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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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This project brief describes the Second Phase of the “UN Joint Programme for the Prevention of CEFM”, financed by Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which will identify and address the socio-economic needs of families experiencing multidimensional poverty where girls (and boys) are at risk of CEFM and improve their access to high-quality social services.
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This publication and accompanying infographic summarize the activities and results of the campaign Generation Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which took place from July to December 2021.
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UN Women’s collaboration with Fenerbahçe Sports Club aims to advance gender equality in and through sports, to eliminate gender stereotypes and transform harmful social norms in the sports ecosystem, to create an inclusive and safe environment for women and girls in sport and to encourage men and boys to become active allies in advancing gender equality by supporting UN Women’s HeForShe Movement.
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Annual Regional Innovation report by UN Women Europe and Central Asia, gives an insight into the key innovation initiatives and approaches adopted by the Innovation Facility from 2020 to 2021.
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This report describes the results of an eight-month Youth Engagement Initiative led by UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), aiming to provide a space for young activists not as recipients and beneficiaries, but as active agents of change in the processes of transformative actions of the Generation Equality journey.
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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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Research on media reporting on gender-based violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020 aims to show the characteristics of media reporting on this topic.
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The Compendium covers the work of the UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past five years in working with the media, assessing their needs and capacities, and strengthening their role in preventing violence against women and girls and domestic violence.
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Guidelines for gender-responsive sports organizations have been developed as a trail-blazing effort to translate the UN Women’s Sports for Generation Equality principles into a feasible step-by-step guide. The guidelines are structured to help sports organizations in terms of empowerment of women and girls and advancement of gender equality through concrete and quantifiable actions and indicators. They aim to mobilize action on gender equality in day-to-day and overall operations.
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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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This report provides the results of the first youth-led regional campaign of UN Women, #YOUthdemand. Prepared by the national gender youth activists, the report highlights the demands of the youth across the region and summarise the #YOUthdemand Gender Equality session conducted at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico following the social media campaign.
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This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.
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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 brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas—leadership, gender-based violence, economic opportunities, media participation and representation, and girls’ participation in sport—and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.
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UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region officially launched the Innovation Facility in 2019 to create region-wide innovative leadership and learning within UN Women and amongst its partners. This publication gives an insight into the key innovation principles and approaches adopted and innovation projects being developed in the region as part of the new Ideas Campaign to "re-think challenges" and "improve solutions" for gender equality.
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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 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.
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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.