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Invisible Battalion: Women’s Participation in ATO Military Operations in Ukraine presents research on women’s participation in military operations conducted in the anti-terroristic organizations (ATO) zone in the East of Ukraine (Donbass area). The study details women’s achievements and challenges arising from their integration in Ukraine’s Armed Forces. It analyses legal, social and structural barriers to women's participation in the military, reviews media coverage of military women and documents their voices.
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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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National review of the 20th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action
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Focusing on Tirana, Durrësi and Elbasani, this study provides an overview of social enterprises in Albania and identifies their characteristics and potential for development. It assesses the capacities of unemployed girls and women, and examines how state institutions, local businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) can support employment. It also reviews Albanian social enterprises’ legal status, beneficiaries, services, challenges and the impact of their activities on disadvantaged women and girls.
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This conference report is a result of the Regional Consultations for Central Asia and South Caucasus on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and presents summary of challenges and provides valuable recommendations.
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UN Women has long provided technical and financial support to gender-based budgeting initiatives worldwide. This textbook, which can incorporated into university curricula, provides a comprehensive overview of gender-responsive budgeting from basic budgeting and planning concepts to methodologies and global implementation examples.
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First conducted in Serbia in 2006, the Gender Barometer Survey was the first survey to offer a complex analysis of everyday life in Serbia from a gender perspective. The survey presents a complex analysis of everyday life from a gender perspective, analyses trends over time and provides a perspective on the ways gender in Serbia is being transformed.
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A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose 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 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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This study provides insights into the Government of Albania’s actions and the measures it took to comply with its Istanbul Convention obligations and meet the Convention’s standards for services to gender-based and domestic violence survivors. It assesses the national resources required to meet Albania’s Convention obligations for services to prevent and combat violence against women, and describes existing services to better understand the Government’s funding allocations to meet those requirements.
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This report examines the wage differential between women and men in Albania. It finds that the gap is due largely to labour market rewards – men being able to charge more, experience loss by women, occupational segregation, lack of child care and part-time work – that disadvantage women and reduce their wages. It notes a reduction in the wage gap from 36 per cent in 2005 to 17.63 per cent in 2008.
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This national survey on domestic violence in Albania comes from close cooperation between the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the Swedish Government. Based on Albania’s Baseline Survey of 2007, this survey recognises that national data on domestic violence in Albania is necessary to develop effective policies and action plans for domestic violence response, intervention and protection, particularly violence against women.
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A analysis of the economic costs to implement Albanian legislation against domestic violence, this study aims to help improve government domestic violence protection and prevention services delivery to victims. It hopes to raise awareness of the social costs of domestic violence and thereby promote domestic violence prevention and protection services.
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Written by experienced female and male NGO activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Annex to the Third Shadow Report details the direct impact of the continuing political and economic crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina on women’s fundamental human rights. Examining enforcement and access to formal legal protection, the Annex includes data and analysis originally not in the Third Shadow Report, with a focus on marginalized women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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The first of its kind, this study explores the prevalence of private and community forms of violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where partner and domestic violence cases have long been viewed as a private family matter and many times remain unreported.
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Using photos by Eric Gourlan and the “BIOM” Ecological Movement, Gender, Environment and Climate Change examines how climate change is affecting gender relations in the Kyrgyz Republic, particularly for rural women and female-headed households., and provides gender and climate risk policy recommendations.
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This publication represents a summary of gender budgeting results achieved in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It aims to serve as a handbook for civil servants interested in gender-responsive budgeting and in mainstreaming gender in public administration. Gender Responsive Budgeting in Public Administration also offers a collection of gender-responsive budgeting experiences and challenges in order to assist and guide public servants and officials as they begin the process of mainstreaming gender public administration.
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This baseline study provides recommendations to improve monitoring and the promotion of business environments for women and best ways to provide support to overcome obstacles faced by women running or starting a business. In a first, it develops a profile of women entrepreneurs in Serbia, and offers insights into the scope and characteristics of women entrepreneurship, factors that encourage women’s entrepreneurship and success, and obstacles women entrepreneurs face in Serbia
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Despite significant efforts to develop legal and institutional frameworks to promote and achieve gender equality in Serbia, women continue to encounter discrimination in Serbia’s labour markets. The study uses data from a Victimology Society of Serbia project to analyse the scope and structure of the discrimination women face in Serbia’s labour markets, and examines social reactions to gender-based discrimination in labour markets.
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Based on activities implemented in Albania by UN Women in the UN Joint Program on Gender Equality and the recently completed “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project, this book also draws on materials from the first national conference on “Gender equality and local governance”, held in March 2011 in Tirana. This joint UN Women and EiG project publication suggests ways that local government units can implement international commitments and national policy on gender equality.