 Days of Activism in 2021 to draw attention to violence against women and raise awareness about what individuals can do when they witness violence.
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The brief on the "Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian and Host Community Women by Evidence-Based Data and Gender Responsive Support"project created under the Regional Refugee Resilience Plan (3RP) provides information about the project's details.
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The brief explains the overall achievements on women, peace and security in Moldova and presents UN Women's work and impact as well as best practices in this area.
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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.
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The Awake Not Sleeping collection of reimagined fairy tales invites young readers, educators, or important adults in a child’s life to awaken curiosity about gender equality and building respectful and equal relationships. 28 fairy tales from across Europe and Central Asia offer ‘a sliding door’ in people's minds and can help change how people see and think about women and girls’ roles, rights, and leadership.
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To map out media practices and assess the overall quality of reporting on violence against women and girls on social media, UN Women joined forces with the BeFem non-governmental organization (NGO) to conduct an analysis entitled, ‘Bad as usual, in unusual times’ with the support of Norwegian embassy in Belgrade.
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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.
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This publication features the findings of safety audits of public spaces, as well as the results of online surveys and focus group discussions conducted with women from the conflict-affected communities of Soledar and Toretsk in Donetsk region and Novoaidar and Zolote in Luhansk region, in eastern Ukraine.
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This publication intends to support policy makers, employers, and activists by sharing UN Women’s work on this topic and offering new guidance on policy and practice on sexual harassment.
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This discussion paper on cultural change needed to end sexual harassment offers inputs on training, victim-focused work, rational reporting and collective ownership. It recognizes the work of the global women’s movements that put the issue in the spotlight, the women who led the international clamour for recognition of their voices and accountability for all perpetrators.
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The report offers a concise, data-driven look at the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and issues a clarion call for stepping up progress to realize the promises of Beijing. It covers countries from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and it is based on available data and information in the regional and global databases.
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The present report, submitted pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 73/146, provides information on measures taken by Member States and activities carried out within the United Nations system to eliminate trafficking in women and girls. The report focuses on efforts to address the gender dimensions of trafficking, with a special focus on the economic drivers and consequences of trafficking, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trafficking of women and girls.
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Pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 73/149 on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation, the present report provides information on the prevalence of the practice worldwide and its impact on women and girls, with reference to the most recent data and evidence.
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The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/148, provides information on measures taken by Member States and activities carried out within the United Nations system to eliminate violence against women and girls. The report emphasizes the urgency of efforts to eliminate violence against women in the context of COVID-19 as well as reporting on advances in eliminating sexual harassment. The report includes conclusions and specific recommendations for future action.
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This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.
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This brief explains how companies are responding to the problem of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations on the measures that could be taken.