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outcome ECA_D_1.3XM-DAC-41146-ECA_D_1.3

Women and girls live a life free from all forms of discrimination, violence and harmful social norms.

Activity Details Resources Outcome Indicators and Results Strategic Note Outcome Progress Note Documents
Outcome details
SDG alignment
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
Impact areas
Impact areas
Women’s economic empowerment
Impact areas
Ending violence against women
Organizational outputs
Organizational outputs
Norms, laws, policies and institutions
Policy marker GENDER EQUALITY
Humanitarian scope No
UN system function Advocacy, communications and social mobilization Capacity development and technical assistance Integrated policy advice and thought leadership Support functions
Outcome Description

EVAW & harmful social norms

UN Partners
UN Partner
UNDP
UN Partner
UNFPA
UN Partner
UNICEF
UN Partner
WHO
Resources
$3.27 M Planned Budget
$2.72 M Actual Budget
$3.27 M Planned Budget
$2.72 M Actual Budget and Shortfall
$2.14 M Expenses
Funding Partners Regular Resources (Core): Other Resources (Non-Core)/ Funding Partners: Total Other Resources (Non-Core) $2,546,541
Outcome Indicator and Results Plan Period : 2022-2025
OUTCOME ECA_D_1.3

Women and girls live a life free from all forms of discrimination, violence and harmful social norms.

ECA_D_1.3A
Proportion of participants of the intervention in the EaP countries adhering to more positive attitudes towards gender roles and relations
2022 Result N/A
2023
Baseline
0 0
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
TBC TBC
Result
- -
SP_D_3.1

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

SDG 5.2.1: Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual, or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by form of violence and by age (Desk Review)
SDG
sdg
Goal 5

Common indicators are those that appear verbatim the same in at least two entities' results frameworks and are drawn, where possible, directly from other globally agreed frameworks.

Common
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
WHO

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_3.4

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

SDG 5.3.1: Proportion of women aged 20–24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18 (Desk Review)
SDG
sdg
Goal 5

Common indicators are those that appear verbatim the same in at least two entities' results frameworks and are drawn, where possible, directly from other globally agreed frameworks.

Common
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
WHO
2022 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
Output Indicator and Results
OUTPUT ECA_D_1.3.1

Key stakeholders have strengthened capacity to influence the development, implementation, and oversight of legislation and policies on VAW.

Planned Budget: $4.13 M
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $2.27 M
Expenses: $2.25 M
ECA_D_1.3.1A
Number of countries with publicly available and regularly updated databases publishing gender-related SDGs indicators
2022 Result 2
2016
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
1 1
Result
2 2
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.1B
Number of nationally led multi-stakeholder user-producer dialogue forums on gender statistics convened/supported
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
5 5
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.f
Number of countries with a process to design and implement VAW prevention strategies, or with VAW prevention interventions based on global norms and standards (CO)
2022 Result TRUE
2021
Baseline
Yes Yes
2022
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
TRUE TRUE
2023
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2025
Target
Yes Yes
Result
- -
SP_D_0.4.e
Number of countries with multi stakeholder initiatives in place to prevent and respond to sexual violence including sexual harassment in public and/or private spaces (CO, HQ)
2022 Result 1
2021
Baseline
1 1
2022
Milestone
0 0
Result
1 1
2023
Milestone
0 0
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
0 0
Result
- -
2025
Target
2 2
Result
- -
SP_D_0.5.f
Number of initiatives developed and implemented to prevent, monitor and mitigate violence against women in politics (VAWP) and in public life (including gender equality advocates in civil society organizations working on gender equality and women's empowerment, especially women’s organizations) (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 0
2021
Baseline
3 3
2022
Milestone
4 4
Result
0 0
2023
Milestone
2 2
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
2 2
Result
- -
2025
Target
2 2
Result
- -
OUTPUT ECA_D_1.3.3

Institutions, communities and Individuals have increased capacity to advance and advocate for policies and practices that address gender-based discrimination and combat harmful gender stereotypes including through engaging men and boys

