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The war in Ukraine has had devasting impact on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition and energy poverty. The ensuing cost-of-living crisis has acutely threatened women’s livelihoods, health, and wellbeing and stymied progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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This study contains research and evidence on needs and priorities of young women affected by war and is aimed at facilitating advocacy initiatives for young women to voice their concerns and demands. The study is developed by UN Women Ukraine together with NGO Internews Ukraine.
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“The practical guide to gender analysis of legislation and draft regulations” offers a single approach to gender analysis, based on the relevant international standards and leading foreign and national cases in ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men. It aims to provide effective tools and practical advice that may be useful at every stage of the gender legal analysis.
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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.
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“Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast was conducted in partnership with Donetsk Civil-Military State Administration, Kramatorsk City Council, the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and the People with Disabilities of Donetsk Oblast during October-November 2017. This initiative was supported in the framework of the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” funded by the European Union".
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The Gender Accessibility Audit identified the information and communication challenges, as well as the infrastructure barriers, which restrict access of women with disabilities to public services, causing their exclusion. The Audit report also provides a set of recommendations developed by women and men with disabilities to be included in the local programmes and budgets by the Kramatorsk City Council.
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“Analysis of Vulnerabilities of Women and Men in the Context of Decentralization in the Conflict-Affected Areas of Ukraine" unpacks the challenges in implementing decentralization reform in the conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It reveals entrenched inequalities and discriminatory attitudes, and provides evidence for looking beyond the averages and finding groups of women and men who have been left behind, and then to understand what their problems are.
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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in all areas and promotes women’s and girls’ equal rights. CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of CEDAW that describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world, summarizes the articles of CEDAW and specifies how to implement and monitor it.