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Invisible Battalion 2.0: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life

Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘Invisible Battalion 2.0’: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life” is a participatory and evidence-based study that summarizes the legal and normative frameworks guaranteeing women veterans’ peaceful reintegration into civil life in Ukraine. It illustrates how women veterans are using the services offered by the Government of Ukraine to enable their reintegration, and the challenges thereof, and proposes a roadmap to strengthen women veterans’ access to services for quality post-military lives, and how they can be better served based on these insights.

Midterm evaluation of the Ukrainian National Action Plan on implementation of UNSCR 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” until 2020

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (NAP 1325) can serve as important tools for governments, multilateral organizations and civil society organizations to support the translation of UNSCR 1325 into practical action and to strengthen women’s roles in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and security processes.

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive Reporting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive reporting provide a practical guide for the media to present an accurate portrait of men and women, the world and its possibilities, as well as integrating a gender lens into conflict reporting that involves respecting the key standards of journalistic professionalism which impartially presents verified information in a fair and balanced context, gives voice to marginalised actors, and shuns gender stereotypes.

Advancing Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia: UN Women Achievements in 2018

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This document gives a brief of UN Women's achievements in Europe and Central Asia in 2018 on ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in peace and security, promoting women's economic empowerment and security, encouraging women's leadership and political participation and gender responsive budgeting.

The Strategy for Prevention of and Response to the Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The present strategy provides guidance and recommendations on how governmental institutions of Ukraine, civil society organizations, international organizations and UN system can join efforts to effectively prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence. The publication was developed with the technical support of the UN Women Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in frames of the UN Women project "Gender Equality at the Center of Reforms, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Sweden.

Needs Assessment of Syrian Women and Girls Under Temporary Protection Status in Turkey

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

UN Women and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Immigrants (ASAM) undertook a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women with the aim of gathering information on the needs of refugee women and girls, the challenges they are facing to access services and identifying areas that need improvement.

Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense Sector in Ukraine in 2017

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense sector in Ukraine is a part of UN Women’s support to the Ukrainian Government’s efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This assessment was conducted as a part of the UN Women global “Women, Peace and Security Global Facility: From Resolutions to Accountability and Leadership” project in 2017.

Analysis of Vulnerabilities of Women and Men in the Context of Decentralization in the Conflict-Affected Areas of Ukraine

Thursday, December 28, 2017

“Analysis of Vulnerabilities of Women and Men in the Context of Decentralization in the Conflict-Affected Areas of Ukraine" unpacks the challenges in implementing decentralization reform in the conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It reveals entrenched inequalities and discriminatory attitudes, and provides evidence for looking beyond the averages and finding groups of women and men who have been left behind, and then to understand what their problems are.

Women and Violent Extremism in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This series of reports investigate and analyze the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism, and the effect of violent extremism on women in Central Asia and the Western Balkans.

Women's Human Insecurities Across Tajik-Kyrgyz Borders: An Assessment and Recommendations by Women Activists

Monday, August 14, 2017

The report presents the perceptions of women from the Kyrgyz/Tajik border about the insecurities that affect their community and it presents their proposed solutions. It is based on findings from two regional workshops; on consultations with women from the border regions of Tajikistan (Isfara and Ghafurov districts of Sughd region) and Kyrgyzstan (Batken and Ley Lek districts of Batken region); and on the Human Security Reports prepared by women in their own villages.

Putting women at the center of recovery and peace building

Monday, June 5, 2017

This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in the conflict affected regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes is one of the priority areas of work for UN Women in Ukraine.

Report on the Legal Rights of Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This report assesses EU member states' practice in terms of reviewing asylum applications of women survivors of gender-based violence. As demonstrated, Member States have taken disparate views as to when women can successfully claim refugee status on the grounds of gender-based persecution. The report concludes with a section on gender sensitive procedures for processing asylum claims. It also includes a series of recommendations to EU policy makers and member states to make their asylum system more gender responsive.

No one left behind: lessons learned from the grassroots social mobilization of women in Georgia

Monday, December 26, 2016

From 2010-2015, UN Women worked with local partner organizations, the TASO Foundation and the Women’s Information Center, to promote the social mobilization of internally-displaced, conflict-affected and ethnic minority women and girls in Georgia.

Women, Peace and Security: Guide for Ministry of Defence and General Staff of Ukraine

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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.)

Invisible Battalion: Women's Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Invisible Battalion: Women’s Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine presents research on women’s participation in military operations conducted in the anti-terroristic organizations (ATO) zone in the East of Ukraine (Donbass area). The study details women’s achievements and challenges arising from their integration in Ukraine’s Armed Forces. It analyses legal, social and structural barriers to women's participation in the military, reviews media coverage of military women and documents their voices.

Putting women at the forefront of peace and humanitarian action in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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.

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This is an assessment of the international and national response to the refugee crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia from a gender perspective carried out in Fall 2015.

Participation: The Role and Position of Women in Central and Local Institutions and Political Parties in Kosovo

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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.

Networking and network-building in Support of Women, Peace and Security: Experiences from the Western Balkans

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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.

4th International Conference, “On the Road to Empowering Women in Politics, Peace Processes and EU Integration”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This publication includes the proceedings, report and key results of the 4th international conference of the Regional Women’s Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice in South East Europe (RWL SEE), “On the Road to Empowering Women in Politics, Peace Processes and EU Integration”, held 18-19 September 2014 in Saranda, Albania. The Conference sought to establish a regional forum where women in politics and CSOs could work to increase women’s participation in Western Balkans peace, security and justice processes, within the framework of European Integration.

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