The publication presents results, lessons learnt and successful practices of the Opportunities and Women’s Rights in Ukraine Programme (EOWR) co-financed by the EU and UNDP. The objective of the EOWR was to support the Government and civil society efforts to promote gender equality in Ukraine. Download file
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms. Download file
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms.Download file
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms.Download file
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms.Download file
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms.Download file
This analysis is based on reviews of a number of secondary sources and studies that prove that neglecting vulnerable groups resulted in the violation of the human rights of these groups and of their individual members.Download file
A fact sheet on who runs civil society organizations in Ukraine.Download file
The study attempts to provide a statistical analysis of women's and men's leadership in officially registered institutions, organizations and enterprises.  Download file
This research paper provides a review of the current state of early HIV diagnostic in children born to HIV infected mothers.Download file
This publication presents the results of research of social and demographic determinants of the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV.Download file
The checklists in this document are an important tool in ensuring greater safety and better quality medical care for women in prison, and are designed to assist a review of current policies and practices relating to women’s health in prisons. They follow from the Declaration on women’s health in prison.Download file
This handbook aims to assist legislators, policymakers, prison managers, staff and non-governmental organizations in implementing international standards and norms related to the gender-specific needs of women prisoners, in particular the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Offenders and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders ('the Bangkok Rules').Download file
This publication is prepared in the framework of the pilot project «Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission and Improving Neonatal Outcomes among Drug Dependent Pregnant Women and Children Born to Them» that has been implemented in 2011–2014 with technical and financial support from the United Nations Children’ Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine in close collaboration with State Service on HIV/AIDS and Other Socially Dangerous Diseases and International Charitable Fund «William J. Clinton Foundation».Download file
The United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Female Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the ‘Bangkok Rules’) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2011 covers: The need for international standards  Who the Rules protect What the Rules say Who should be involved in their implementation. Download file
This Toolkit provides practical guidance on how to address them across justice systems and within the contexts of: marriage, family and property rights; ending violence against women; and women in conflict with the law, with special reference to programming at country level.Download file
This booklet is based on relevant United Nations Secretary-General reports and should not be considered a full précis of these official documents. Instead, this booklet provides a summary of general information about United Nations support and assistance to counter gender related killing and offers recommendations on the subject.Download file
Designed for first-responders such as the police, it explains the issue, provides an overview of relevant norms and standards, and gives guidance on how to intervene. In particular, it focuses on how to investigate acts of violence against women—a process that requires considerable sensitivity.Download file
The publication aims at supporting efforts to address challenges and provides countries with comprehensive guidance on how to improve, both from a normative and operational perspective, the response of their criminal justice system to violence against women.Download file
UNODC developed this manual to be used as resource material for capacity building of staff working in shelter homes for women. The recently published manual highlights the specific needs of women in institutions, enables the care givers to understand these needs and gives them an insight into the spectrum of psychosocial interventions.Download file
The report summarises the existing peer reviewed and grey literature describing evidence on the nature and degree of risks and experiences of women who inject drugs and women whose partners inject.Download file
This Practical Guide is intended for existing harm reduction and HIV-related service providers, managers, health-care workers and outreach workers, as well as those planning to work directly with women who inject drugs.Download file
This policy brief aims to promote the realization of gender equality and human rights in terms of an effective harm reduction response to HIV for women who inject drugs in community and prison settings.Download file
The document informs and encourages governments, policy–makers, and other partners to take the necessary actions to implement evidence-based prevention strategies and treatment services for substance use disorders in order to provide everybody, girls as well as boys, and women as well as men, with the skills and opportunities to prevent the initiation of unhealthy behaviours and, in case of individuals who use drugs and suffer from drug use disorders, with the optimal support for improving their life circumstances.Download file
The guidance tool contained in this publication is intended to provide step-by step support for all, particularly ILO constituents and their partners, who are involved in workplace responses to HIV in order to facilitate mainstreaming of gender throughout their programmes and activities.Download file
This Guide has been produced as part of the ILO’s Follow-up to the Action Plan on the Elimination of Discrimination (2004-2007), ensuing the first global report on the subject entitled Time for equality at work.Download file
The report provides detailed quantitative and qualitative information on the employment needs and the employability of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the current economic environment.Download file
