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ONE YEAR OF COVID-19: A Gender Analysis of Emergency COVID-19 Socio-Economic Policy Responses Adopted in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A gender analysis of 477 government socio-economic policy responses adopted in 18 countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia over the first year of COVID-19, reveals that only 7 per cent specifically reference women and can be classified as gender-sensitive. This calls for governments to prioritize gender-responsive policy responses in the context of COVID-19 and emergencies. Measures recorded were in relation to social protection, labour market, and economic, fiscal and business stimulus.

In brief - Women, Peace and Security in Moldova

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The brief explains the overall achievements on women, peace and security in Moldova and presents UN Women's work and impact as well as best practices in this area.

Gender Equality Index of the Republic of Serbia 2021: Digitalization, future of work and gender equality

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

To measure gender equality in the country, UN Women joined forces with the Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and SeCons, to calculate and analyze trends in six key domains: labor, money, knowledge, time, power, health, as well two satellite domains: cross-inequalities and violence against women.

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.

Gender Gap in the STEM Fields and Proposed Intervention Programmes

Thursday, August 26, 2021

This report showcases the findings of a research on attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of primary and secondary school students, university students and teachers towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It provides insight into young men and women's preferences and choices in terms of education and careers, and based on those, it proposes interventions to nudge girls into STEM.

UNECE - UN Women series: Rethinking care economy and empowering women for building back better

Friday, June 4, 2021

The reports of this series focus on rethinking the care economy and empowering women; present key findings and conclude with policy recommendations. The series of knowledge products feature regional analysis of Europe and Central Asia on unpaid work, regional investment study, and country reports of Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova.

Assessing the lights and shadows of COVID-19: A gender analysis of pandemic-related impacts on women and girls in Europe and Central Asia

Friday, June 4, 2021

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.

Gender-sensitive data: Collecting, analysis, monitoring and reporting in Ukraine—a toolkit for data producers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Gender Statistics Toolkit aims to enhance the understanding and production of gender statistics, and support the integration of a gender perspective into the national statistical system. It aims to increase the availability and quality of official gender statistics in Ukraine that will be used for policy planning, monitoring and reporting. It is designed primarily to assist statisticians working in the statistical units, at central and regional office, but can be also useful for all statisticians and data officers, researchers and analysts.

Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, April 1, 2021

As a part of the regional effort, UN Women conducted a Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) survey in Bosnia and Herzegovina seeking to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on the population and specific implications of the impact on gender inequalities. The assessment concentrates on the gender aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on how women’s and men’s lives have been impacted and changed in the face of COVID-19.

Digitally empowered generation equality: Women, girls and ICT in the context of COVID-19 in selected Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

Monday, March 1, 2021

This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.

A training manual: Women in preventing and countering violent extremism

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This training manual is designed for actors involved in the prevention and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) in Europe and Central Asia including state officials, members of non-governmental organizations, community activists, staff of UN agencies, international and regional organizations to help them understand violent extremism’s gender dimensions.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the municipalities of North Macedonia

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender responsive budgeting in the Municipalities of Gjorche Petrov, Kochani, Strumica, Sveti Nikole, and Veles provide data and evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on gender-responsive programmes.

Consequences of COVID-19 on women’s and men’s economic empowerment

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

This rapid gender assessment report aims to understand the different dimensions of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to tackle it have affected the lives of women and men in Serbia. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.

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.

Keep the promise, accelerate the change: Taking stock of gender equality in Europe and Central Asia 25 years after Beijing

Friday, October 2, 2020

The report offers a concise, data-driven look at the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and issues a clarion call for stepping up progress to realize the promises of Beijing. It covers countries from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and it is based on available data and information in the regional and global databases.

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.

Rapid gender assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on women and men in North Macedonia

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Rapid Gender Assessment examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and livelihood of women and men in North Macedonia. It provides insights to the situation at a specific moment in time between the outbreak of COVID-19 and field research conducted between 8 and 20 May. It provides recommendations for policymakers to integrate gender perspectives in policies and measures during the response and recovery phases.

Six months later: Women at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, September 17, 2020

This publication provides an overview of key results achieved by UN Women in terms of COVID-19 response and recovery in its programme countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia between March and August 2020.

COVID-19 impacts on women in the workplace: Corporate responses, good practices and way forward

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

This assessment was conducted from March to June 2020 in cooperation with TUSIAD, TURKONFED and UN Women Turkey to gain insights into the potential gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the private sector, and to contribute to the development of policies to safeguard gender equality.

Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture with survey-based and experimental economics method

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.

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