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Snapshot: UNFPA's Response in Ukraine and the Region

Fact Sheet

A snapshot of UNFPA's response to the Ukraine crisis.

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Family-Friendly Workplaces

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A family-friendly workplace aims to support all employees to balance their work responsibilities with their care and family responsibilities, by creating a supportive work culture and environment and providing both practical and abstract support to employees to do so.

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Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy

State of World Population Report

Half. That’s the share of all pregnancies that are unintended. What does this say about our values, our priorities – our future?

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Analytical Brief

Technical Reports and Document

This baseline study on stereotypes in eastern partnership countries was produced in the framework of the “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence” programme, funded by the European Union, implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA.

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Baseline Study

Technical Reports and Document

This baseline study on gender norms and stereotypes in the countries of the eastern partnership was produced in the framework of the “EU 4 Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence” programme, funded by the European Union, implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA.

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Comparative Analysis “Gender-Responsive Family Policies: National Regulations in the Light of the New European Standards”

Technical Reports and Document

The Comparative Analysis “Gender-Responsive Family Policies: National Regulations in the Light of the New European Standards” is developed within the project “Expanding Choices: GenderResponsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova”, implemented by the UNFPA, in cooperation with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNFPA, ADA or any of its affiliated organisations.

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Expanding Choices through Family-Friendly Policies: Kosovo Analytical Report

Technical Reports and Document

The Work-Life Balance Directive entered into force on 1 August 2019. Its adoption represented a move towards taking a broader approach to addressing women’s underrepresentation in the labour market. Key aspects of the Directive address paternity leave, parental leave, leave for caring purposes and flexible working arrangements for parents and carers, many of which are new concepts for Kosovo's legal framework. This report considers the impact that the  Directive will have on the legal framework in Kosovo, bearing in mind Kosovo’s obligations to harmonise its legislation to that of the European Union pursuant to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement. It was prepared by Kosovo Women's Network, with technical inputs from UNFPA, as part of the regional project “Expanding Choices: Gender Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” implemented by UNFPA and supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

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Active Ageing Index “AAI” for Azerbaijan

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This report details the ‘Active Ageing Index for Azerbaijan’ (AAI) for the first time, following the methodology used for the 2014 AAI in European Union Member States. The report reviews the relative position of Azerbaijan in comparison to the EU Member States, by analysing the overall AAI and its domain-specific indexes. The analysis in this report suggests that to have an effective welfare system for older people it is necessary to incorporate the idea and principles of active ageing to respond to a rapidly changing society and to improve the quality of life in old age.

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Strong Supply Chains - A Key Investment for Choice, Health and Human Rights

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This brief suggests what governments in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region can do to build supply chains that support commodity availability from the very top of the supply chain, where goods are manufactured, to the last mile, where people receive their health services and supplies, and it explains why protecting the right to access services and supplies is especially important in a rapidly changing world.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation Among Older People in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region

Technical Reports and Document

This study looks at loneliness and social isolation among older people in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. This report is the result of a multinational survey on loneliness among older people that was carried out—under sometimes challenging conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic—in six countries/territories in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus during the summer of 2021.

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