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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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The policy paper “Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence: A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policymakers in the Western Balkans and Turkey” aims to serve national policymakers and women’s civil society organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey as a learning tool for establishing and providing support services to women and children who experienced sexual violence, to eventually inform a national service provision framework.
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This report captures Kosovar citizens’ knowledge of the gender equality legal framework, their perceptions and expectations regarding gender-based roles and behavior at home, and their attitudes towards changing or improving gender equality, violence against women, and domestic violence.
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The “Regional Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Risk Management to Prevent the Recurrence and Escalation of Violence Against Women” are designed to inform and support relevant authorities tasked with dealing with cases of violence against women, including institutions in the chain of protection of women from violence, when creating measures and policies to prevent violence against women and its escalation. The guidelines were developed by the Center of Women’s Rights, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the UN Women’s regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union.
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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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The Istanbul Convention calls for adequate and accessible support services for victims of sexual violence. In the Western Balkans and Turkey, these services are often missing, and where they do exist, they tend to be poorly implemented. This mapping report identifies the existing services in the region, examines their implementation, and highlights the gaps in service provision.
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The factsheet ‘Leaving No One Behind in HIV response: data from Eastern Europe and Central Asia’ is an infographic project that aims to provide an overview of the main and most recent HIV-related issues and trends in the region. Based on the extensive analysis of UNAIDS data and statistics, the factsheet identifies the status and needs of the most affected and vulnerable groups.
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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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This brochure provides an assessment of the state of human rights of women living with HIV in Ukraine and the analysis of how the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses their rights.
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Reparations for conflict-related sexual violence remain a pressing issue in many parts of the world. The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the fore, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors.
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This compendium by “MEASURE Evaluation” presents gender-sensitive HIV-related indicators that can be used for a gender-balanced HIV response. The indicators aim to raise Central Asian stakeholders' awareness and understanding of the response to the HIV epidemic from a gender equality perspective. They can be used to monitor progress in eliminating gender-based inequalities in HIV responses and to evaluate programmes that address specific gender-equality HIV interventions.
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Despite international commitments, HIV-positive women's participation and voices are largely missing from decision-making in HIV and AIDS responses. The second in a series of resource guides dedicated to strategies that incorporate gender equality and women's rights into national HIV and AIDS responses, Transforming the National AIDS Response: Advancing Women's Leadership and Participation discusses ways to promote women's leadership and the meaningful participation of HIV-positive women in any AIDS response.
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The training manual, Role of the Family in HIV Reduction in the Republic of Uzbekistan, presents basic HIV/AIDS information with a gender equality perspective, proposes measures to reinforce the national HIV/AIDS response in Uzbekistan and outlines methodological issues in HIV-training.