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In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the relatively limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the main challenges faced by on women and men lives and livelihoods.
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The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”
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This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.
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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.
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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.
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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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This  study  looks  at  the  different dimensions  of sexual harassment  and other  forms  of gender  based violence  against Albanian  women and  girls in urban public spaces.
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This report highlights the main challenges that ‘by and for’ women’s organizations across the Western Balkans and Turkey face in incorporating an intersectional approach, as well as in monitoring and reporting on Istanbul Convention implementation, monitoring and reporting to Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and engaging with the EU accession process.
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Gender Brief Albania 2016 gives an overview and analysis of gender equality in Albania. It captures on-going work, reviews progress and identifies gaps in implementing Albania’s international and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women. To support EU policy makers in tailoring pre-accession assistance to the Government of Albania, it presents priority actions to improve the lives of Albanian women and girls in six key areas and identifies new, emerging sectors that require action.
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Based on monitoring of print media in 2014, this publication gives a comprehensive overview on how Albania’s print media reports on human trafficking of women and girls, a serious concern there. It identifies key issues and offers journalists, media leaders, public institutions, the police and other actors a set of recommendations to improve reporting on trafficking of women and girls and more effectively fight trafficking.
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This public perception survey produced comprehensive and reliable data to assess women’s current participation in Albania’s politics and decision-making that could then be used to inform future measures. It measured this against data from 2008 and used it to identify problems to be addressed. Among its findings: A significant majority of interviewees said that women were under-represented in politics and decisions-making because of a political environment dominated by aggressive men.
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How time is used in Albania for work and free time is highly gender related. Co-published by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and UN Women, the Albania Time Use Survey 2010-2011 applies HETUS guidelines to data from the 2010 Albanian Time Use Survey to examine time use in Albania for those aged 10 years and older between March 2010 to February 2011.