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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.

Women in Arts: 25 stories of women artists in Ukraine

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

This brochure is a collection of interviews and short biographies of the 25 nominees of the Women in Arts 2019 Award. Among them are outstanding female painters, sculptors, composers, performers, film directors, actresses, screenwriters, writers, poets, curators of cultural projects and art managers who share their experiences as women working in the arts.

Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Regional Report examines the violence and discrimination faced by Roma women in the areas of health care, child marriage, and institutional protection and support in cases of domestic violence. Based on survey findings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, this violence and discrimination is analyzed in the context of states' obligations to comply with anti-discrimination frameworks, such as national legislation, CEDAW, and the Istanbul Convention.

Funding intersectional violence against women and girls (VAWG) services

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief highlights the value that ‘by and for’ organizations bring to the fight to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and examines how the current funding landscape jeopardizes the existence and autonomy of these organizations.

Data collection ‘by and for’ minoritized women

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief examines the lack of data on violence against minoritized women and highlights the importance of utilizing an intersectional approach to data collection and engaging ‘by and for’ in the data collection process.

The value of intersectionality in understanding violence against women and girls

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief explores the concept of intersectionality as a tool to analyze and understand the intersection of gender with other inequalities/oppressions (e.g., sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, indigeneity, immigration status, disability) in the context of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Brochure on UN Women's work in Turkey

Friday, August 23, 2019

This brochure provides information about UN Women Turkey's work on gender equality. UN Women's priority areas are humanitarian action, leadership and political participation and ending violence against women in Turkey. The brochure gives insights on programmes, projects, partnerships, and gender statistics in Turkey.

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.

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Quarterly Newsletter

Friday, July 5, 2019

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) shares a quarterly newsletter to highlight news, stories and upcoming events from the region. The newsletter focuses on our priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can accelerate progress across the board. In addition to the highlights from the previous quarter, recent campaigns and advocacy work, UN Women ECA RO newsletters cover thematic areas of empowering women in the economy, leadership and political...

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Brief Guide to the Intersectional Approach through the Implementation of CEDAW and CRPD in Ukraine

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Guide supports key stakeholders to help facilitate the full inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls with disabilities. It aims to assist in understanding of the intersectionality of human rights and provides practical recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of two key Conventions: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

UN Women Analysis of the Capacities for the Implementation of Council of Europe Convention of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Violence against Women in Police and Free Legal Aid Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

This assessment analyses the capacities of police and free legal aid sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). It provides recommendations to address identified gaps and possibilities for improvements in the two targeted sectors.

Good Practices in Responding to Domestic Violence a Comparative Study

Friday, May 31, 2019

The publication, “Good practices in responding to domestic violence: A comparative study" provides an overview of available comparative information from four selected countries in order to show various approaches and models of action in cases of domestic violence. Pursuant to internationally recognised good-practice initiatives, two countries in the European Union (Austria and Spain) and two countries of the Western Balkans (Albania and Serbia) were covered by this study.

2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Gender Equality: It's time

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This brief provides a summary of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women focuses on increasing women's leadership and participation, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes, and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine. 

'Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Turkey, Iraq and Jordan' Factsheet - Turkey Country Facts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This publication introduces the social, economic and labour market landscape in Turkey with a focus on women and girls in the context of refugee response. Prepared within the framework of UN Women regional programme “Strengthening Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey,” the factsheet on the Turkey component provides information about initiatives to support refugee women and girls in the country.

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine provides an overview of the UN and national human rights instruments on the rights of LBTIQ women and a summary of the situation with respect to their rights in Ukraine. The publication aims to support the civil society activists advocating for the integration of LBTIQ rights into Ukrainian legislation and policies.

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Gender Accessibility Audit Toolkit helps practitioners and civil society identify infrastructural and communication barriers that prevent women and girls with disabilities from fully exercising their human rights. The toolkit can be used by local governments and service providers in inclusive local planning, budgeting, and provision of services. It can also guide representatives of civil society, gender equality and disability rights advocates, as well as women and men with disabilities to advocate for the elimination of identified barriers.

Evaluation of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Serbia National Strategy for Gender Equality

Friday, April 5, 2019

Participated by over 100 stakeholders, the evaluation of Serbia's National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Serbia National Strategy for Gender Equality 2016–2018 examined Serbia’s efforts for creating a gender equal society. It took stock of the following key criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide was developed to guide practitioners in the government, parliament, civil society and women’s groups, academic institutions, and development agencies to assess compliance of the national laws with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It enables the practioners to provide appropriate recommendations for ensuring that new and existng laws are compatible through a CEDAW-based legal review.

Leaving no one behind: A Presentation of the key findings from UNESCO and UN Women reports on the intersection of SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents the key findings of the UNESCO report "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe" and UN Women report "Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality and SDG 4 on quality education.

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