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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 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 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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The three-year project, "Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey," financed by the European Union, aims to help women’s rights groups, women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs improve their capacity to influence national and local women’s rights and gender equality agendas.
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This manual is a result of close collaboration of UN Women, Ministry of Interior of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, experts, police professionals and representatives of Cantonal Ministries of Interior in the Federation of BiH. It serves as a tool for training of police professionals on police response to cases of domestic violence in line with the entity domestic violence and criminal legislation.
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The findings of the assessment reveal inter alia a very low number of protection orders issued in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. This points out to low awareness of survivors of domestic violence about this protection mechanism, as well as poor quality of the legal advice received in such cases. Additionally, the assessment results show that there is a high burden of proof imposed on survivors and that children witnesses of domestic violence are rarely recognized as victims of domestic violence.
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The research looks into how the implementation of good practices on community policing could contribute to prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls at the community level. This publication also provides recommendations to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine on community policing and prevention violence against women and girls.
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This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.
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The “Regional Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Risk Management to Prevent the Recurrence and Escalation of Violence Against Women” are designed to inform and support relevant authorities tasked with dealing with cases of violence against women, including institutions in the chain of protection of women from violence, when creating measures and policies to prevent violence against women and its escalation. The guidelines were developed by the Center of Women’s Rights, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the UN Women’s regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union.
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The purpose of UN Women’s Country Gender Equality Brief (CGEB) is to provide a snapshot of gender equality and the situation of women in Albania, particularly against the gender-related indicators across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the UN Women corporate methodology and template, and in consultation with the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Albania, the CGEB is based on a literature review and uses official data produced before (and partially during) the COVID-19-induced crisis.
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This assessment aims to explore and understand how the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and men differently and how local communities are addressing it in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Drawing on the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, a global database compiled by UNDP and UN Women, this factsheet provides an overview of policy measures adopted by governments in Europe and Central Asia across three key dimensions: the surge in violence against women and girls, the increased burden of unpaid care work, and women’s economic insecurity due to losses in income, livelihood and jobs.
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This rapid gender assessment report aims to understand the different dimensions of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to tackle it have affected the lives of women and men in Azerbaijan. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.
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This series, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls
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This rapid gender assessment report aims to understand the different dimensions of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to tackle it have affected the lives of women and men in Serbia. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.
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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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Focus on Gender Bosnia and Herzegovina is a series of publications addressing specific areas of work on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is designed to give more insights on specific gender equality issues and proposed actions to policy makers, experts, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and representatives of international community.
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This publication provides an overview of key results achieved by UN Women in terms of COVID-19 response and recovery in its programme countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia between March and August 2020.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.
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This assessment was conducted from March to June 2020 in cooperation with TUSIAD, TURKONFED and UN Women Turkey to gain insights into the potential gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the private sector, and to contribute to the development of policies to safeguard gender equality.