Planned Budget: $4.17 M
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $2.80 M
Expenses: $1.94 M
ECA_D_1.3.3A
Number of guidance materials and tools documenting best practices to promote the use and analysis of gender data to inform policy actions are developed and made available
2022 Result 32474
2017
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
3,425 3,425
Result
32474 32474
2023
Milestone
3,560 3,560
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
30 30
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.3B
Number of data users (including planners, gender focal points and advocates) trained in data use, analysis and advocacy) who report high levels of satisfaction with the training provided (as a percentage of all of all individuals who have received the training)
2022 Result 40
2017
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
19 19
Result
40 40
2023
Milestone
15 15
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
10 10
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.3C
Proportion of data users (including planners, gender focal points and advocates) trained in data use, analysis and advocacy) who report applying their training 6 months after being trained
2022 Result 5528459
2017
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
1,003,600 1,003,600
Result
5528459 5528459
2023
Milestone
1,003,000 1,003,000
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
2000000 2000000
Result
- -
2025
Target
5000000 5000000
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.3D
Number of professionals (psychologists, social workers, etc.) with increased knowledge and skills to deliver preventive and rehabilitation programmes and services for perpetrators (both early prevention and prevention in the probation system)
2022 Result 108
2021
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
50 50
Result
108 108
2023
Milestone
104 104
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
tbc tbc
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.3E
Number of changes in individual attitudes and/or behaviour of programme beneficiaries, reflected by human stories
2022 Result N/A
2023
Baseline
0 0
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
5 5
Result
- -
2025
Target
5 5
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.a

Data reported for 2022 results against this indicator was obtained as part of a learning process on social norms and therefore may not accurately reflect the results obtained. Internal reviews of data collected on social norms across relevant indicators, coupled with external reviews, are informing the design of UN Women’s principled approach to social & gender norms change. This will be reflected in changes to the indicators to be introduced in the Mid-Term Review of the Strategic Plan.

Number of research and/or practice-based initiatives undertaken to advance data, evidence and knowledge, including standardised methods to assess, monitor, measure and/or achieve behaviour and/or social/gender norms change (CO)
2022 Result N/A
0
Baseline
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.c

Data reported for 2022 results against this indicator was obtained as part of a learning process on social norms and therefore may not accurately reflect the results obtained. Internal reviews of data collected on social norms across relevant indicators, coupled with external reviews, are informing the design of UN Women’s principled approach to social & gender norms change. This will be reflected in changes to the indicators to be introduced in the Mid-Term Review of the Strategic Plan.

Number of data collection initiatives conducted or supported by UN Women that include behaviour and/or social/gender norms dimensions (CO)
2022 Result N/A
0
Baseline
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.d

Data reported for 2022 results against this indicator was obtained as part of a learning process on social norms and therefore may not accurately reflect the results obtained. Internal reviews of data collected on social norms across relevant indicators, coupled with external reviews, are informing the design of UN Women’s principled approach to social & gender norms change. This will be reflected in changes to the indicators to be introduced in the Mid-Term Review of the Strategic Plan.

Number of organizations/institutions with increased capacities to identify and/or address discriminatory behaviour and/or social/gender norms change (CO)
2022 Result N/A
0
Baseline
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.3.e

Data reported for 2022 results against this indicator was obtained as part of a learning process on social norms and therefore may not accurately reflect the results obtained. Internal reviews of data collected on social norms across relevant indicators, coupled with external reviews, are informing the design of UN Women’s principled approach to social & gender norms change. This will be reflected in changes to the indicators to be introduced in the Mid-Term Review of the Strategic Plan.

Number of draft policies with monitoring/reporting mechanisms developed by partners to address gender-based discrimination and/or combat gender stereotypes (CO)
2022 Result 0
2021
Baseline
0 0
2022
Milestone
1 1
Result
0 0
2023
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
OUTPUT ECA_D_1.3.2

Women and girls have increased access to quality essential services and socio-economic measures.

Planned Budget: $536.01 K
Actual Budget and Shortfall: $892.02 K
Expenses: $536.98 K
ECA_D_1.3.2A
Number of thematic reports, briefs and human stories related to gender equality developed by CSOs, students and others
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
0 0
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.3.2B
Number of countries that develop a training module on gender statistics, as part of sub-group of Gender Statistics /SIAP
2022 Result N/A
2017
Baseline
0 0
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.4.a

In addition to results reported by UN Women field offices (shown here), results achieved in countries and territories through the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF) are included in a non-duplicative manner in the global reporting on this indicator (see the Our Global Results page).

Number of institutions with strengthened capacities to improve the provision of essential services, goods and/or resources for women (CO, RO, HQ)
2022 Result 94
2021
Baseline
50 50
2022
Milestone
100 100
Result
94 94
2023
Milestone
TBD TBD
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.4.c

In addition to results reported by UN Women field offices (shown here), results achieved in countries and territories through the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF) are included in a non-duplicative manner in the global reporting on this indicator (see the Our Global Results page).

