Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A resource package

Country Info

This country information corner provides a collection of country-specific resources from the region, such as prevalence studies, research reports, manuals and web portals that provide useful background information for planning training and implementing programming initiatives. Resources listed below focus on GBV in general and health system response to GBV in particular. Most materials are available for download in both English and Russian. If you would like to suggest additional resources for this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Albania

UNFPA Albanian Country Office. Website 

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Albania.

Albanian Institue of Statistics (INSTAT), UNDP (2013), Domestic violence in Albania: National Population Based Survey

Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) (2009), Violence against Women Prevalence Study (2007-2008), Domestic Violence in Albania: A National Population-based Survey.

Refleksione Association (2010), Report on establishment and effectiveness of functioning of the cross-sectoral referral system of domestic violence cases at the local level.

Albanian Coalition for the Preparation of Alternative Reports (ACPAR) (2006) ,CEDAW shadow report on situtation of women and girls in the republic of Albania

Armenia

UNFPA Armenia Country office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Armenia.

National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (2011), Nationwide Survey on Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia 2008-2010, UNFPA “Combating Gender-Based Violence in the South Caucasus” Project. Yerevan: Armenia.

Democracy Today, All Armenian Union of Women (2008), Implementation of UN Convention on all forms of Discrimintation Against Women period 2002-2007

Azerbaijan

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Ministry of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2001), Reproductive Health Survey Azerbaijan, Final Report. Atlanta.

State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2008), Azerbaijan Demographic and Health Survey 2006. MacroInternational Inc. Calverton.

Leyla Ismayilova (2010), Intimate Partner Violence and Unintended Pregnancy in Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine

Alternative report (2007), MONITORING the implementation of the Convention on elimintation of All types of Discrimintation against women (CEDAW) in Azerbaijan

Norwegian Refugee Council(NRC), Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) (2009), Submission from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) for consideration at the 44th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan (2009), Alternative report on the compliance of the Azerbaijan Republic with the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Agaisnt women

Belarus

UNFPA Belarus Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Belarus.

Kocaqi, Monika (2012), Initial Assessment of the System of Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence in Belarus. UNFPA, Belarus.

United Nations office in Belarus and Sociological and Political research Center of the Belarusian State University (2008), Main Outcomes of the Survey on Domestic Violence Assessment in the Republic of Belarus.

Shadow report (2009) the Republic of Belarus on the elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (2010), Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Belarus, CEDAW/C/BLR/7

Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (2011) Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, forty-eight session, CEDAW/C/BLR/CO/7

Bosnia and Herzegovina

UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina country office. Website 

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bakh, Uliana and Ibisevic, Samir (2010), Survey on the Prevalence of Gender-based Violence against Sex Workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Association PROI, Sarajevo: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Gender Equality Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina ( 2013) Prevalence and characteristics of violence agaisnt women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Georgia

UNFPA Georgian country office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Georgia.

Chitashvili, Marine et al. (2010), National Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Georgia.

Kazakhstan

UNFPA Kazakhstan Country Office. Website

  • Type of Document: Website/ portal
  • Language: English 
  • Available at: http://countryoffice.unfpa.org/kazakhstan/

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Kazakhstan.

Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010-2011.

Female & Feminist's NGOs initiatives on CEDAW (2014), Alternative Report to the UN CEDAW committee, Kazakhstan

Kosovo

UNFPA Kosovo Country office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Kosovo.

Ministry of Public Administration (2009), Social and Reproductive Health Survey in Kosovo.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Kosova Women’s Network (2008), Exploratory Research on the extent of Gender-Based Violence in Kosovo and its impact on Women’s Reproductive Health. Pristina: Kosova.

Agency for Equality (2008), security Begins at Home: Research to inform the first National Strategy and Action Plan Against Domestic Violence in Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

UNFPA Kyrgyzstan Country office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Kyrgyzstan.

Human Rights Watch (2006), Domestic Violence and Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.

Human Rights Watch (2008), These Everyday Humiliations. Violence Against Lesbians, Bisexual Women, and Transgender Men in Kyrgyzstan.

Ismailova, D. M., Mahkamova, G.M, Nozimova, M.N. (2004) Ferghana Valley: A study of stereotypes and perceptions of domestic violence. Cross-border study in three countries in the Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan). Report on the Republic of Tajikistan.

