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Women in Central Asia call on politicians, leaders and partners to advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Central Asia. In raising their voices, they call for removal of barriers to their meaningful participation in peace processes, building solidarity and support for women across the subregion, and ensuring safety for women human rights defenders and peace activists, amongst others.
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In September 2021, UN Women brought together more than 30 women peacebuilders, mediators and civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to discuss challenges, build solidarity and put forward recommendations to advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Central Asian subregion.
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The brief explains the overall achievements on women, peace and security in Moldova and presents UN Women's work and impact as well as best practices in this area.
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This guidelines explore the possibilities for the localization process of UNSCR 1325. The localization of UNSCR 1325 and the supporting women, peace and security resolution as well as costing and budgeting local and national action plans could significantly contribute to eliminating gaps in implementation.
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The Country Gender Equality Profile will serve as an analytical and operational document, including an overview of opportunities to address the gaps identified through desk review and analysis. The report analyses the gender equality situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of governance, political participation, and decision-making; economic environment; healthcare and social protection; education; civic participation; and human security.
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The “Looking beyond 2020: Advancing women, peace and security” consultations were organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the UN Women Georgia Country Office. As a result of the consultations, participants issued concrete and actionable recommendations to remove barriers to women’s meaningful participation in peace processes at the formal and informal levels.
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This publication gives an overview of the online conference marking the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It provides an overview of the discussion among the key stakeholders in the country and the region on the achievements and new challenges related to security of women and girls, and of key results of the implementation of resolution 1325 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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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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General Recommendations #1-37 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is a catalogue of authoritative interpretations of the CEDAW articles by CEDAW Committee to be used by the civil servants and civil society for the improved understanding, implementation and monitoring of the Convention.
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The Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine were provided by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to Ukraine on 3 March 2017. They highlight the existing gaps and identify the actions required by Ukraine to address issues related to women’s human rights and represent the road map for the implementation of the CEDAW during the coming four years before the next state report on the implementation of the CEDAW.
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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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This simplified version of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was developed together with survivors of violence from Moldova. The guide contains only some CEDAW articles selected by women survivors of violence and are described from their point of view in order to help other women improve their knowledge and stand for their rights.
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This Guide provides the Ministry of Internal Affairs and General Staff of Ukraine with the practical tools to include gender perspectives in the security sector reform process, based on international and national commitments on gender equality and women's rights (including but not limited to CEDAW, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security etc.)
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This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors.
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Conducted in October 2014, this study analyses the inclusion of women in Kosovo’s political institutions and parties. It outlines the challenges and obstacles women face to increased participation in decision-making positions in public institutions, and makes several recommendations. Implemented by Kosovo’s Agency for Gender Equality with support of UN Women via the joint UNDP and European Union project, Women, Peace and Security, the study is the first activity in Kosovo’s Action Plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
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Intended for gender experts, governments and the public, Pathway to Gender Equality uses practical materials and identifies strategic entry points and specific ways in which the MDGs, CEDAW and BPfa correspond and support each other. After a preliminary mapping of gender equlality issues raised by each MDG, the book provides the corresponding obligations and commitments under CEDAW and BPfA, and outlines how the MDGs can be used to implement them.
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Originally developed by UN Women Cambodia, this infographics leaflet simply and comprehensively provides the basics on fundamental women's rights documents such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the global (post-2015 development agenda and the Commission on the Status of Women.
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This study highlights the main consequences of sexual violence during the Kosovo armed conflict; analyses the current state of reparations for those crimes; and details the most desirable ways to provide survivors redress for these crimes. It examines sexual violence in armed conflicts from international human-rights treaties and related legislation from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and Kosovo.
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Written by experienced female and male NGO activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Annex to the Third Shadow Report details the direct impact of the continuing political and economic crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina on women’s fundamental human rights. Examining enforcement and access to formal legal protection, the Annex includes data and analysis originally not in the Third Shadow Report, with a focus on marginalized women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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This report captures experiences, good practices and lessons learned from initiatives that supported network-building during the UN Women project on implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Western Balkans. The ‘Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans Phase II 2008-2011’ project supported implementing gender-sensitive security sector reform and engaging women and women’s organisations in peace processes at the regional, national and local levels, mainly in Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia.