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 statistics (15)
- COVID-19 (11)
- Economic empowerment (10)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (10)
- Ending violence against women and girls (8)
- Social protection (7)
- Crisis response and recovery (6)
- Health (6)
- Employment (5)
- Gender data gaps (5)
- Gender equality and inequality (5)
- Gender mainstreaming (5)
- Governance and national planning (5)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (4)
- Sex-disaggregated data (4)
- Financial and economic crisis (4)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (4)
- Decision-making (4)
- Gender data production and collection (4)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Gender equality indicators (3)
- Peace and security (3)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (3)
- Health care services (3)
- Inheritance rights (2)
- Partnerships (2)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Access to justice post-conflict (2)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (2)
- UN Security Council resolutions (2)
- Financing for gender equality (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Peacebuilding (2)
- Peace processes (2)
- Humanitarian action (2)
- Science and technology for development (2)
- UN Security Council resolution 1325 (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Universal primary education (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Gender data use and accessibility (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- National statistical systems (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Food security (1)
- Local development (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Peacekeeping (1)
- Innovation and technology (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Education (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Rural women (1)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (1)
- Productive resources (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Women farmers (1)
- Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Conflict, war (1)
- Legal assistance (1)
- Youth (1)
- Rule of law (1)
- Schooling (1)
- Generation Equality (1)
- Entrepreneurship (1)
- Civil society (1)
- Training (1)
- Civil society participation (1)
- Show more Hide
- North Macedonia (6)
- Albania (4)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (4)
- Serbia (4)
- Moldova, Republic of (3)
- Turkey (3)
- Ukraine (3)
- Kazakhstan (2)
- Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) (2)
- Belarus (2)
- Show more Hide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.