Assessing the lights and shadows of COVID-19: A gender analysis of pandemic-related impacts on women and girls in Europe and Central Asia
This gender analysis identifies the most significant impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality in the region in order to inform gender-sensitive national response, recovery, planning and investment. It examines the impacts in five areas that were identified as priorities for ECA during the 2019 Regional Review Meeting on implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing+25). Key actions for sustainable recovery are also presented, with detailed recommendations. More
- Political empowerment (13)
- Leadership and political participation (11)
- Decision-making (8)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (6)
- Parliamentary development (4)
- Electoral systems and processes (4)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Peace and security (2)
- Gender power relations (2)
- Crisis response and recovery (1)
- UN Security Council resolution 1325 (1)
- Citizen engagement (1)
- Gender stereotypes (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Gender statistics (1)
- Temporary special measures, affirmative action (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (1)
- Health (1)
- Gender mainstreaming (1)
- Planning and monitoring (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
- Civil society participation (1)
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The IPU–UN Women “Women in politics: 2021” map presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2021. The data shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State or Heads of Government, as well as for the global share of women ministers.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Under the "Women in Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina" project, UN Women produced a Guide intended to inform political parties in considering different strategies for strengthening women's political participation and their political influence in political processes by reinforcing parties’ internal structures. The Guide is intended for all political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of whether they have dealt with gender equality issues on a systemic level before or not.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief shines a light on the critical role of women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19 and preparing for a more equitable recovery. In addition to considering the pandemic’s immediate impacts on women’s political participation, the brief demonstrates the opportunity to “build back better” by including and supporting women, and the organizations and networks that represent them, in the decision-making processes that will ultimately shape the post-pandemic future.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The briefing note is prepared for women leaders and politicians to guide them in the planning and implementation of gender-sensitive COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The “Women in politics: 2019” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2019. The map shows progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels.
Monday, June 25, 2018
This research is to identify obstacles to women's participation in the electoral process in Albania and how these may vary across the regions of the country.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Project supports the effective communication of the mission and vision of the Committee on Equal Opportunity for Women and Men (EOC) of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, both within the parliament and with a broad range of external actors. The Project will provide opportunities to exchange experience with other parliaments internationally. It will also develop tools for the effective communication and cooperation of the EOC with gender equality advocates at the local and national level.
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.
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.