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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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The "Feasibility Study on Women-Owned Businesses Access to Finance in Bosnia and Herzegovina" sheds light on the key denominators and challenges when it comes to women's access to financing schemes and gaps in donor support/market failures. It also recommends different approaches to improving acess to finances for women entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the ten Municipalities of Aerodrom, Bitola, Gjorche Petrov, Gostivar, Kochani, Kriva Palanka, Shtip, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.
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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 handbook on ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in Armenia and their Greater Integration into Markets and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities amid COVID-19’ examines the importance of the digital economy, women’s economic empowerment, and emergent challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. It offers approaches to empowering women and girls in their education, career and entrepreneurial choices, and explores the relationship between the digital economy/ICT sector and women’s economic empowerment in Armenia.
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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 region's first 'Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo' was a comprehensive virtual event held between 27-29 April 2021. This report presents how interactive ideas generation sessions and networking expanded the potential of women entrepreneurs. It offers entrepreneurial learning and resources on topics related to: business blueprint modelling; branding and marketing; entering demand-supply and value chains; rethinking digital sales and e-commerce; financial goals and resilience building; and developing and pitching winnable business plans.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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The research identifies barriers to the development of women's entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan. The research aims to address existing data gaps and, more importantly, to provide conclusions and recommendations that will enable political and policy measures to increase women's entrepreneurship and economic opportunities in the country.
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Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual stories of impact, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) annual report presents main aggregated results achieved by its 25 active projects. It highlights the process and outcomes of its fourth grant-making cycle, 2018–2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. The report also features FGE’s South-South and triangular cooperation strategy, a few impact news from past projects, and two grantee partners’ op-eds.
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WEPs signatory companies are expected to consider their sector, corporate culture, and current situation, in terms of gender equality and impact areas, and develop a solution in line with their targets and necessities. This guide aims to support companies in creating a roadmap for developing solutions in accordance with WEPs. The guide explains the scope of the principles, as well as indicators used to monitor them, and suggests policies to be followed during implementation.
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Written by experienced female and male NGO activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Annex to the Third Shadow Report details the direct impact of the continuing political and economic crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina on women’s fundamental human rights. Examining enforcement and access to formal legal protection, the Annex includes data and analysis originally not in the Third Shadow Report, with a focus on marginalized women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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This baseline study provides recommendations to improve monitoring and the promotion of business environments for women and best ways to provide support to overcome obstacles faced by women running or starting a business. In a first, it develops a profile of women entrepreneurs in Serbia, and offers insights into the scope and characteristics of women entrepreneurship, factors that encourage women’s entrepreneurship and success, and obstacles women entrepreneurs face in Serbia