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Assessing the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan: What Data are Available?

Friday, October 1, 2021

This brief summarizes the key findings of the assessment, which looked into the availability of data that can be used to evaluate the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan. It showcases available data and key data gaps in five thematic areas, and highlights the need for more and better gender statistics and sex-disaggregated data to guide the development of a gender-responsive approach for effective mitigation and recovery efforts.

Political parties and gender equality: A guide to inside-out transformation

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Under the "Women in Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina" project, UN Women produced a Guide intended to inform political parties in considering different strategies for strengthening women's political participation and their political influence in political processes by reinforcing parties’ internal structures. The Guide is intended for all political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of whether they have dealt with gender equality issues on a systemic level before or not.

COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker Factsheet: Europe and Central Asia, December 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Impact on Households and Businesses

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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.

Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Development

Monday, August 24, 2020

This toolkit offers ways on how to integrate gender equality principles into legislation and policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains guidelines, training curriculum, practical and easily applicable examples and excercises, produced by various stakeholders working on capacity building and improving the role of women in public and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Justice for women amidst COVID-19

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.

COVID-19 and essential services provision for survivors of violence against women and girls

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.

Baseline study on barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This publication explores barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outlines the activities of key contextual enablers, assesses to which extent political parties can be considered as gate keepers for participation of women in politics, explores the entry points for promoting participation of women in political and public life, and provides a deeper analysis of media and the presentation of women in politics.

Strategic approach to women candidates' success in election campaigns

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This brochure offers practical information that could help women candidates to better understand the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and impact of electorate's gender prejudice and stereotypes, as well as to develop their own approach to increasing their chances of success in the elections. It outlines general information about the election process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains practical instructions on how to plan and manage election campaigns.

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This guide is designed for facilitators and trainers working to incorporate gender perspectives in disaster risk reduction programmes and initiatives. It is meant to assist practitioners and officials from the United Nations, national governments, civil society organizations, and other institutions in gaining an understanding of the gendered impact of disasters. It also helps them learn how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-responsive disaster risk reduction programmes and initiatives.

Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine were provided by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to Ukraine on 3 March 2017. They highlight the existing gaps and identify the actions required by Ukraine to address issues related to women’s human rights and represent the road map for the implementation of the CEDAW during the coming four years before the next state report on the implementation of the CEDAW.

Women's Representation in Local Government in Tajikistan

Monday, August 14, 2017

This analytical brief contributes to the discussion of women's representation in the government by focusing on one specific level of government - jamoats (municipal) councils. By mapping the levels of female representation in these councils, the brief attempts to highlight successes and failures in ensuring women's representation.

Policy Brief - Investing in social care for gender equality and inclusive growth in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, March 31, 2017

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.

A Policy Option for Sustainable and Equitable Development in Turkey: Public Investment in Social Care Services

Friday, December 30, 2016

This brief demonstrates that public investment in early childhood education would be key to creation of decent jobs in Turkey, especially for women. According to the brief, public investment in early childhood education is more effective in job creation than public investment in physical infrastructure.

Albania Gender Brief

Monday, October 31, 2016

Gender Brief Albania 2016 gives an overview and analysis of gender equality in Albania. It captures on-going work, reviews progress and identifies gaps in implementing Albania’s international and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women. To support EU policy makers in tailoring pre-accession assistance to the Government of Albania, it presents priority actions to improve the lives of Albanian women and girls in six key areas and identifies new, emerging sectors that require action.

The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care Services on Employment, Gender Equality and Poverty - The Turkish Case

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The report aims to show that the fiscal prioritization of Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education expansion, and hence the building of a social infrastructure of care, over, for instance, investments in physical infrastructure/construction or cash transfers, presents an enormous potential for decent job creation, particularly in the femaledominated occupations and sectors.

E-book on 16 Days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women in 2013

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

This e-book was produced during the online 16 days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women held in Kosovo in 2013 from. It contains 16 stories on 16 gender-based violence themes Each interview has a link to the video of the message of the role model chosen to represent re specific theme. The e-book’s first pages provides facts and figures on gender-based violence.

Participation: The Role and Position of Women in Central and Local Institutions and Political Parties in Kosovo

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Conducted in October 2014, this study analyses the inclusion of women in Kosovo’s political institutions and parties. It outlines the challenges and obstacles women face to increased participation in decision-making positions in public institutions, and makes several recommendations. Implemented by Kosovo’s Agency for Gender Equality with support of UN Women via the joint UNDP and European Union project, Women, Peace and Security, the study is the first activity in Kosovo’s Action Plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

E-book on 16 Days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women in 2012

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This e-book was produced during the online 16 days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women held in Kosovo in 2012. It contains 16 stories on 16 gender-based violence themes written by members of the Kosovo Security and Gender Group. The e-book’s first pages provides facts and figures on gender-based violence. The e-book was shared with all UN Women partners and the UN in Kosovo’s Security and Gender Group, which is chaired by UN Women in Kosovo Project Office.

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