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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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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 guidance note ‘A Guide for ‘Safe YOU’ mobile app stakeholders to Create GBV-related Digital Content and Safeguard Women and Adolescent Girls from GBV’ provides developers and partners of the Safe YOU Mobile App with the knowledge necessary to create and improve digital content related to GBV, including reference tools, cyber security measures for app users, and mobilizing more women and adolescent girls to use the app.
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The ‘Handbook for Civil Society Organizations on Building Women’s and Girls’ Knowledge and Skills to Understand, Detect, Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence’ has been developed to help civil society efforts to galvanize women and girls as active agents of change in creating safer digital spaces and in addressing gender-based cyberviolence.
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‘A Guide for Women and Girls to Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence' will help to build awareness on the different forms of cyberviolence and offers helpful do's and don'ts to minimize being subjected to cyberviolence, and to be able to respond in case it happens. The guide also offers tips on actions to take if someone you know is being subjected to cyberviolence.
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This report showcases the findings of a research on attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of primary and secondary school students, university students and teachers towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It provides insight into young men and women's preferences and choices in terms of education and careers, and based on those, it proposes interventions to nudge girls into STEM.
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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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This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.
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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 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 publication presents the findings of the Rapid Gender Assessment for the COVID-19 situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted jointly by UN Women and UNFPA Kazakhstan in April and May 2020.
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The mapping analysis examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and wellbeing of women and men at the local level and identifies immediate interventions by the municipalities to respond to the crisis. Focusing mainly on the perceptions of local gender equality mechanisms, it provides recommendations for supporting the municipalities in identifying gender specific measures and prioritizing allocation of resources in the post-recovery period.
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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.
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With many businesses struggling to survive as a consequence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, loss of jobs and income and rising working poverty are a reality for many workers. This document offers (interim) recommendations for employers to mitigate the negative consequences stemming from COVID-19.
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This study presents the findings of an application of a method developed for the United Kingdom (UK) to the case of the North Macedonia, which estimates the annual fiscal cost of public investment in early childhood education and care services. In particular, the study examines several important outcomes of investing in early childcare: direct and indirect employment creation; impact on gender employment gap; related increases in tax revenues.
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This brief summarizes findings and recommendations from the study "Investing in free universal childcare in the Republic of North Macedonia - Analysis of costs, short-term employment effects and fiscal revenue," authored by Jerome De Henau and Nikica Mojsovska-Blazevski.
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The factsheet provides information on the UN Women project “Promoting gender responsive policies and budgets: Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable governance in the Republic of North Macedonia” (2018-2022), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
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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.