Keep the promise, accelerate the change: Taking stock of gender equality in Europe and Central Asia 25 years after Beijing
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. More
- Ending violence against women and girls (21)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (20)
- COVID-19 (11)
- Economic empowerment (11)
- Gender equality and inequality (8)
- Gender statistics (7)
- Access to justice and legal protection (6)
- Leadership and political participation (6)
- Peace and security (6)
- Employment (6)
- Health (6)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (5)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (5)
- Decision-making (5)
- Gender discrimination (4)
- Social protection (4)
- Human rights (4)
- Gender, culture and society (4)
- Anti-violence interventions (4)
- Women’s rights (4)
- Crisis response and recovery (3)
- Partnerships (3)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (3)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (3)
- Gender stereotypes (3)
- Service delivery (3)
- Sexual harassment (3)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (3)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (3)
- Gender data gaps (3)
- Legal assistance (3)
- Sex-disaggregated data (3)
- Health care services (3)
- Poverty (3)
- Civil society (3)
- Gender mainstreaming (3)
- Governance and national planning (3)
- HIV and AIDS (3)
- Inheritance rights (2)
- Macroeconomic policies (2)
- Local development (2)
- Women with disabilities (2)
- Human rights–based approach (2)
- Communications and media (2)
- Institutional mechanisms (2)
- Education (2)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (2)
- Gender power relations (2)
- Humanitarian action (2)
- Laws, legislation (2)
- Migration (2)
- Unpaid work (1)
- Traditional media (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Water (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- Food security (1)
- Monitoring and evaluation (1)
- Ageing/older people (1)
- Accountability (1)
- Rights in marriage (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Disaster risk reduction (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Energy (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Rape/sexual assault (1)
- Migrant workers (1)
- Temporary special measures, affirmative action (1)
- Productive resources (1)
- Women farmers (1)
- Political empowerment (1)
- Capacity development (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Climate change (1)
- Intergovernmental processes (1)
- Financial and economic crisis (1)
- Electoral systems and processes (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Rural development (1)
- Care and support services (1)
- Monitoring, evaluation and reporting (1)
- Harmful practices (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Fundamental freedoms (1)
- Gender data production and collection (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
- Shelters (1)
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- Bosnia and Herzegovina (15)
- Ukraine (13)
- Albania (12)
- North Macedonia (11)
- Turkey (9)
- Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) (8)
- Serbia (7)
- Kazakhstan (4)
- Montenegro (3)
- Azerbaijan (2)
- Georgia (2)
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Thursday, November 19, 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 Azerbaijan. It also advocates for gender responsiveness in the relief and recovery measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.
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.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.
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.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The mapping analysis examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and wellbeing of women and men at the local level and identifies immediate interventions by the municipalities to respond to the crisis. Focusing mainly on the perceptions of local gender equality mechanisms, it provides recommendations for supporting the municipalities in identifying gender specific measures and prioritizing allocation of resources in the post-recovery period.
Friday, July 17, 2020
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Women are disproportionately affected by the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey which is deepening the pre-existing gender inequalities. A new study entitled "Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey" conducted by UN Women Turkey and financed by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) reveals the different socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on women and men.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The report on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on specialist services for victims and survivors of violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey: A proposal for addressing the needs” is a rapid assessment of specialist services to women who experienced violence to better understand the challenges posed to service delivery, as well as to explore new opportunities for innovative approaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment was undertaken within the EU-UN Women Regional Programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.”
Thursday, May 21, 2020
This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.
Monday, May 18, 2020
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictive measures exposes all groups of women to higher risks of losing incomes and savings, it significantly increases the burden of unpaid care work, exposes women and children to domestic violence and exacerbates vulnerabilities of those facing multiple forms of discrimination, reveals the new study developed by UN Women Ukraine.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Following the principle "Nothing about us, without us," this study aims to better understand the capacity of women's organisations in Ukraine as the first step to improving assistance on the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to create a baseline against which to measure future capacity development efforts. These findings can be used by the civil society, the government stakeholders and the donor community in their planning, coordination and capacity building initiatives.
Friday, May 8, 2020
This study examines the gaps and failures of the response to violence against women in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, as seen from the perspective of actual cases reported and processed within the legal and institutional system of protection.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Armenia, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
UN Women’s country gender equality brief (CGEB) provides a snapshot of the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Belarus, particularly against the gender-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Framed under Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, the CGEB also attempts to summarize how/ if women from marginalized or vulnerable communities may face multiple layers of discrimination.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
This publication explores barriers to political participation of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outlines the activities of key contextual enablers, assesses to which extent political parties can be considered as gate keepers for participation of women in politics, explores the entry points for promoting participation of women in political and public life, and provides a deeper analysis of media and the presentation of women in politics.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This document is the full text of the findings of the "Survey on perception of gender-based violence" as well as of the basic gender stereotypes from among the populations of three conflict-affected regions in Eastern Ukraine. The study also provides an overview of relevant legislative frameworks, summary of the findings of previous surveys in Ukraine and the quotes from the interviews and focus group discussions.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
This report presents a review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and its interplay with the implementation of the first four years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Friday, February 21, 2020
This study presents the findings of an application of a method developed for the United Kingdom (UK) to the case of the North Macedonia, which estimates the annual fiscal cost of public investment in early childhood education and care services. In particular, the study examines several important outcomes of investing in early childcare: direct and indirect employment creation; impact on gender employment gap; related increases in tax revenues.