Keep the promise, accelerate the change: Taking stock of gender equality in Europe and Central Asia 25 years after Beijing
The report offers a concise, data-driven look at the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and issues a clarion call for stepping up progress to realize the promises of Beijing. It covers countries from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and it is based on available data and information in the regional and global databases. More
- Anti-violence interventions (18)
- Ending violence against women and girls (13)
- COVID-19 (10)
- Access to justice and legal protection (8)
- Shelters (6)
- Service delivery (4)
- Legal assistance (4)
- Health (4)
- Laws, legislation (4)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (4)
- Primary prevention (4)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (3)
- Women’s rights (3)
- Health care services (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- Crisis response and recovery (2)
- Gender discrimination (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Gender stereotypes (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Gender power relations (2)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (2)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (2)
- Inheritance rights (1)
- Partnerships (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Temporary special measures, affirmative action (1)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (1)
- Productive resources (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Employment (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (1)
- Poverty (1)
- Gender mainstreaming (1)
- Harmful practices (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
This brief provides a short overview of first-year achievements of the 3-year programme “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence”. The programme seeks to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men by shifting social perceptions around gender roles, tackling gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in childcare and other domestic responsibilities.
Friday, October 2, 2020
Focus on Gender Bosnia and Herzegovina is a series of publications addressing specific areas of work on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is designed to give more insights on specific gender equality issues and proposed actions to policy makers, experts, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and representatives of international community.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief presents emerging evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG). The brief advocates for measures that prevent and respond to VAWG in the current circumstances of lockdown as well as for investments that ensure the safety of women and girls in longer-term recovery plans.
Friday, June 19, 2020
The guidelines offer practical guidance to the national governments and service providers in the Western Balkans and Turkey on how to better respond to the needs of women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and once lockdown measures are lifted.
Friday, June 19, 2020
UN Women has developed tools for businesses and employers designed to shine a light on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide clear advice on key measures that can be taken at all levels within the organization.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
In March 2020, UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a rapid assessment of the status of specialized services provided by eight shelters in the country to find out their immediate needs for sustaining their activities. This infographic is a visual representation of the collected data.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”
Thursday, May 21, 2020
This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.
Monday, May 18, 2020
UN Women is advocating for a gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery. This brief provides more information on the impact and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls and provides suggestions to effectively reflect the gender dynamics in the response and recovery.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
This brief provides background information on the root causes and risk factors that explain why violence against women occurs in the first place. It highlights how the context of COVID-19 is exacerbating those factors and the impact it is having on rates of violence against women and the ability to undertake evidence-based prevention work in the current context. It provides indicative interventions that can be undertaken during social distancing.
Friday, May 8, 2020
This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.
Friday, May 1, 2020
This research on permanent alimony investigates whether there is a need for a new regulation, problems in implementation and the issue of violence against women in cases with alimony claims.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Guide to social and health protection rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
This study looks at the different dimensions of sexual harassment and other forms of gender based violence against women and girls in urban public spaces in the cities of Shkodra and Korça.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
This report presents a summary of the discussions held during the first Regional Forum on Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The following booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls, from the Beijing Platform for Action to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.