The impact of COVID-19 on women's and men's lives and livelihoods in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary results from a Rapid Gender Assessment
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the relatively limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the main challenges faced by on women and men lives and livelihoods. More
- Ending violence against women and girls (10)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (6)
- Access to justice and legal protection (5)
- Gender statistics (5)
- Service delivery (5)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (5)
- COVID-19 (4)
- Anti-violence interventions (4)
- Governance and national planning (4)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Laws, legislation (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- Gender mainstreaming (3)
- Crisis response and recovery (2)
- Partnerships (2)
- Social protection (2)
- Human rights (2)
- Ageing/older people (2)
- Women with disabilities (2)
- Gender, culture and society (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Rape/sexual assault (2)
- Women farmers (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- Legal assistance (2)
- Women’s rights (2)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (2)
- Decision-making (2)
- Child marriage (2)
- Shelters (2)
- Inheritance rights (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Access to justice post-conflict (1)
- Food security (1)
- Accountability (1)
- Rights in marriage (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Reparations (1)
- UN Security Council resolutions (1)
- Gender equality indicators (1)
- Financing for gender equality (1)
- Peace and security (1)
- Employment (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Gender data gaps (1)
- Sex-disaggregated data (1)
- Financial and economic crisis (1)
- Health (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Poverty (1)
- Religion (1)
- Civil society (1)
- Migration (1)
- Gender data production and collection (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Women in Serbia play a key role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as front-line healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. This publication features inspiring stories of 13 extraordinary women working tirelessly at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday, August 10, 2020
The study elaborates why mainstreaming gender and application of gender-responsive budgeting to the sector of agriculture and rural development is important for recognising the different needs of women and men. It uses a behavioral and experimental economics framework through the abbreviated - women’s empowerment index in agriculture to measure empowerment in five domains, providing recommendations to address gender aspects in policy documents and related budgets.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The mapping analysis examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and wellbeing of women and men at the local level and identifies immediate interventions by the municipalities to respond to the crisis. Focusing mainly on the perceptions of local gender equality mechanisms, it provides recommendations for supporting the municipalities in identifying gender specific measures and prioritizing allocation of resources in the post-recovery period.
Friday, July 24, 2020
What are the costs of women's unpaid caregiving? What if care work was replaced by community services that are available and affordable? These are some of the questions the first ever gender analysis in Serbia on the value of unpaid care work aims to discover.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Health emergencies such as COVID-19, and the response to them, can exacerbate gender inequality and derail hard-won progress not only on SDG 3 but on all the SDGs. This paper draws insights from emerging data and shines a spotlight on the long-term impact of the crisis on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The paper concludes by outlining policy priorities drawn from the evidence presented.
Friday, June 19, 2020
The guidelines offer practical guidance to the national governments and service providers in the Western Balkans and Turkey on how to better respond to the needs of women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and once lockdown measures are lifted.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”
Friday, May 8, 2020
This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Armenia, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Belarus, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.
Friday, May 1, 2020
This research on permanent alimony investigates whether there is a need for a new regulation, problems in implementation and the issue of violence against women in cases with alimony claims.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Gender in society perception Study explored the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women and men of Kyrgyzstan in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment in order to understand the remaining obstacles and develop recommendations on overcoming them.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
This study investigates the need for new regulations on permanent alimony, the obstacles to the implementation of permanent alimony, and the issue of violence against women in cases with alimony claims. The report is based on the examination of 140 alimony and divorce case files in 11 provinces in Turkey. Discussions on alimony, legislation and doctrine as well as research and data related to those topics were also included in the report to provide a holistic analysis.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Research on availability of services on protection from domestic violence (police, center for social work, court and prosecutor's office, health care institutions) to marginalized groups of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina (women with disabilities, Roma women, women returnees and IDPs, rural women and elderly women).
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Reparations for conflict-related sexual violence remain a pressing issue in many parts of the world. The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the fore, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors.