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Violence against women and domestic violence are widespread phenomena that have a tremendous impact on all aspects of society. Perpetrator programmes, as outlined in Article 16 of the Istanbul Convention, are one of the key elements in preventing violence against women and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of survivors. In this regard, this research focuses on the mapping and analysis of existing perpetrator programmes in the Western Balkans, the status of the implementation of Article 16 of the Istanbul Convention and the key recommendations for improvements at the regional and country level, within the scope of Article 16.
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This evaluation report documents the results of the "Changing the attitudes and behavior of police officers through the implementation of norms for the protection of victims of violence in the Tuzla Canton" project in relation to its specific objectives and expected results. It further identifies good practices and lessons learned to inform designing of similar interventions in the future.
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the ten Municipalities of Aerodrom, Bitola, Gjorche Petrov, Gostivar, Kochani, Kriva Palanka, Shtip, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.
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During November and December 2021, during the 16 Days of Activism campaign, UN Women aimed at focusing the public discourse around the issue of sexual violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to deepen the discussions on specific challenges in protection of and support for survivors of sexual violence.
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In 2021, UN Women Turkey implemented a diverse portfolio of projects and programmes, adapting them to respond to the growing and changing needs of women and girls. Highlights 2021 report tells UN Women Turkey's story over the year 2021 and presents its work and main results achieved under the programmes and campaigns.
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The European Union Gender Country Profile for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 was developed as part of the obligations specified within the European Union Gender Action Plan III (EU GAP III). The publication is structured around the EU GAP III thematic areas and objectives and also includes a brief elaboration of the country context; key features of the country's political organization; relations with the EU and the social and economic context.
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This advocacy brief presents the impacts of COVID-19 on refugee and migrant women and girls and the importance of including their specific needs and rights in COVID-19 recovery plans. Jointly published by Issue-Based Coalitions on Gender Equality (IBC- GE) and Large Movements of People, Displacement and Resilience (IBC-LMPDR) for Europe and Central Asia, the brief offers solid recommendations on socio-economic recovery; social protection, education and healthcare; and gender-based violence including domestic violence to build back better and equal from COVID-19.
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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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This report presents the outcomes of the #RaiseYourVoice campaign launched by UN Women Turkey under the 16 Days of Activism in 2021 to draw attention to violence against women and raise awareness about what individuals can do when they witness violence.
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This project brief describes the Second Phase of the “UN Joint Programme for the Prevention of CEFM”, financed by Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which will identify and address the socio-economic needs of families experiencing multidimensional poverty where girls (and boys) are at risk of CEFM and improve their access to high-quality social services.
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During the Third Regional Forum on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, representatives from governments, regional institutions and civil society from the Western Balkans and Turkey adopted a road map to advance work with perpetrators, leverage data through establishing femicide watches, promote social norms that favour equality, and make necessary amendments in laws, policies and budgets to provide fully funded, sustainable and high-quality services for survivors of violence.
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This publication and accompanying infographic summarize the activities and results of the campaign Generation Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which took place from July to December 2021.
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UN Women’s collaboration with Fenerbahçe Sports Club aims to advance gender equality in and through sports, to eliminate gender stereotypes and transform harmful social norms in the sports ecosystem, to create an inclusive and safe environment for women and girls in sport and to encourage men and boys to become active allies in advancing gender equality by supporting UN Women’s HeForShe Movement.
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The policy paper “Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence: A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policymakers in the Western Balkans and Turkey” aims to serve national policymakers and women’s civil society organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey as a learning tool for establishing and providing support services to women and children who experienced sexual violence, to eventually inform a national service provision framework.
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The guidance note ‘A Guide for ‘Safe YOU’ mobile app stakeholders to Create GBV-related Digital Content and Safeguard Women and Adolescent Girls from GBV’ provides developers and partners of the Safe YOU Mobile App with the knowledge necessary to create and improve digital content related to GBV, including reference tools, cyber security measures for app users, and mobilizing more women and adolescent girls to use the app.
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The ‘Handbook for Civil Society Organizations on Building Women’s and Girls’ Knowledge and Skills to Understand, Detect, Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence’ has been developed to help civil society efforts to galvanize women and girls as active agents of change in creating safer digital spaces and in addressing gender-based cyberviolence.
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‘A Guide for Women and Girls to Prevent and Respond to Cyberviolence' will help to build awareness on the different forms of cyberviolence and offers helpful do's and don'ts to minimize being subjected to cyberviolence, and to be able to respond in case it happens. The guide also offers tips on actions to take if someone you know is being subjected to cyberviolence.
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This brief is a consolidation of some of the best practices introduced in 2020 across UN Women ECA offices on building a culture of experimentation. It showcases innovative approaches that can be further replicated across the region to provide solutions for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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To measure gender equality in the country, UN Women joined forces with the Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and SeCons, to calculate and analyze trends in six key domains: labor, money, knowledge, time, power, health, as well two satellite domains: cross-inequalities and violence against women.
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The document examines good practices and defines models of cooperation between media and multisectoral teams on domestic violence.