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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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Why do women tend to earn less than men throughout life?

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As part of the Expanding Choices project, UNFPA jointly with its implementing partner,  Expert-Grup, developed an analysis on gender disparities that is based on the economic life cycle deficit in Moldova. This infographic, based on the National Transfer Accounts, provides key findings on the impact family friendly policies are playing on the gender pay gap.

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The State of the World's Midwifery 2021

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An unprecedented effort to document the global sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health workforce, with a particular focus on midwives.

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Training Package for Healthcare Professionals on Engaging Men in Prenatal Care

Technical Reports and Document

The health sector is an important entry point to promote the early involvement of fathers in caregiving. However, maternal and child health providers often primarily communicate with mothers and do not engage men as supportive partners to women or as caregivers themselves. This training package was created to help healthcare professionals engage with men during pregnancy and childbirth and to promote active fatherhood. Accompanied by slides for use in presentations, and including prenatal visit practice with roleplaying exercises, it is intended to help health providers better engage with fathers. It also provides health professionals with a module on gender-based violence, including a scenario with a pregnant survivor of violence. The Training Package on Engaging Men in Prenatal Care was developed 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 in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

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CISPop: Better Data for Better Policies

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A brochure on CISPop: Better Data for Better Policies, a UNFPA programme supported by the Russian Federation to strengthen population data collection, analysis and utilization for evidence-based policy-making in the CIS region.  

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Turning the Tide?

Technical Reports and Document

A brief for UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, by Alida Vračić & Tim Judah.

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