The Ukrainian domestic workers who migrate to Poland face the same difficulties as migrant domestic workers around the world, which include exposure to violations of human and labour rights, given their migration status, the absence of protection and assistance mechanisms in both home and destination countries, low social status, and the often informal nature of their work.Download file
This report presents a review of the changes made to the Ukrainian social security system between 2014 and 2015, and of the reforms planned for the near future. The review aims to assist the Ukrainian Government and the social partners in effectively formulating and implementing measures to help sustain the social security system under unfavourable socioeconomic and political conditions.Download file
This report presents the main findings of the second phase of the school-to-work transition survey (SWTS) conducted jointly by the Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms (UCSR) and the Ptoucha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.Download file
This publication expands on previous versions of the ABC of women workers’ rights and gender equality and incorporates important International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments that have emerged since its last revision, such as the Resolution on gender equality, pay equity and maternity protection adopted at the 92nd Session of the International Labour Conference in 2004.Download file
The policy brief aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.Download file
This tool guides programme staff during the process of formulating and implementing projects and programmes on how to include specific measures, which addresses gender inequalities and gender disaggregated data and indicators.Download file
Special emphasis is placed on gender and the empowerment of women in the UNDP Strategic Plan (SP). More specifically, the SP integrates gender concerns into six of its outcomes, and gender equality is the main focus of outcome 4. UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 provides strategic guidance to UNDP on how to mainstream gender as they operationalize the UNDP SP.Download file
Among the demographic processes that determine the "sociodemographic face" of humanity in this century, ageing occupies a prominent place. In recent decades, the problem of demographic ageing is in the focus of international organizations and relevant international research centers, due to the fundamental impact of ageing population on the condition of human development.Download file
An in-depth analysis of the present problems of gender inequality in the Ukrainian labour market and to describe its basic features; to investigate workers’ opportunities to combine employment and family obligations; to study peculiarities of income generation of the Ukrainian men and women, in particular to assess the scales of unaccounted work and the contribution of women.Download file
In Ukrainian society, double standards towards gender roles still prevail. There are different expectations for women and men about their place in public and private spheres, and their productive and reproductive labour. Early marriage in Ukraine is connected with the problem of early sexual debut of young people, and unplanned pregnancies. Early marriage may cause problems such as school dropout, and prolonged economic and psychological dependency on parents.Download file
The survey was conducted on the basis of the questionnaire field “family relations” of the Medical and Demographic Household Survey (UDHS), held in 2007 by the Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms and the State Statistics Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and supported by USAID.Download file
This report presents the findings of a comprehensive assessment of the economic costs of violence against women in Ukraine.Download file
Gender inequality is one of the main human rights violations that manifests itself in the unequal opportunities of women and men in various domains of public life, including political representation and decision-making, economic opportunities and access to resources, empowerment in the family and vulnerability to discrimination and violence.Download file
Overview of Gender with Age Marker (GAM)Download file
Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action with the specialized focus and tips how to integrate gender equality in specific sectors.Download file
The brochure presents the best practice on conducting the Gender Accessibility Audit of eight infrastructure buildings in Kramatorsk City of Donetsk Oblast in Eastern Ukraine.Download file
The brochure “Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Results of Community-Based Research Through the Lens of CEDAW” provides an assessment of the state of human rights of women living with HIV 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.Download file
This brief provides a glimpse of UN Women's work in the conflict affected regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. UN Women's work in Ukraine has a focus on increasing women's leadership and participation; ending violence against women and girls; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action; and making gender equality central to national and local development planning and budgeting.Download file
"Gender Analysis of Official Development Assistance to Ukraine" provides assessment of donors' policy and the volume of aid to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment and determines a baseline at the beginning of 2012.  It includes assessment of extent to which gender is integrated in donor policy documents, performance assessment, dialogues and financing.Download file
"Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine: Theory and Practice" was developed by experts of the NGO "Bureau of Gender Policies and Budgeting" to help the advocates of gender equality, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, academitians and wide public to understand and apply key concepts and principles, gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and costing tools.Download file
“Gender Policy and Institutional Mechanisms of its Implementation in Ukraine" is the National review of Ukraine's implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPA) and the outcomes of the Twenty-third Special Session of the General Assembly.Download file
The purpose of the manual "Gender-Responsive Budgeting: Analysis of Budget Programmes from Gender Perspective" is to provide public officials working on gender budget analysis a simple tool on how to carry out the analysis.Download file
