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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.

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.

Strategic approach to women candidates' success in election campaigns

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This brochure offers practical information that could help women candidates to better understand the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and impact of electorate's gender prejudice and stereotypes, as well as to develop their own approach to increasing their chances of success in the elections. It outlines general information about the election process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains practical instructions on how to plan and manage election campaigns.

UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex. This policy brief by the UN Secretary-General explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.

Putting women at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The publication provides an overview of UN Women's response, solutions and approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and Central Asia region. UN Women is working to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are both integrated as a cross-cutting commitment in prevention, response and recovery, and made an integral factor in effective COVID-19 mitigation strategies and actions.

Gender-responsive evaluation of the “Strategy for the protection and integration of the Roma national minority into Ukrainian society until 2020”

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The evaluation looks into the gender responsiveness and impact of policy design, implementation and monitoring and reviews alignment with the national policies promoting gender equality. The findings of the evaluation lessons will inform the development of the next post-2020 Roma strategy and action plan in accordance with the European and international standards, as well as the relevant national legal and policy frameworks, particularly those on human rights and gender equality.

Regional assessment of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

This report presents a review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and its interplay with the implementation of the first four years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Gender equality: Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights.

Announcement on the process for leadership of Generation Equality Action Coalitions

Monday, February 17, 2020

Become a part of UN Women's strong, vibrant and results-driven constituency of partners, Generation Equality Action Coalitions.

Generation Equality and 2020 information note

Monday, February 17, 2020

2020: A Transformative Year for Gender Equality

Light the Dark national campaign report and safety mapping analysis

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Women and men demand safer, more accessible and violence-free public spaces, finds UN Women Turkey's "Light the Dark national campaign report and safety mapping analysis".

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.

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