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
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Friday, June 19, 2020
UN Women has developed tools for businesses and employers designed to shine a light on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide clear advice on key measures that can be taken at all levels within the organization.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In an effort to address the impacts of COVID-19, companies are developing a number of socially beneficial communications for the public. It is essential that these communications avoid harmful stereotypes and seek to depict positive and progressive gender portrayals.
Friday, March 27, 2020
With many businesses struggling to survive as a consequence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, loss of jobs and income and rising working poverty are a reality for many workers. This document offers (interim) recommendations for employers to mitigate the negative consequences stemming from COVID-19.
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.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
In 2010, UN Women and the UN Global Compact joined forces to help companies worldwide to promote gender equality in the workforce and society. Consequently, the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (WEPs) came into being.
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.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
This year marks ten years since the beginning of introduction of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in the Republic of Serbia and there are many reasons to be satisfied. GRB is an integral part of the Budget System Law and institutions at the national, provincial and local level are included in its implementation. The gradual introduction of this new practice in creation, financing, implementation and monitoring of public policies is supported by national, provincial and local gender equality mechanisms.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
“Gender Accessibility Audit of the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast was conducted in partnership with Donetsk Civil-Military State Administration, Kramatorsk City Council, the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and the People with Disabilities of Donetsk Oblast during October-November 2017. This initiative was supported in the framework of the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” funded by the European Union".
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
This brochure provides an insight into the everyday lives of rural women, who, despite the difficult circumstances of rural life, work hard to improve their lives as well as of those around them. The brochure draws together stories of strong and inspirational rural women, who, with confidence and determination, changed their lives for the better.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Gender responsive budgeting - An emerging Serbian best practice in managing public finance reform for gender equality, 2008 - 2017
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia in gender-responsive budgeting by cooperating with national and local partners to tailor this approach to their priorities.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This brief offers a glimpse at how UN Women makes a difference in Europe and Central Asia to ensure women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action by cooperating closely with an array of national and international actors.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This report presents lessons learned and best practices from the establishment of the Association of Women in the Kosovo Police (AWKP), extensively supported by the UN Women office in Kosovo from 2010 on. Drawing on the AWKP, the report highlights key steps in creating an association of women police. It concludes with recommendations on issues that can emerge during this process.
Friday, March 18, 2016
The publication summarizes the know-how that emerged from the implementation of a three-year project on "Promoting Gender-responsive Policies in South East Europe" from 2011 to 2013. It captures the most important lessons learnt, the approaches used and accomplishments and challenges related to promoting gender-responsive budgeting in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as well as at the regional level.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This report captures experiences, good practices and lessons learned from initiatives that supported network-building during the UN Women project on implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Western Balkans. The ‘Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans Phase II 2008-2011’ project supported implementing gender-sensitive security sector reform and engaging women and women’s organisations in peace processes at the regional, national and local levels, mainly in Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Focusing on Tirana, Durrësi and Elbasani, this study provides an overview of social enterprises in Albania and identifies their characteristics and potential for development. It assesses the capacities of unemployed girls and women, and examines how state institutions, local businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) can support employment. It also reviews Albanian social enterprises’ legal status, beneficiaries, services, challenges and the impact of their activities on disadvantaged women and girls.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
This study provides insights into the Government of Albania’s actions and the measures it took to comply with its Istanbul Convention obligations and meet the Convention’s standards for services to gender-based and domestic violence survivors. It assesses the national resources required to meet Albania’s Convention obligations for services to prevent and combat violence against women, and describes existing services to better understand the Government’s funding allocations to meet those requirements.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Containing main partner testimonies and success stories, this best-practices brochure describes the innovative “one-window” information services model piloted and implemented by Joint Information and Services Bureaus (JISBs), which provide Republic of Moldova rural populations access to coordinated, gender-sensitive information on social protection, employment, agriculture, business development and land in one place.