Number of women’s organizations with increased capacities to deliver and/or monitor the quality of services, resources and goods for women in humanitarian and development settings (CO, HQ)
2022 Result 120
2021
Baseline
50 50
2022
Milestone
30 30
Result
120 120
2023
Milestone
4 4
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
Strategic Note Outcome Progress Note Showing data of : 2022

Women and girls live a life free from all forms of discrimination, violence and harmful social norms.

The outcome was not achieved, as violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the region, though some progress was made. Two additional countries in the ECA region ratified the Istanbul Convention . Moldova ratified the Convention on 31st January 2022, and the treaty went into effect on the 1st of May, while Ukraine ratified it on the 18 th of July – 11 years after signing the treaty – and it went into effect on the 1st of November 2022. Thus, as of December 2022, 37 European countries have ratified the Convention, eight of which are within the ECA region - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine. Moreover, in 2022, while EU accession to the Istanbul Convention remained blocked, the von der Leyen Commission proposed new legislation to address VAW at the EU level and included EU accession to the Convention as a priority for 2022. Eight ECA countries have not ratified the Convention yet: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovak Republic, while Türkiye withdrew in July 2021. Several threats to the safety of women and girls emerged and increased during the reporting period. First, the war in Ukraine heightened the risk of conflict-related violence against women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence and other forms of torture. Second, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the reliability and modality of protection measures against VAW and essential services for survivors. Despite the persistence of violence and discrimination against women and girls, countries in the region made several notable achievements toward the protection of women and girls and prevention of violence: The Government of Albania launched changes to the Criminal Code to double sentences for serious crimes and remove shortened judgments, including for crimes related to domestic violence and violence against children. The Kosovo Government approved the new Strategy on Protection from Domestic Violence and Violence against Women for 2022-2026 on 26 January 2022. Moreover, policymakers finalized and submitted the draft new Law on Protection from Domestic Violence to the Presidency of Kosovo Parliament on 14 October 2022. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency for Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina committed to undertake a series of actions to collect harmonized and gender-aware data on femicide and to strengthen the femicide watch mandate of the Committee for Monitoring and Reporting on the Istanbul Convention and Femicide in BiH – the first of such committees in the Western Balkans – thereby adopting the recommendations provided by former UN Special Representative on Violence Against Women with the support of UN Women (UNSRVAW). Key regional and governmental actors prioritize femicide prevention and response as a political issue more in the ECA region thanks to the work of UN Women and its partners . Governments and authorities in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia expressed their commitment to eradicating femicide and establishing a femicide watch. The Serbian government also defined femicide as the most extreme manifestation of VAW and established a control mechanism for monitoring and analyzing femicide cases (Femicide Watch) in the Strategy for combating Gender Based Violence. These changes resulted from advocacy using research generated from a framework for understanding the characteristics, causes and patterns of femicide. Governments and civil society in the region accessed transparent and up-to-date information on the femicide epidemic through the first interactive femicide map in the region. Produced by UN Women and partner CSO Femplatz, the map captured more than 100 femicides committed in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia since 2020. The map tracks data on femicide and is a model of a public and transparent tool that may be developed through prospective femicide watches in the region ( more info available here ) . After regional stakeholders attended a presentation of the new UN statistical framework for measuring femicide, they selected Albania and Serbia as pilot countries for the framework’s rollout in 2023. The UN Statistical Commission adopted the framework in early 2022, and regional stakeholders learned about the framework in September through a webinar organized by UN Women. The 2022 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development included a greater focus on femicide through a side event “One femicide watch in every country to end the shadow pandemic,” co-sponsored by the Government of Spain - the first European Union member state to set up a femicide watch - and the current UNSRVAW. Multi-agency cooperation between healthcare providers and women’s specialist service providers in the Western Balkans improved notably . In three cities in Serbia, there was a 40% increase in doctor referrals for women survivors of violence to women’s CSOs providing specialist services . This increase occurred following meetings with primary healthcare workers to promote referral pathways. In BiH and Serbia, CSOs collaborated with local entities to develop and strengthen protocols and guidelines on referring and treating cases of VAW. These results were achieved through 69 meetings and seven training workshops that reached 735 key stakeholders (healthcare workers, healthcare decisionmakers, ministry representatives, etc.) across seven Western Balkan countries/territories with information on referral pathways, multi-agency cooperation, and effective standards of care for victims of VAW. Based on the progress made to date, the original strategy and theory of change for this outcome remain still applicable. If, as expected, this strategy is successful, more women at risk of violence and subject to discrimination and harmful social norms will be legally protected with strengthened legislation and have access to and benefit services when needed.
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