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The first issue of the magazine presents a selection of UN Women’s contributions and achievements in gender-responsive budgeting in the Western Balkans.
This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors.
Participation: The Role and Position of Women in Central and Local Institutions and Political Parties in Kosovo
Conducted in October 2014, this study analyses the inclusion of women in Kosovo’s political institutions and parties. It outlines the challenges and obstacles women face to increased participation in decision-making positions in public institutions, and makes several recommendations. Implemented by Kosovo’s Agency for Gender Equality with support of UN Women via the joint UNDP and European Union project, Women, Peace and Security, the study is the first activity in Kosovo’s Action Plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Healing the Spirit: Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence Related to the Armed Conflict in Kosovo
This study highlights the main consequences of sexual violence during the Kosovo armed conflict; analyses the current state of reparations for those crimes; and details the most desirable ways to provide survivors redress for these crimes. It examines sexual violence in armed conflicts from international human-rights treaties and related legislation from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and Kosovo.
Networking and network-building in Support of Women, Peace and Security: Experiences from the Western Balkans
This report captures experiences, good practices and lessons learned from initiatives that supported network-building during the UN Women project on implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Western Balkans. The ‘Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans Phase II 2008-2011’ project supported implementing gender-sensitive security sector reform and engaging women and women’s organisations in peace processes at the regional, national and local levels, mainly in Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia.