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Mapping of Sexual Violence Services in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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.

Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women's NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, November 29, 2019

This report examines the impact of NGO networking on advocacy efforts to promote the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Regional Report examines the violence and discrimination faced by Roma women in the areas of health care, child marriage, and institutional protection and support in cases of domestic violence. Based on survey findings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, this violence and discrimination is analyzed in the context of states' obligations to comply with anti-discrimination frameworks, such as national legislation, CEDAW, and the Istanbul Convention.

Funding intersectional violence against women and girls (VAWG) services

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief highlights the value that ‘by and for’ organizations bring to the fight to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and examines how the current funding landscape jeopardizes the existence and autonomy of these organizations.

Data collection ‘by and for’ minoritized women

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief examines the lack of data on violence against minoritized women and highlights the importance of utilizing an intersectional approach to data collection and engaging ‘by and for’ in the data collection process.

The value of intersectionality in understanding violence against women and girls

Friday, October 4, 2019

This policy brief explores the concept of intersectionality as a tool to analyze and understand the intersection of gender with other inequalities/oppressions (e.g., sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, indigeneity, immigration status, disability) in the context of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Advancing Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia: UN Women Achievements in 2018

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This document gives a brief of UN Women's achievements in Europe and Central Asia in 2018 on ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in peace and security, promoting women's economic empowerment and security, encouraging women's leadership and political participation and gender responsive budgeting.

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Quarterly Newsletter

Friday, July 5, 2019

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) shares a quarterly newsletter to highlight news, stories and upcoming events from the region. The newsletter focuses on our priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can accelerate progress across the board. In addition to the highlights from the previous quarter, recent campaigns and advocacy work, UN Women ECA RO newsletters cover thematic areas of empowering women in the economy, leadership and political...

Review of the Multi-sector Approach to Domestic Violence at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The report reviews the viability of applying the coordination approach to the establishment and functioning of multi-sector referral mechanisms at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the central element of the multi-sector response. The gathered information includes a detailed insight into the capacities of the multi-sector referral mechanisms and the quality of the service provided by the multi-sector referral mechanisms in six locations, and their sustainability beyond the duration of the projects through which they were established.

UN Women Analysis of the Capacities for the Implementation of Council of Europe Convention of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Violence against Women in Police and Free Legal Aid Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

This assessment analyses the capacities of police and free legal aid sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). It provides recommendations to address identified gaps and possibilities for improvements in the two targeted sectors.

Good Practices in Responding to Domestic Violence a Comparative Study

Friday, May 31, 2019

The publication, “Good practices in responding to domestic violence: A comparative study" provides an overview of available comparative information from four selected countries in order to show various approaches and models of action in cases of domestic violence. Pursuant to internationally recognised good-practice initiatives, two countries in the European Union (Austria and Spain) and two countries of the Western Balkans (Albania and Serbia) were covered by this study.

Analysis of the Cost of Domestic Violence: Estimating the Cost of Multi-sectoral Response at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Analysis of the cost of domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina assessed the costs of general and specialized services for domestic violencesurvivors as prescribed by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). In addition, it includes costs of individual survivors of violence with recommendations to enhance a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender based Violence in Urban Spaces in Albania

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This study looks at the different dimensions of sexual harassment and other forms of gender based violence against women and girls in urban public spaces in the cities of Shkodra and Korça.

2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

The Strategy for Prevention of and Response to the Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The present strategy provides guidance and recommendations on how governmental institutions of Ukraine, civil society organizations, international organizations and UN system can join efforts to effectively prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence. The publication was developed with the technical support of the UN Women Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in frames of the UN Women project "Gender Equality at the Center of Reforms, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Sweden.

Report: Regional Forum Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Thursday, February 21, 2019

This report presents a summary of the discussions held during the first Regional Forum on Promoting the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Integrated Policies – Integrated Approach Mapping of Policies and Legislation on Violence Against Women and the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - Executive Summary

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Produced by European Women’s Lobby under the EU-UN Women programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” on ending violence against women, this report offers a regional analysis of policies and legislation on violence against women in relation to the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Case Management in Shelters

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The aim of this manual is to enhance and strengthen the response of domestic violence service providers. It provides confidential, effective and professional support to victims of domestic violence by focusing on the delivery of services through victim-centered support. This manual provides an overview on the day-to-day management of gender-based and domestic violence cases based on best practices for assistance and protection within the Kosovo shelters, in particular the Safe House Gjakova...

Istanbul Convention - Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Issued by the Regional United Nations Development Group in Europe and Central Asia, Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, the brief summarizes core principles from the comprehensive framework of the The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Selection of the CEDAW Committee Decisions

Monday, October 1, 2018

The publication offers a wide selection of the CEDAW committee's decisions that have been applied in cases of violence against women.

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