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A gender analysis of 477 government socio-economic policy responses adopted in 18 countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia over the first year of COVID-19, reveals that only 7 per cent specifically reference women and can be classified as gender-sensitive. This calls for governments to prioritize gender-responsive policy responses in the context of COVID-19 and emergencies. Measures recorded were in relation to social protection, labour market, and economic, fiscal and business stimulus.
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This brief is a consolidation of some of the best practices introduced in 2020 across UN Women ECA offices on building a culture of experimentation. It showcases innovative approaches that can be further replicated across the region to provide solutions for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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The policy briefs present the outcomes of the series of the subregional virtual consultations udnertaken in October-November 2020 and outline structural and legal barriers women and girls face, demands from feminists and women's rights advocates and key recommendations for the Generation Equality Forum.
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Drawing on the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, a global database compiled by UNDP and UN Women, this factsheet provides an overview of policy measures adopted by governments in Europe and Central Asia across three key dimensions: the surge in violence against women and girls, the increased burden of unpaid care work, and women’s economic insecurity due to losses in income, livelihood and jobs.
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This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.