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UN Women impact stories series

Monday, October 5, 2020

This series, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls

Keep the promise, accelerate the change: Taking stock of gender equality in Europe and Central Asia 25 years after Beijing

Friday, October 2, 2020

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.

Gender equality in local governance and services

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The publication provides the most recent data about women's political participation, practical guideline about gender equality, gender responsive budgeting, gender responsive governance and good practices on how to strengthen women's participation in political life.

Women's voices, knowledge, and leadership at the heart of humanitarian action

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Women in Serbia play a key role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as front-line healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. This publication features inspiring stories of 13 extraordinary women working tirelessly at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic.

Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Development

Monday, August 24, 2020

This toolkit offers ways on how to integrate gender equality principles into legislation and policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains guidelines, training curriculum, practical and easily applicable examples and excercises, produced by various stakeholders working on capacity building and improving the role of women in public and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The impact of COVID-19 on women's and men's lives and livelihoods in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary results from a Rapid Gender Assessment

Friday, July 17, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the relatively limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the main challenges faced by on women and men lives and livelihoods.

Spotlight on gender, COVID-19 and the SDGs: Will the pandemic derail hard-won progress on gender equality?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Health emergencies such as COVID-19, and the response to them, can exacerbate gender inequality and derail hard-won progress not only on SDG 3 but on all the SDGs. This paper draws insights from emerging data and shines a spotlight on the long-term impact of the crisis on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The paper concludes by outlining policy priorities drawn from the evidence presented.

Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey brochure

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), aims at supporting women’s political leadership and participation in decision-making processes in Turkey. The brochure gives a brief presentation of the project that has been implemented since 2014.

The economic and social impact of COVID-19 on women and men: Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey which is deepening the pre-existing gender inequalities. A new study entitled "Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey" conducted by UN Women Turkey and financed by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) reveals the different socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on women and men.

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.

Voices of gender equality mechanisms on COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

In May 2020, UN Women initiated online consultations with gender equality mechanisms from 14 countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Partnership and Central Asia sub-regions to discuss challenges and priorities for the gender dimensions of the short- and long-term COVID-19 response.

Rapid gender assessment of the situation and needs of women in the context of COVID-19 in Ukraine

Monday, May 18, 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictive measures exposes all groups of women to higher risks of losing incomes and savings, it significantly increases the burden of unpaid care work, exposes women and children to domestic violence and exacerbates vulnerabilities of those facing multiple forms of discrimination, reveals the new study developed by UN Women Ukraine.

Prevention: Violence against women and girls and COVID-19

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.

Capacity needs assessment of women’s groups and civil society organizations advocating for gender equality and women’s rights in Ukraine

Monday, May 11, 2020

Following the principle "Nothing about us, without us," this study aims to better understand the capacity of women's organisations in Ukraine as the first step to improving assistance on the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to create a baseline against which to measure future capacity development efforts. These findings can be used by the civil society, the government stakeholders and the donor community in their planning, coordination and capacity building initiatives.

Integral Regional Study. Is justice failing women survivors of violence? Action-oriented recommendations for effective prevention, protection and prosecution in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

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.

Armenia country gender equality brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Armenia, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.

Belarus country gender equality brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Belarus, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.

Gender equality and the COVID-19 outbreak: Key messages and advocacy points from the Europe and Central Asia Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This short guidance note, prepared by the UN Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, provides key messages and recommendations on gender and COVID-19 to help guide and inform country-level response efforts and ensure that integration of gender remains a priority focus of interventions across the Europe and Central Asia region.

COVID-19: Promoting positive gender roles in marketing and advertising

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In an effort to address the impacts of COVID-19, companies are developing a number of socially beneficial communications for the public. It is essential that these communications avoid harmful stereotypes and seek to depict positive and progressive gender portrayals.

Baseline study on barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This publication explores barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outlines the activities of key contextual enablers, assesses to which extent political parties can be considered as gate keepers for participation of women in politics, explores the entry points for promoting participation of women in political and public life, and provides a deeper analysis of media and the presentation of women in politics.

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