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Mapping of Sexual Violence Services in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Istanbul Convention calls for adequate and accessible support services for victims of sexual violence. In the Western Balkans and Turkey, these services are often missing, and where they do exist, they tend to be poorly implemented. This mapping report identifies the existing services in the region, examines their implementation, and highlights the gaps in service provision.

Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women's NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, November 29, 2019

This report examines the impact of NGO networking on advocacy efforts to promote the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Invisible Battalion 2.0: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life

Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘Invisible Battalion 2.0’: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life” is a participatory and evidence-based study that summarizes the legal and normative frameworks guaranteeing women veterans’ peaceful reintegration into civil life in Ukraine. It illustrates how women veterans are using the services offered by the Government of Ukraine to enable their reintegration, and the challenges thereof, and proposes a roadmap to strengthen women veterans’ access to services for quality post-military lives, and how they can be better served based on these insights.

Women in Arts: 25 stories of women artists in Ukraine

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

This brochure is a collection of interviews and short biographies of the 25 nominees of the Women in Arts 2019 Award. Among them are outstanding female painters, sculptors, composers, performers, film directors, actresses, screenwriters, writers, poets, curators of cultural projects and art managers who share their experiences as women working in the arts.

Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Regional Report examines the violence and discrimination faced by Roma women in the areas of health care, child marriage, and institutional protection and support in cases of domestic violence. Based on survey findings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, this violence and discrimination is analyzed in the context of states' obligations to comply with anti-discrimination frameworks, such as national legislation, CEDAW, and the Istanbul Convention.

Midterm evaluation of the Ukrainian National Action Plan on implementation of UNSCR 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” until 2020

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (NAP 1325) can serve as important tools for governments, multilateral organizations and civil society organizations to support the translation of UNSCR 1325 into practical action and to strengthen women’s roles in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and security processes.

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive Reporting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-sensitive reporting provide a practical guide for the media to present an accurate portrait of men and women, the world and its possibilities, as well as integrating a gender lens into conflict reporting that involves respecting the key standards of journalistic professionalism which impartially presents verified information in a fair and balanced context, gives voice to marginalised actors, and shuns gender stereotypes.

Flyer on discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, July 8, 2019

Flyer on discrimination, Bosnian and Romani language

Flyer on violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, July 8, 2019

Flyer on violence

Guide to social and health protection rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, July 8, 2019

Guide to social and health protection rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Quarterly Newsletter

Friday, July 5, 2019

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) shares a quarterly newsletter to highlight news, stories and upcoming events from the region. The newsletter focuses on our priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can accelerate progress across the board. In addition to the highlights from the previous quarter, recent campaigns and advocacy work, UN Women ECA RO newsletters cover thematic areas of empowering women in the economy, leadership and political...

Fund for Gender Equality annual report 2018-2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Supported by photos, data, infographics, and individual stories of impact, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) annual report presents main aggregated results achieved by its 25 active projects. It highlights the process and outcomes of its fourth grant-making cycle, 2018–2019, a scaling and innovation initiative. The report also features FGE’s South-South and triangular cooperation strategy, a few impact news from past projects, and two grantee partners’ op-eds.

Gender Responsive Budgeting Brief 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

This brief provides an overview of successful examples of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Serbia on a path towards gender equality. It also comprises gender analysis of transport, construction and infrastructure and the latest figures including the ones on users at a national and provincial level that have applied GRB in their 2019 budgets.

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Brief Guide to the Intersectional Approach through the Implementation of CEDAW and CRPD in Ukraine

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Guide supports key stakeholders to help facilitate the full inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls with disabilities. It aims to assist in understanding of the intersectionality of human rights and provides practical recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of two key Conventions: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Review of the Multi-sector Approach to Domestic Violence at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The report reviews the viability of applying the coordination approach to the establishment and functioning of multi-sector referral mechanisms at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the central element of the multi-sector response. The gathered information includes a detailed insight into the capacities of the multi-sector referral mechanisms and the quality of the service provided by the multi-sector referral mechanisms in six locations, and their sustainability beyond the duration of the projects through which they were established.

UN Women Analysis of the Capacities for the Implementation of Council of Europe Convention of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Violence against Women in Police and Free Legal Aid Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

This assessment analyses the capacities of police and free legal aid sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). It provides recommendations to address identified gaps and possibilities for improvements in the two targeted sectors.

Good Practices in Responding to Domestic Violence a Comparative Study

Friday, May 31, 2019

The publication, “Good practices in responding to domestic violence: A comparative study" provides an overview of available comparative information from four selected countries in order to show various approaches and models of action in cases of domestic violence. Pursuant to internationally recognised good-practice initiatives, two countries in the European Union (Austria and Spain) and two countries of the Western Balkans (Albania and Serbia) were covered by this study.

Analysis of the Cost of Domestic Violence: Estimating the Cost of Multi-sectoral Response at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Analysis of the cost of domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina assessed the costs of general and specialized services for domestic violencesurvivors as prescribed by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). In addition, it includes costs of individual survivors of violence with recommendations to enhance a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Violence Against Women and Girls in Albania

Friday, May 24, 2019

This survey collects for the first time data in Albania on the nature and prevalence of other forms of violence: dating violence, non-partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking and brings forth findings on social norms.

Women in politics: 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The “Women in politics: 2019” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2019. The map shows progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels.

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