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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 region's first 'Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo' was a comprehensive virtual event held between 27-29 April 2021. This report presents how interactive ideas generation sessions and networking expanded the potential of women entrepreneurs. It offers entrepreneurial learning and resources on topics related to: business blueprint modelling; branding and marketing; entering demand-supply and value chains; rethinking digital sales and e-commerce; financial goals and resilience building; and developing and pitching winnable business plans.
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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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In May 2020, UN Women initiated online consultations with gender equality mechanisms from 14 countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Partnership and Central Asia sub-regions to discuss challenges and priorities for the gender dimensions of the short- and long-term COVID-19 response.
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Gender in society perception Study explored the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women and men of Kyrgyzstan in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment in order to understand the remaining obstacles and develop recommendations on overcoming them.
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This series of reports investigate and analyze the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism, and the effect of violent extremism on women in Central Asia and the Western Balkans.
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The report presents the perceptions of women from the Kyrgyz/Tajik border about the insecurities that affect their community and it presents their proposed solutions. It is based on findings from two regional workshops; on consultations with women from the border regions of Tajikistan (Isfara and Ghafurov districts of Sughd region) and Kyrgyzstan (Batken and Ley Lek districts of Batken region); and on the Human Security Reports prepared by women in their own villages.
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This brochure provides an insight into the everyday lives of rural women, who, despite the difficult circumstances of rural life, work hard to improve their lives as well as of those around them. The brochure draws together stories of strong and inspirational rural women, who, with confidence and determination, changed their lives for the better.
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The Regional Advocacy Paper provides key policy recommendations that can help countries overcome the existing development bottlenecks and boost the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind. It is intended to contribute to the development dialogue in the region on the need for integrated and coherent policies based on the principles of national ownership, whole-of-government and whole-ofsociety approaches, and will help accelerate SDG implementation in all countries of the region.
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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.
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This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors.
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This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia in gender-responsive budgeting by cooperating with national and local partners to tailor this approach to their priorities.
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Support for gender-responsive policies, programming and budgets has been an important priority area of UN Women in the Europe and Central Asia region. This comic “Briefly about gender budget” provides a basic insight into gender-responsive budgeting through the story of a grandfather and a granddaughter. It’s an advocacy material developed to promote a better understanding of gender-responsive budgeting and policies among the wider public, particularly among civil society organizations.
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National review of the 20th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action
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A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural Kyrgyzstan women to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines what happened after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.
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This gender-responsive budgeting knowledge package is the first comprehensive educational package in Russian to combine the theories and practices of gender-responsive budgeting exercises, particularly those conducted in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries from 2001 to 2013. Developed with UN Women support by the Gender-responsive Budgeting Regional Centre of Excellence for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the package includes a Resource Manual, Trainer Resource Pack, and Practice Book.
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This compendium by “MEASURE Evaluation” presents gender-sensitive HIV-related indicators that can be used for a gender-balanced HIV response. The indicators aim to raise Central Asian stakeholders' awareness and understanding of the response to the HIV epidemic from a gender equality perspective. They can be used to monitor progress in eliminating gender-based inequalities in HIV responses and to evaluate programmes that address specific gender-equality HIV interventions.
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 4th World Conference on Women, which produced the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. In 2015 the Commission on the Status of Women will carry out a review and appraisal of the implementation of the BPfA and the outcomes of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly (2000).