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“Promoting Gender Responsive Policies and Budgets” - Lessons from South East Europe experiences in the period 2011-2013
The publication summarizes the know-how that emerged from the implementation of a three-year project on "Promoting Gender-responsive Policies in South East Europe" from 2011 to 2013. It captures the most important lessons learnt, the approaches used and accomplishments and challenges related to promoting gender-responsive budgeting in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as well as at the regional level.
A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.
Containing main partner testimonies and success stories, this best-practices brochure describes the innovative “one-window” information services model piloted and implemented by Joint Information and Services Bureaus (JISBs), which provide Republic of Moldova rural populations access to coordinated, gender-sensitive information on social protection, employment, agriculture, business development and land in one place.
Vulnerability Study, Taxonomy and possible decentralization policy implications for vulnerable groups in Moldova
This paper is an account of vulnerable groups in Moldova and an expert assessment of decentralization's consequences for them. It classifies Moldova's vulnerable groups and presents national and international evidence to document their situation and problems. It discusses why each group is vulnerable and underlying causes for their vulnerability. The paper analyzes current policies and their negative effects on the vulnerable, provides an account of good practices and makes detailed recommendations going forward.