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
- Ending violence against women and girls (23)
- COVID-19 (17)
- Health (14)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (13)
- Economic empowerment (12)
- Leadership and political participation (10)
- Governance and national planning (7)
- Anti-violence interventions (6)
- Gender statistics (6)
- Peace and security (6)
- Partnerships (5)
- Humanitarian action (5)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (5)
- Gender-responsive budgeting (5)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (5)
- Social protection (4)
- Women’s rights (4)
- Decision-making (4)
- Access to justice and legal protection (3)
- Human rights (3)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (3)
- Financing for gender equality (3)
- Gender stereotypes (3)
- Sexual harassment (3)
- Health care services (3)
- Generation Equality (3)
- Shelters (3)
- Civil society participation (3)
- Crisis response and recovery (2)
- Gender data use and accessibility (2)
- National statistical systems (2)
- Local development (2)
- UN Security Council resolutions (2)
- Gender equality indicators (2)
- Innovation and technology (2)
- Employment (2)
- Service delivery (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Gender data gaps (2)
- Sex-disaggregated data (2)
- Laws, legislation (2)
- Gender equality and inequality (2)
- Gender mainstreaming (2)
- Unpaid work (1)
- Government contributors (1)
- Gender discrimination (1)
- UN Security Council resolution 1325 (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (1)
- Ageing/older people (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Communications and media (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Girls (1)
- Intergovernmental processes (1)
- Sports (1)
- Financial and economic crisis (1)
- Youth (1)
- UNiTE campaign (1)
- Rural development (1)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (1)
- Civil society (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Gender data production and collection (1)
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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.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The three-year project, "Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey," financed by the European Union, aims to help women’s rights groups, women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant rights-based CSOs improve their capacity to influence national and local women’s rights and gender equality agendas.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
This brief provides a short overview of first-year achievements of the 3-year programme “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence”. The programme seeks to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men by shifting social perceptions around gender roles, tackling gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in childcare and other domestic responsibilities.
Monday, May 24, 2021
The factsheet provides information on the UN Women project “Promoting gender responsive policies and budgets: Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable governance in the Republic of North Macedonia” (2018-2022), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
This publication summarizes the activities and results of the UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 Days of Activism campaign in 2020, "Turn off violence against women and girls", which had the aim to increase awareness regarding the impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls victims of violence.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
This brief presents a summary of the results of the independent evaluation of UN Women’s Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities (“Madad”) programme and offers lessons and recommendations for future programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The policy briefs present the outcomes of the series of the subregional virtual consultations udnertaken in October-November 2020 and outline structural and legal barriers women and girls face, demands from feminists and women's rights advocates and key recommendations for the Generation Equality Forum.
Monday, February 1, 2021
This publication gives an overview of the online conference marking the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It provides an overview of the discussion among the key stakeholders in the country and the region on the achievements and new challenges related to security of women and girls, and of key results of the implementation of resolution 1325 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
The purpose of UN Women’s Country Gender Equality Brief (CGEB) is to provide a snapshot of gender equality and the situation of women in Albania, particularly against the gender-related indicators across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the UN Women corporate methodology and template, and in consultation with the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Albania, the CGEB is based on a literature review and uses official data produced before (and partially during) the COVID-19-induced crisis.
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.
Monday, October 5, 2020
This series, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls
Friday, October 2, 2020
Focus on Gender Bosnia and Herzegovina is a series of publications addressing specific areas of work on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is designed to give more insights on specific gender equality issues and proposed actions to policy makers, experts, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and representatives of international community.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
This programme brief details the scope, objectives, and activities of the three-year “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence” programme funded by the European Union and implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA in six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief presents emerging evidence on the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the care economy. It highlights key measures needed to address the increase in unpaid care work as a result of the pandemic, ensure adequate compensation and decent working conditions for paid care workers, and enable the participation of paid and unpaid caregivers in the policy decisions that affect them.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief presents emerging evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on women’s economic empowerment. It considers the immediate gendered economic impacts, including widening socioeconomic divides and shifting national and international priorities for the allocation of resources, as well as the long-term implications for women’s employment and livelihoods.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas—leadership, gender-based violence, economic opportunities, media participation and representation, and girls’ participation in sport—and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief shines a light on the critical role of women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19 and preparing for a more equitable recovery. In addition to considering the pandemic’s immediate impacts on women’s political participation, the brief demonstrates the opportunity to “build back better” by including and supporting women, and the organizations and networks that represent them, in the decision-making processes that will ultimately shape the post-pandemic future.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief presents emerging evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG). The brief advocates for measures that prevent and respond to VAWG in the current circumstances of lockdown as well as for investments that ensure the safety of women and girls in longer-term recovery plans.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Report of the independent evaluation of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, conducted from July to December 2019. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the achievement of results and performance of the programme; identify and document lessons learned, good practices and innovations, success stories and challenges; identify strategies for replication and up-scaling; and provide actionable recommendations for future programme development.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
This brief explains how companies are responding to the problem of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations on the measures that could be taken.