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9 ways for men to become allies in the fight for women's human rights

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gender equality and women’s rights are not just women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Women combat for their rights every day everywhere. But to achieve an equal world for all, men should question power dynamics in their actions and words and take responsibility for change.

Community mobilization for empowerment in Ukraine: A practitioner's guide

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A practitioner's guide to the community mobilization for empowerment (CME) is a step-by-step manual on the process of implementing community mobilization for empowerment, intended for the mobilizers in local communities, civil society organizations' staff and volunteers, as well as members of the self-help groups. The foundations for CME are based on human rights and gender equality. The process helps to address discrimination and to demonstrate the benefits of embracing diversity.

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.

Regional guidelines for risk assessment and risk management to prevent the recurrence and escalation of violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, January 25, 2021

The “Regional Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Risk Management to Prevent the Recurrence and Escalation of Violence Against Women” are designed to inform and support relevant authorities tasked with dealing with cases of violence against women, including institutions in the chain of protection of women from violence, when creating measures and policies to prevent violence against women and its escalation. The guidelines were developed by the Center of Women’s Rights, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the UN Women’s regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union.

Papa Schools Manual

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Papa Schools Manual was created for use by facilitators working with Papa Schools to engage men in active fatherhood and caregiving, gender equality, and violence prevention. It includes a series of sessions to enable men to reflect and build collective support for making positive, healthy changes in their lives.

Gender equality in local governance and services

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The publication provides the most recent data about women's political participation, practical guideline about gender equality, gender responsive budgeting, gender responsive governance and good practices on how to strengthen women's participation in political life.

Gender-responsive budgeting on a local level: From integration of the gender equality principle into budgeting process to gender-sensitive policies

Monday, September 14, 2020

The gender-responsive budgeting manual provides for simple and practical guidelines as to the integration of the principle of gender equality into budgeting processes on a local level in accordance with the new guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. It is designed to address the key questions that local and regional authorities might face when applying gender-sensitive budgeting into local planning and policy development.

Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Development

Monday, August 24, 2020

This toolkit offers ways on how to integrate gender equality principles into legislation and policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains guidelines, training curriculum, practical and easily applicable examples and excercises, produced by various stakeholders working on capacity building and improving the role of women in public and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Guidelines to better support women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

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.

Shadow pandemic business toolkit for employers and businesses

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.   

Gender equality and the COVID-19 outbreak: Key messages and advocacy points from the Europe and Central Asia Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This short guidance note, prepared by the UN Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, provides key messages and recommendations on gender and COVID-19 to help guide and inform country-level response efforts and ensure that integration of gender remains a priority focus of interventions across the Europe and Central Asia region.

COVID-19: Promoting positive gender roles in marketing and advertising

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.

Strategic approach to women candidates' success in election campaigns

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This brochure offers practical information that could help women candidates to better understand the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and impact of electorate's gender prejudice and stereotypes, as well as to develop their own approach to increasing their chances of success in the elections. It outlines general information about the election process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains practical instructions on how to plan and manage election campaigns.

IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, 2017 - Turkish Version

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action sets out the rationale for integrating gender equality into humanitarian action and provides practical guidance for the implementation across sectors. The handbook is also intended as a resource for gender specialists to support their work in integrating gender equality into humanitarian settings. The handbook is translated into Turkish by UN Women Turkey within the framework of the project "Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities" funded by the European Union and the Government of Japan.

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.

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The CEDAW-based Legal Review: A Brief Guide was developed to guide practitioners in the government, parliament, civil society and women’s groups, academic institutions, and development agencies to assess compliance of the national laws with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It enables the practioners to provide appropriate recommendations for ensuring that new and existng laws are compatible through a CEDAW-based legal review.

The Strategy for Prevention of and Response to the Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The present strategy provides guidance and recommendations on how governmental institutions of Ukraine, civil society organizations, international organizations and UN system can join efforts to effectively prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence. The publication was developed with the technical support of the UN Women Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in frames of the UN Women project "Gender Equality at the Center of Reforms, Peace and Security" funded by the Government of Sweden.

Case Management in Shelters

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The aim of this manual is to enhance and strengthen the response of domestic violence service providers. It provides confidential, effective and professional support to victims of domestic violence by focusing on the delivery of services through victim-centered support. This manual provides an overview on the day-to-day management of gender-based and domestic violence cases based on best practices for assistance and protection within the Kosovo shelters, in particular the Safe House Gjakova...

Istanbul Convention - Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Issued by the Regional United Nations Development Group in Europe and Central Asia, Issue-Based Coalition on Gender, the brief summarizes core principles from the comprehensive framework of the The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Increasing women's participation in the policy making processes on local level: Manual for civil society organizations

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The manual provides experiences, lessons learned and recommendations for greater inclusion of women at the local level implemented by the local organizations, aiming to identify the most effective ones for different contexts and target groups.

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