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Impact study of Covid-19 on older people and caregivers in Armenia

Technical Reports and Document

The COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia has severely affected older people in terms of their life and health, social and economic situation. This study looks at the impacts of COVID-19 on older people and professional caregivers and trained Red Cross (RC) volunteers in the context of general care provision in Armenia and suggests recommendations to ARCS and other stakeholders for improving the COVID-19 response and care for older people and caregivers.

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Youth in the commonwealth of independent states and sustainable development goals

Technical Reports and Document

Young people in the CIS countries, like in most countries in the world, are prioritizing education and stable employment with prospects for further development. The brochure «Youth in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Sustainable Development Goals» is a summary statistics within a series of annual publications of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS on the status of youth in the Commonwealth region, supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Measuring migration and remittances in UNECE countries during the pandemic

Technical Reports and Document

This report is based on the results of an informal survey among national statistical offices of UNECE countries aimed at finding out how migration and remittances measurement was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was conducted in an online form in October, 2020 among 25 countries, including 10 EECA countries.

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CISPop 2020 Annual Report - Executive Summary

Annual Report

This Executive Summary provides an overview of the 2020 Annual Progress Report of the UNFPA regional programme "CISPop: Better Data for Better Policies" funded by the Russian Federation. The document summarizes key programme milestones achieved and activities conducted together with implementing partners and the UNFPA country offices within the reporting period. 

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Key recommendations for improving gender-responsive family friendly policies in Albania

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This paper provides key recommendations to improve legal provisions and national policies in Albania to better support parents and families.

These recommendations are based on the "Analysis of Gender Responsive Family Friendly Policies in Albania", conducted 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. The analysis provides an overview of the current legal, economic and social context for gender responsive family friendly policies in Albania. It also identifies best practices from other countries in the region and provides recommendations that will help to create an enabling environment and expand choices for women to fulfill their career and family and fertility aspirations.

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Champion companies on family-friendly workplaces in Albania

Technical Reports and Document

This report, “Albanian Champion Companies on Family Friendly Workplaces”, provides assessment of current family-friendly policies and practices in the private sector in Albania. It was prepared by DM Consulting with technical inputs from the UNFPA office, using a desk analysis of surveys sent to approximately 100 private companies. This process aimed at identifying the best placed companies in the Albanian market that have worked towards creating Family Friendly Workplaces.

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Analysis of gender-responsive family friendly policies in Albania

Technical Reports and Document

This report, “Analysis on Gender Responsive Family Friendly Policies in Albania”, provides an overview of the current legal, economic, and social context for gender responsive family friendly policies in Albania. The report was developed by UNFPA and its partner IDRA Research and Consulting, based on a policy scans and data analysis. In addition to mapping the legal and policy landscape for family support in Albania, the report includes best practices from other countries in the region and beyond and to provide recommendations to create an enabling environment and expand choices for women to fulfill both their career and family and fertility aspirations.

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Public Policies Best Practices: Examples from Sweden, Estonia, and Slovenia

Technical Reports and Document

Gender-responsive family policies at the national level are crucial to support women and men to have the choices they want, and the capabilities to act on these, when it comes to their career and family. However, many family policies in the region are often still too maternalistic and are based on harmful gender norms, roles and stereotypes which may limit women's participation in the labor force and men's share of the unpaid care work. This repository of best practices and case study from Sweden, Estonia and Slovenia provides some concrete examples of how national policies can be improved to expand choices for women and men, and support more equal and prosperous societies.

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Expanding Choices Brief: Year 1 Achievements

Annual Report

The 3-year programme "Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” aims to expand choices for women so that they can fulfill their career, family and fertility aspirations by working with the private sector and governments to champion gender-responsive family policies.

In its first year, the Expanding Choices programme laid the foundation for family-friendly policies in the workplace and at national level. Over 20 companies have been identified across all three countries to pilot family-friendly workplaces and regional awareness campaigns have been launched to sensitize people on the importance and benefits of family-friendly policies for prosperous and equal societies. 

The programme is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation and is implemented in Albania, Kosovo and Moldova. This brief highlights achievements in all three countries in its first year.

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EU 4 Gender Equality: Year 1 Overview and Achievements

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The 3-year programme "EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence” 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.

In its first year, and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, EU 4 Gender Equality made significant strides in combating social norms that harm men and women. From starting father's clubs for hundreds of dads to launching awareness campaigns seen by millions, the programme made a difference at the grassroots level.

The programme is funded by the European Union and implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA in the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. This brief highlights achievements in all six countries, starting from the programme's launch in spring 2020 until one year later.

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