The Report presents a thematic regional analysis of unpaid work of women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and the resulting empowerment women gain when their responsibility for such work is reduced. The report concludes with policy recommendations that prioritize the importance of unpaid work as a barrier to women’s economic empowerment. Removing this barrier require specific
Opportunities and challenges for gender equality in the COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of investment in the care economy for successful response, recovery and “building back better” from the pandemic. The report provides evidence on UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member states´ efforts to secure and expand care-focused investment during the pandemic response
This document provides a mapping of policy initiatives in the ECE region. It identifies applications of best practices and innovative approaches which can be incorporated into individual country’s measures and initiatives. It is based on data from all ECE member states, compiled between July and September 2020, from available international or regional databases as well as national sources.
This policy brief is part of the United Nations Development Account tranche 13 project: Strengthening Social Protection for Pandemic Response, in particular its workstream on strengthening care policies with a gender lens with the participation of UN regional commissions and cooperating partners, including UN Women regional offices. It analyzes economic and social policies of ECE member states in
Statistics and indicators that reflect the realities of the lives of women and men are needed to describe women’s and men’s role in the society, economy and family, to formulate and monitor policies and plans, monitor changes, and inform the public. In 2010, the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) established the Task Force on Indicators of Gender Equality, to improve the monitoring of