Assessing the lights and shadows of COVID-19: A gender analysis of pandemic-related impacts on women and girls in Europe and Central Asia
This gender analysis identifies the most significant impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality in the region in order to inform gender-sensitive national response, recovery, planning and investment. It examines the impacts in five areas that were identified as priorities for ECA during the 2019 Regional Review Meeting on implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing+25). Key actions for sustainable recovery are also presented, with detailed recommendations. More
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (8)
- Leadership and political participation (7)
- Economic empowerment (7)
- Ending violence against women and girls (6)
- Decision-making (5)
- COVID-19 (4)
- Employment (4)
- Political empowerment (4)
- Unpaid work (3)
- Access to justice and legal protection (3)
- Macroeconomic policies (3)
- Gender statistics (3)
- Health (3)
- Poverty (3)
- Disaster risk reduction (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Service delivery (2)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (2)
- Electoral systems and processes (2)
- UNiTE campaign (2)
- Gender mainstreaming (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- UN Security Council resolution 1325 (1)
- Inheritance rights (1)
- Financial resources (1)
- Social protection (1)
- Gender data use and accessibility (1)
- National statistical systems (1)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Local development (1)
- Gender equality indicators (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Gender stereotypes (1)
- Energy (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Peace and security (1)
- Temporary special measures, affirmative action (1)
- Productive resources (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Climate change (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
- Gender data gaps (1)
- Legal assistance (1)
- Sex-disaggregated data (1)
- Financial and economic crisis (1)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Gender equality and inequality (1)
- Shelters (1)
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- Bosnia and Herzegovina (5)
- Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) (4)
- Turkey (3)
- Ukraine (3)
- Albania (2)
- Uzbekistan (2)
- Tajikistan (2)
- Montenegro (1)
- Kazakhstan (1)
- Belarus (1)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.