United Nations Country Team Kyrgyzstan + United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2008), Violence Against Women in Kyrgyzstan. Baseline Assessment.

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence (2009), Report of the Mission to Kyrgyzstan, A/HRC/14/22/Add.2.

National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz republic, Ministry of Health Kyrgyz Republic, ICF international (2012), Kyrgyz republic Demographic and Health Survey.

Rochelle Jones (2010), The conflict in Kyrgyzstan- Complex and Gendered

Human Rights Watch (2006), Reconciled to violence- State failure to Stop domestic Abuse and Abduction of women in Kyrgyzstan.

Establishing a referral mechanism to prevent and respond to domestic violence at the local level

Macedonia

UNFPA Macedonia Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Macedonia.

Association for emancipation, solidarity and equality of women (2007), Life in a Shadow. Skopje: Macedonia.

Gancheva, Yordanka et al. (2008), The costs of domestic violence against women in fyr Macedonia (A costing exercise for 2006). Economic Policy Research Institute, Skopje: Macedonia.

Mangskau, Jessica (2010), Partner Violence amongst the Roma and the Public Sector Response. Association of citizen “Sumnal”, Skopje: Macedonia.

Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of women of Republic of Macedonia (2012) Republic of Macedonia Shadow report on the implementation of the convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women.

Ministry of Health of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2010), Protocol for Dealing with Domestic Violence Cases (part of umbrelly protocol for dealing with domestic cases)

Moldova

UNFPA Moldova Country Office.Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Moldova.

Advocates for Human Rights (2012), Women's Rights Center, Implementation of the Republic of Moldova's Domestic Violence legislation, A Human Rights Report.

National Scientific and Applied Center for Preventive Medicine (2005), Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Moldova Demographic and Health Survey, ORC Macro DHS: Calverton, Maryland, USA.

United Nations Development Programme et al. (2011),Violence against Women in the Family in the Republic of Moldova. Chișinău, Moldova.

The equal Rights Trust (2013) Parallel report submitted to the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in relation to the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports submitted by:The Republic of Moldova

Centrul de Informare in domeniul Drepturilor Omului ( Human rights information Center) (2013), Alternative Report submitted by Centrul de Informare in domeniul Drepturilor Omului to the 56th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in relation to the Fourth and Fifth Periodic Report of the Republic of Moldova, CEDAW/C/MDA/4-5

Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) (2013), NGO information for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) For consideration of the 4th and 5th Periodic Review of the Republic of Moldova under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Alternative Report submitted to the 56th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in relation to the Fourth and Fifth Periodic Report of the Republic of Moldova, CEDAW/C/MDA/4-5

UN special rapporteur on Violence against Women (2009), Its Causes and Consequences, Yakin Ertürk, Addendum, Mission to Republic of Moldova, A/HRC/11/6/Add.4

Leyla Ismayilova (2010), Intimate Partner Violence and Unintended Pregnancy in Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine

The working group for women’s rights in Moldova (2013),  Alternative/shadow Report on Women’s Rights in Moldova  Presented at the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Montenegro

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Montenegro.

CEED Consulting, NGO SOS Phone Nikšić (2012), Study of Family Violence and Violence against Women in Montenegro.

World Health Organization (2005), Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women. Fact Sheet Serbia and Montenegro.

World Health organization (2007), Highlights on health in Serbia and Montenegro

Open Society Institute, network women's program, Vaw monitoring program (2007), Violence against Women- Does the Government care in Montenegro?

Romania

UNFPA, Ending Violence againt Women. Country Page. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Romania.

Centrul de Sociologie Urbană şi Regională (2008), Violenła Domesticǎ  ǐn Romǎnia.Ancheta Sociologica La Nivel National. Bucharest: Romania.

Ministry of Health et all. (2004), Reproductive Health Survey Summary Report, Romania.

Russian Federation

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Russian Federation.

UN General Assemble (2002), Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Twenty sixth session, A/57/38

American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (2006), CEDAW assessment tool report for the Russian Federation 2006

UN special Rapporteur on Violence against women (2006), Its causes and Consequences, Yakin Etürk, Addendum, Mission to Russian Federation, E/CN.A/2006/61/Add.2

Amnesty International (2010), Russian Federation Briefing to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against women.

Anna National Centre for the prevention of Violence (2010), Violence against women in the Russian Federation Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women 46th session, July 2010 Examination of the 6th and 7th reports submitted by the Russian Federation

Human Rights Watch (2011), " You dress according to their rules"- Enforcement of an Islamic dress code for women in Chechnya.