It presents findings of a sociological research on women’s participation in military operations conducted in the anti-terroristic organizations (ATO) zone in the East of Ukraine (Donbass area). The study details the achievements and challenges arising from women’s integration in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.Download file
The Atlas of Environmental Migration is the first illustrated publication mapping environmental migration, clarifying terminology and concepts, drawing a typology of migration related to environment and climate change, describing the multiple factors at play, explaining the challenges, and highlighting the opportunities related to this phenomenon.Download file
Environmental change and natural disasters affect men and women in different ways. Vulnerability to climate and environmental stressors is also shaped by gender roles and responsibilities. Gender is a key analytical tool when looking for adequate and durable responses to environmental migration that are mindful of differentiated gender needs and impacts. Download file
A person’s health profile includes his/her personal health history and his/her cultural, social, economic and environmental health beliefs. This is particularly true for migrants as they bring these histories and beliefs with them when moving.Download file
Representing the second largest source of external funding for developing countries, remittances – money transfers by migrants to their relatives or other persons in countries of origin – are recognized by governments and international organizations as important tools for reducing household poverty and enhancing local development.1 However, it is often implicitly assumed in research, policy and programmes on the issue that patterns of sending and using remittances are gender-neutral.Download file
How can migrant mothers stay in touch with their children left behind? In Ukraine, IOM targeted some high-migration regions where up to 1/4 of children are growing up with one of their parents – often the mother - working abroad. IOM invested in field-based research and took a number of steps to reach out to these families as well as improve key local actors’ – such as teachers, psychosocial workers and local NGOs -- knowledge about the needs of these children.Download file
Due to structural, cultural, social and economic barriers, rural women, who make up one fourth of the world’s population, fare worse than rural men, urban men and urban women in virtually all of the Millennium Development Goals (Inter-Agency Task Force on Rural Women, 2012). It is increasingly acknowledged and understood that migration is a highly gendered phenomenon. Women, in general, face different challenges and opportunities in many areas than similarly situated men do.Download file
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards effective respect of the human dignity.Download file
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 aims at achieving gender equality and women's empowerment. This goal is critical to achieve migration governance as defined by the International Organization for Migration’s Migration Governance Framework, by fulfilling the rights and maximizing the socioeconomic well-being of all migrants and society. Download file
The goal of this toolkit is to advance gender equality through IOM’s communications by highlighting the varied profiles of migrants, actions and engagement in multiple contexts. Women and men should be shown in different environments and backgrounds (rural/urban, home/work, etc.) and their presence in IOM communications should be representative of their unique roles, capacities, ages and milieu.Download file
IOM strives to improve the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all, to provide better and targeted services to its beneficiaries. The Gender Equality Policy establishes a framework for IOM’s work on gender equality for the next five years.Download file
This is a brief overview discussing key issues that affect the status of rural women in the region. It aims to assist interested parties in developing their awareness and it can also be used for advocacy purposes and enhancing the impact of development interventions.Download file
The objective of ‘Guidelines on Gender Mainstreaming and a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)’ is to provide a concise and compact guide for FAO REU / SEC staff to use at different stages of the project cycle. Download file
These guidelines are an important building block for FAO’s approach to achieve sustainable development and provide guidelines for FAO headquarters and decentralized offices for the management of environmental and social (E&S) risks in its strategies, policies and field projects.Download file
Gender equality is central to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. Download file
This strategy provides a structure to assist UNHCR operations in dealing with SGBV on the basis of a multi-sectoral and interagency approach. UNHCR policies and programmes have for many years helped operations to address SGBV in coordination with other actors.Download file
The objectives of this note are to emphasise that programmes on sexual and gender‑based violence need to include men and boys and to provide guidance on how to access survivors, facilitate reporting, provide protection and deliver essential medical, legal and social services. This note focuses on how to work with survivors. Download file
These Guidelines are intended to be used by the staff of UNHCR, UN agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and host government agencies who provide protection and assistance to refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR.   Download file
The Training Package is designed to help facilitators deliver introductory, interactive training on the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Facilitators should have field-experience working on SGBV prevention and response, mainstreaming gender equality, working with communities affected by displacement.  Download file
The purpose of this Policy is to reinforce UNHCR’s longstanding commitment to ensuring that people are at the centre of all that we do. This requires that we apply an age, gender, and diversity (AGD) approach to all aspects of our work. Through this Policy, we aim to ensure that persons of concern can enjoy their rights on an equal footing and participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives, families, and communities.Download file