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The war in Ukraine has had devasting impact on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition and energy poverty. The ensuing cost-of-living crisis has acutely threatened women’s livelihoods, health, and wellbeing and stymied progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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This publication presents data and insights about the perceptions of male and female roles in society, employment and leadership, household and family, gender-based violence, sexual relationships and reproductive health in the Eastern Partnership countries and provides recommendations for future programming.
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The handbook on ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in Armenia and their Greater Integration into Markets and the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities amid COVID-19’ examines the importance of the digital economy, women’s economic empowerment, and emergent challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. It offers approaches to empowering women and girls in their education, career and entrepreneurial choices, and explores the relationship between the digital economy/ICT sector and women’s economic empowerment in Armenia.
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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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This brief provides a short overview of first-year achievements of the 3-year programme “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence”. The programme seeks to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men by shifting social perceptions around gender roles, tackling gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in childcare and other domestic responsibilities.
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This toolkit on ‘Being Gender Aware with Arpi’ follows 12-year-old Arpi's journey in becoming gender aware. Through Arpi, young readers are introduced to gender concepts, unlocking girls' potential in STEM, and building girls' confidence for further and continuous involvement in STEM fields.
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The UN Development Programme in collaboration with UN Women and UN Food and Agriculture Organization led the socio-economic assessment of the impact on businesses and households in Ukraine. This report presents an assessment of the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Ukraine, with a focus on those groups which are, or have become vulnerable due to the pandemic, as well as the impact on micro, small and medium enterprises.
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Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive reporting provide a practical guide for the media to present an accurate portrait of men and women, the world and its possibilities, as well as integrating a gender lens into conflict reporting that involves respecting the key standards of journalistic professionalism which impartially presents verified information in a fair and balanced context, gives voice to marginalised actors, and shuns gender stereotypes.
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This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in Ukraine. UN Women has a focus on increasing women's leadership and participation; ending violence against women and girls; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action; and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting in Ukraine.
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This policy brief highlights the need for publicly provided social care services for children, the sick, the elderly and persons with disabilities to reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women and advance women’s economic empowerment. It details the substantial advantages and returns countries stand to gain in the short and long run from such investments.