A case study from “Vrachi Detyam” (Doctors for Children) in Russia

Serbia

UNFPA Serbia Country office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Serbia.

Babovic, Marija, Ginic, Katarina & Vukovic, Olivera (2010), Mapping of domestic violence against women in Central Serbia. Belgrad: Serbia.

Bacchus, Loraine J. et al. (2012) Health Sector Responses to Domestic Violence: Promising Intervention Models in Primary and Maternity Health Care Settings in Europe, Study 7: Serbia (pp 189-200), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, A Special Protocol for the protection and treatment of women exposed to gender-based Violence.

Women's Health Promotion Center, Violence and Health ServicesForm for documenting GBV In the health system. Adopted by the Ministry of Health Republic of Serbia.

World Health organization (2007), Highlights on health in Serbia and Montenegro

Women's Health Promotion Center (2006), Assessment of Health Care Providers' Attitudes towards Gender-Based Violence.

Women's Health Promotion Center (2006), Assessment of the Needs of Women Survivors of Gender-Based Violence.

World Health Organization Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women - Fact Sheet Serbia and Montenegro

Consequences of intimate partner violence on children – research from Serbia

Tajikistan

UNFPA Tajikistan Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Tajikistan.

Advocates for Human Rights (2008), Domestic Violence in Tajikistan.

Ismailova, D. M., Mahkamova, G.M, Nozimova, M.N. (2004) Ferghana Valley: A study of stereotypes and perceptions of domestic violence. Cross-border study in three countries in the Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan). Report on the Republic of Tajikistan.

Ismailova, D. M. and Sultanova M. (2006),  A study of the causes and extent of female suicide as a consequence of domestic violence. Case study report. Khujand: Tajikistan.

Social Development Group (2005), Violence against Women in Marriage: A General Population Study in Khatlon Oblast, Tajikistan.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence (2008), Report of the Mission to Tajikistan, A/HRC/11/6/Add.2.

Amnesty international (2009), Violence is not just a family affair- Women face abuse in Tajikistan.

Statistical Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of health Tajikistan, ICF international (2013), Tajikistan Demographic and Health survey 2012

Providing hospital-based accommodation for survivors of GBV in Tajikistan

Turkey

UNFPA Turkey Country Office. Website

UNFPA, Ending Violence against women. Country page. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Turkey.

Directorate General on the Status of Women (2009), National Research on Domestic Violence Against Women in Turkey.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2007), The Dynamics of Honour Killings in Turkey. Prospects for Action.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence (2006), Report of the Mission to Turkey, A/HRC/4/34/Add.2.

The executive Committee for NGO Forum on CEDAW, Turkey's women Platform on the Turkish Penal code (2010), Shadow report on Turkey's Sixth periodic Report to the Committe on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Federation of Women Associations of Turkey(2010) CEDAW Shadow report of Turkey 16th session

Human Rights Watch (2011), "He loves You, He beats You"- Family violence in Turkey and Access to Protection.

Republic of Türkiye, Prime Ministry, Directorate General on the Status of Women, Combating Domestic Violence against Women National Action Plan 2007-2010

Turkmenistan

UNFPA Turkmenistan Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Turkmenistan.

 The Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) (2012),  Review of Turkmenistan under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Ukraine

UNFPA Ukraine Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Ukraine.

United Nations Development Program and European Union (2010), A study of prevalence of violence in Ukrainian families. Equal Opportunities and Women's Rights in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Center for Social Reforms and State Statistical Committee and Ministry of Health (2008), Ukraine Demographics and Health Survey 2007. Macro International, Calverton, MD.

Leyla Ismayilova (2010), Intimate Partner Violence and Unintended Pregnancy in Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine

Uzbekistan

UNFPA Uzbekistan Country Office. Website

The Advocates for Human Rights. Stop Violence Against Women. Country Page - Uzbekistan.

The Advocates for Human Rights (2000), Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan

Ismailova, D. M., Mahkamova, G.M, Nozimova, M.N. (2004) Ferghana Valley: A study of stereotypes and perceptions of domestic violence. Cross-border study in three countries in the Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan). Report on the Republic of Tajikistan.

Open Society Foundations (2013), Forced Sterilization of Women in Uzbekistan, Author: Natalia Antelava