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Mapping of Sexual Violence Services in the Western Balkans and Turkey

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.

Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women's NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey

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.

Midterm evaluation of the Ukrainian National Action Plan on implementation of UNSCR 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” until 2020

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (NAP 1325) can serve as important tools for governments, multilateral organizations and civil society organizations to support the translation of UNSCR 1325 into practical action and to strengthen women’s roles in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and security processes.

Reviewing Development Agency of Serbia data on programs and measures and analysing the effects and gender impact

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This Gender analysis report examines the relationships between women and men and their access to and control of resources and the constraints they face relative to each other. The main goal is to ensure that gender-based injustices and inequalities are not exacerbated by interventions, and that where is possible, greater equality and justice in gender relations are promoted.

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Brief Guide to the Intersectional Approach through the Implementation of CEDAW and CRPD in Ukraine

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Guide supports key stakeholders to help facilitate the full inclusion and meaningful participation of women and girls with disabilities. It aims to assist in understanding of the intersectionality of human rights and provides practical recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of two key Conventions: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Review of the Multi-sector Approach to Domestic Violence at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The report reviews the viability of applying the coordination approach to the establishment and functioning of multi-sector referral mechanisms at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the central element of the multi-sector response. The gathered information includes a detailed insight into the capacities of the multi-sector referral mechanisms and the quality of the service provided by the multi-sector referral mechanisms in six locations, and their sustainability beyond the duration of the projects through which they were established.

UN Women Analysis of the Capacities for the Implementation of Council of Europe Convention of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Violence against Women in Police and Free Legal Aid Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

This assessment analyses the capacities of police and free legal aid sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the implementation of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention). It provides recommendations to address identified gaps and possibilities for improvements in the two targeted sectors.

Analysis of the Cost of Domestic Violence: Estimating the Cost of Multi-sectoral Response at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Analysis of the cost of domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina assessed the costs of general and specialized services for domestic violencesurvivors as prescribed by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). In addition, it includes costs of individual survivors of violence with recommendations to enhance a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender based Violence in Urban Spaces in Albania

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This study looks at the different dimensions of sexual harassment and other forms of gender based violence against women and girls in urban public spaces in the cities of Shkodra and Korça.

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Human Rights of LBTIQ Women in Ukraine provides an overview of the UN and national human rights instruments on the rights of LBTIQ women and a summary of the situation with respect to their rights in Ukraine. The publication aims to support the civil society activists advocating for the integration of LBTIQ rights into Ukrainian legislation and policies.

Equal Pay for work of equal value in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents an overview of pay inequality in Europe and Central Asia and how this issue is covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also provides information about the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), a joint initiative of ILO, UN Women and OECD, which aims to support governments, employers and workers and their organizations, and other stakeholders, to make equal pay between women and men for work of equal value a reality, and reduce the gender pay gap.

Leaving no one behind: A Presentation of the key findings from UNESCO and UN Women reports on the intersection of SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This 2-page brief presents the key findings of the UNESCO report "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe" and UN Women report "Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality and SDG 4 on quality education.

Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender based Violence in Urban Spaces in Albania

Sunday, October 28, 2018

This  study  looks  at  the  different dimensions  of sexual harassment  and other  forms  of gender  based violence  against Albanian  women and  girls in urban public spaces.

The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The brochure “The Rights of Roma Women in Ukraine: Overview on the Situation of Roma Women in Ukraine in the Context of the Implementation of CEDAW” provides an assessment of the state of human rights of Roma women in Ukraine and the analysis of how the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses their rights.

Needs Assessment of Syrian Women and Girls Under Temporary Protection Status in Turkey

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

UN Women and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Immigrants (ASAM) undertook a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women with the aim of gathering information on the needs of refugee women and girls, the challenges they are facing to access services and identifying areas that need improvement.

‘A THOUSAND WAYS TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS’: An analysis of existing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) approaches for minoritized women and girls in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This report highlights the main challenges that ‘by and for’ women’s organizations across the Western Balkans and Turkey face in incorporating an intersectional approach, as well as in monitoring and reporting on Istanbul Convention implementation, monitoring and reporting to Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and engaging with the EU accession process.

Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense Sector in Ukraine in 2017

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Gender Impact Assessment of the Security and Defense sector in Ukraine is a part of UN Women’s support to the Ukrainian Government’s efforts to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This assessment was conducted as a part of the UN Women global “Women, Peace and Security Global Facility: From Resolutions to Accountability and Leadership” project in 2017.

Desk Review of 18 UNDAFs in Europe and Central Asia: Application of Twin-Track Approach to Gender in UNDAFs and CCAs to promote Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A comparative analysis of 18 UNDAFs in ECA region shows an increase in gender-responsiveness at both the outcome and indicator levels with each new generation. However, key findings from this analysis also show that gaps remain to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in a systematic manner through the UNDAF planning process.

Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes.

Leaving No One Behind: Gender Accessibility Audit in Kramatorsk City, Donetsk Oblast - Summary of Findings

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Gender Accessibility Audit identified the information and communication challenges, as well as the infrastructure barriers, which restrict access of women with disabilities to public services, causing their exclusion. The Audit report also provides a set of recommendations developed by women and men with disabilities to be included in the local programmes and budgets by the Kramatorsk City Council.

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