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The findings of the assessment reveal inter alia a very low number of protection orders issued in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. This points out to low awareness of survivors of domestic violence about this protection mechanism, as well as poor quality of the legal advice received in such cases. Additionally, the assessment results show that there is a high burden of proof imposed on survivors and that children witnesses of domestic violence are rarely recognized as victims of domestic violence.
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The research looks into how the implementation of good practices on community policing could contribute to prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls at the community level. This publication also provides recommendations to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine on community policing and prevention violence against women and girls.
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A practitioner's guide to the community mobilization for empowerment (CME) is a step-by-step manual on the process of implementing community mobilization for empowerment, intended for the mobilizers in local communities, civil society organizations' staff and volunteers, as well as members of the self-help groups. The foundations for CME are based on human rights and gender equality. The process helps to address discrimination and to demonstrate the benefits of embracing diversity.
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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.
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This handbook provides guidance for media organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina for addresing violence against women issues in a responsible way on their news coverage.
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UN Women in Moldova engaged 30 outlets from print, online and broadcast media in a process of self-assessment of their coverage from a gender perspective. As a result, 37 broadcast, print and online media outlets signed a commitment to respect gender equality principles and outlined concrete actions they will take in this direction. UN Women also supported media partners to increase women’s visibility by connecting them to successful women leaders. This resulted in 340 success stories of women from different walks of life and all corners of Moldova that featured in different types of media.
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This study on media reporting on gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina calls for more responsible and ethical reporting around this issue and urges media to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence.
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This paper is an account of vulnerable groups in Moldova and an expert assessment of decentralization's consequences for them. It classifies Moldova's vulnerable groups and presents national and international evidence to document their situation and problems. It discusses why each group is vulnerable and underlying causes for their vulnerability. The paper analyzes current policies and their negative effects on the vulnerable, provides an account of good practices and makes detailed recommendations going forward.