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The report summarizes UN Women’s key areas of progress and results during the first five months of the full-fledged war in Ukraine. The lives of women and men across Ukraine have been profoundly impacted by the crisis brought on by the escalation to a full-fledged war on 24 February 2022. UN Women acted swiftly to ensure that women and girls affected by the war are supported and that the humanitarian response to the crisis is gender sensitive.
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The policy analysis includes gender and human rights analysis of normative and policy framework on decentralization, analysis of existing practices of provision of services in Amalgamated Territorial Communities (ATCs) for women and men, especially those in vulnerable situation, including in the context of COVID-19 outbreak, and participation of women in local development, from the perspective of GE and HRBA.
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the ten Municipalities of Aerodrom, Bitola, Gjorche Petrov, Gostivar, Kochani, Kriva Palanka, Shtip, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.
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The Manual for Facilitators: Gender Sensitive Refugee Response Programmes - Capacity Development Training for Civil Society Organizations aims to ensure continuous capacity development for a more gender-responsive refugee response, focused on front-line service providers, civil society organizations that work with/for the refugee and host communities, including those involved in programme design and implementation. 
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During the Third Regional Forum on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, representatives from governments, regional institutions and civil society from the Western Balkans and Turkey adopted a road map to advance work with perpetrators, leverage data through establishing femicide watches, promote social norms that favour equality, and make necessary amendments in laws, policies and budgets to provide fully funded, sustainable and high-quality services for survivors of violence.
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Women in Central Asia call on politicians, leaders and partners to advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Central Asia. In raising their voices, they call for removal of barriers to their meaningful participation in peace processes, building solidarity and support for women across the subregion, and ensuring safety for women human rights defenders and peace activists, amongst others.
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In September 2021, UN Women brought together more than 30 women peacebuilders, mediators and civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to discuss challenges, build solidarity and put forward recommendations to advance the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Central Asian subregion.
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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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The Compendium covers the work of the UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past five years in working with the media, assessing their needs and capacities, and strengthening their role in preventing violence against women and girls and domestic violence.
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The report "OSH Profile and decent work in Kosovo: Gender Equality Perspective”, is designed to match the OSH profile key components and serves to the purpose of highlighting gender mainstreaming issues in occupational safety and health in general. This report assesses each OSH aspect, it key references on what types of questions to be asked to understand gender mainstreaming requirements in the safety, health, education, management and enforcement aspects.
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This guidelines explore the possibilities for the localization process of UNSCR 1325. The localization of UNSCR 1325 and the supporting women, peace and security resolution as well as costing and budgeting local and national action plans could significantly contribute to eliminating gaps in implementation.
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This publication summarizes the activities and results of the UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 Days of Activism campaign in 2020, "Turn off violence against women and girls", which had the aim to increase awareness regarding the impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls victims of violence.
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As a part of the regional effort, UN Women conducted a Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) survey in Bosnia and Herzegovina seeking to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on the population and specific implications of the impact on gender inequalities. The assessment concentrates on the gender aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on how women’s and men’s lives have been impacted and changed in the face of COVID-19.
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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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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 publication intends to support policy makers, employers, and activists by sharing UN Women’s work on this topic and offering new guidance on policy and practice on sexual harassment.
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This rapid gender assessment report aims to understand the different dimensions of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to tackle it have affected the lives of women and men in Serbia. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.
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This brief presents emerging evidence on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the care economy. It highlights key measures needed to address the increase in unpaid care work as a result of the pandemic, ensure adequate compensation and decent working conditions for paid care workers, and enable the participation of paid and unpaid caregivers in the policy decisions that affect them.
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The Rapid Gender Assessment examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and livelihood of women and men in North Macedonia. It provides insights to the situation at a specific moment in time between the outbreak of COVID-19 and field research conducted between 8 and 20 May. It provides recommendations for policymakers to integrate gender perspectives in policies and measures during the response and recovery phases.
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The guidelines offer practical guidance to the national governments and service providers in the Western Balkans and Turkey on how to better respond to the needs of women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and once lockdown measures are lifted.