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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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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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This report is based on findings prior to and during the 2017 parliamentary elections. It presents a detailed analysis of the standards of political parties in Albania from a gender perspective.
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This publication details the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, which formally commits Europe’s local and regional governments to the principle of equality of women and men. Part I of the Charter introduces its six fundamental principles. Part II describes the specific steps signatories should carry to implement the Charter’s provisions. Part III presents the Charter’s 30 articles by areas of competences.
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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 brochure provides basic introduction about gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and benefits of GRB for local administrations.
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This publication represents a summary of gender budgeting results achieved in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It aims to serve as a handbook for civil servants interested in gender-responsive budgeting and in mainstreaming gender in public administration. Gender Responsive Budgeting in Public Administration also offers a collection of gender-responsive budgeting experiences and challenges in order to assist and guide public servants and officials as they begin the process of mainstreaming gender public administration.
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Based on activities implemented in Albania by UN Women in the UN Joint Program on Gender Equality and the recently completed “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project, this book also draws on materials from the first national conference on “Gender equality and local governance”, held in March 2011 in Tirana. This joint UN Women and EiG project publication suggests ways that local government units can implement international commitments and national policy on gender equality.