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Situation Analysis of Capacities for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Palliative Care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Publication

Situation Analysis of Capacities for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Palliative Care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was prepared by the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in partnership with the International Cervical Cancer Prevention Association. Some 570,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed around the world every year, resulting in over 300,000 deaths annually. Although proven, cost-effective methods to prevent cervical cancer exist, they have not been widely implemented where the disease burden is highest. This situation analysis provides an evaluation of those methods in the countries and territories of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It also identifies gaps in existing efforts and highlights priorities for improvement in 10 areas, ranging from organizing cervical screening and introducing vaccination, through knowledge- and awareness-raising efforts, to strengthening oncology services and palliative care.

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Addressing Country Priorities to Eliminate Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem: The Regional Strategy for Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Technical Reports and Document

The UNFPA Regional Strategy for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Addressing Country Priorities to Eliminate Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem has been prepared for the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (UNFPA EECARO) and the UNFPA offices in the countries and territories of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region to guide the planning and implementation of actions to strengthen cervical cancer prevention, treatment and palliative care, and to ensure harmonized capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and advocacy across the region. It is based on data from the situation analysis of capacities for cervical cancer prevention, treatment and palliative care across the UNFPA EECA region that was conducted from January to August 2021.

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The impact of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Technical Reports and Document

Since the World Health Organization first reported the emergence of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, countries around the globe have been debating, developing and implementing measures to interrupt the transmission of COVID-19. These include measures such as testing, tracing, self-isolating, issuing shelter-in-place orders, and reorganizing health-care services. These measures could potentially have a profound impact not only in social and economic terms but also on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). While there is a growing body of literature examining the impact of COVID-19 on SRH, there is currently a dearth of data from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. This study was therefore commissioned by the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECARO) to fill this research gap. The continuity of SRH services is one of the priorities of the COVID-19 Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan.

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Ukraine Emergency Situation Report #12 – 6 September 2022

Situation Report

Security conditions in Ukraine’s east and south continue to worsen, resulting in 330,000 people newly displaced inside the country in the last month. The estimated number of internally displaced people has risen to 6.9 million, and more than 7 million refugees are recorded in European countries. 

UNFPA continues to support survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Three Survivor Relief Centres located in Zaporizhzhia, Lviv and Dnipro have helped around 1,200 internally displaced people and GBV survivors in the last two months.

On International Youth Day (12 August), UNFPA released a video to illustrate the vital role young people play in the emergency response and recovery efforts in Ukraine. UNFPA supported “Energy of your future” youth camps that help teenagers cope with trauma and plan for the future. In Moldova, UNFPA supported “Know the Country that Hosts You Tours” with the National Youth Council and facilitated peer-to-peer learning on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and GBV.

UNFPA continues to partner with the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to support the institutional and operational needs of national civil society organizations and service providers in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia that are providing SRH and GBV assistance and information to hundreds of refugees from Ukraine.

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Infographics on Family-Friendly Workplaces and Gender-Responsive Family Policies

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Infographic series from UNFPA's Expanding Choices program on what family-friendly workplaces and gender-responsive family policies are, and how these can benefit governments, private sectors, and families.

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12 Questions and Answers on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Technical Reports and Document

This brochure was developed to respond to common questions that adolescents on the move might have about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Key results of the second implementation year

Annual Report

This brief provides a short overview of the second 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.

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Situation Report #10: UNFPA's Response in Ukraine and the Region

Situation Report

Situation Report #10, covering UNFPA's response to the Ukraine crisis, from the period of 3 June - 7 July 2022.

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Implementing Family-Friendly Policies and Gender Equality in the Public and Private Sectors

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the main findings of the report “Implementation of family-friendly policies and gender equality in the public and private sector” from an employee's perspective. The report was developed to assess the current situation, challenges, and problems in implementing family friendly and gender equality in the country policies and provide recommendations that would lead to improvements in the area. This study is conducted under the framework of the project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

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Implementing Family-Friendly Policies and Gender Equality in the Public and Private Sectors

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the main findings of the report “Implementation of family-friendly policies and gender equality in the public and private sector” from an employer's perspective. The report was developed to assess the current situation, challenges, and problems in implementing family friendly and gender equality in the country policies and provide recommendations that would lead to improvements in the area. This study is conducted under the framework of the project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

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