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This report captures Kosovar citizens’ knowledge of the gender equality legal framework, their perceptions and expectations regarding gender-based roles and behavior at home, and their attitudes towards changing or improving gender equality, violence against women, and domestic violence.
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The “Regional Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Risk Management to Prevent the Recurrence and Escalation of Violence Against Women” are designed to inform and support relevant authorities tasked with dealing with cases of violence against women, including institutions in the chain of protection of women from violence, when creating measures and policies to prevent violence against women and its escalation. The guidelines were developed by the Center of Women’s Rights, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the UN Women’s regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union.
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The Istanbul Convention calls for adequate and accessible support services for victims of sexual violence. In the Western Balkans and Turkey, these services are often missing, and where they do exist, they tend to be poorly implemented. This mapping report identifies the existing services in the region, examines their implementation, and highlights the gaps in service provision.
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Reparations for conflict-related sexual violence remain a pressing issue in many parts of the world. The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the fore, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors.
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This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors.
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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.
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This study highlights the main consequences of sexual violence during the Kosovo armed conflict; analyses the current state of reparations for those crimes; and details the most desirable ways to provide survivors redress for these crimes. It examines sexual violence in armed conflicts from international human-rights treaties and related legislation from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and Kosovo.
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This report captures experiences, good practices and lessons learned from initiatives that supported network-building during the UN Women project on implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Western Balkans. The ‘Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans Phase II 2008-2011’ project supported implementing gender-sensitive security sector reform and engaging women and women’s organisations in peace processes at the regional, national and local levels, mainly in Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia.