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Key Documents for CSDP missions

    The following documents include gender-relevant handbooks, guides and other documents for CSDP missions.

  • Handbook on CSDP missions and operations, Austrian Ministry of Defence and Sports, 2015, click here.
  • EU Guidelines on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them, click here.
  • Women & Armed Conflicts and the issue of Sexual Violence, European Institute for Security Studies Report, 15 June 2015, click here.
  • European Unions Gender Policy for CSDP Missions: Contents and Gaps, Folke Bernadotte academy, 21 December 2012, click here.
  • Human Rights and Crisis Management: A handbook for members of CSDP Missions, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, November 2010, click here.
  • Lessons and best practices of mainstreaming human rights and gender into CSDP military operations and civilian missions, Council of the European Union, 10 November 2010, click here.
  • Mainstreaming  Human Rights and Gender into European Security and Defence Policy, General Secretariat of the Council, 2008, click here.
  • Gender mainstreaming in ESDP missions, Chaillot Paper no. 101, EU Institute for Security Studies, May 2007,click here.
  • Conclusions on promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in crisis management, Council of the European Union, 13 November 2006, click here.
  • Generic Standards of Behaviour for ESDP Operations, Council of the European Union, 18 May 2005, click here.

UNSCR 1325:

    The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 from the year 2000 is a landmark agreement focusing on women, peace and security. It calls for the full and equal participation and involvement of women in all efforts of maintaining and promoting peace and security, and for strengthening efforts to prevent violence against women. Since its adoption it has become the organizing framework for actions on gender and peace, including in the context of CSDP missions. The text of the resolution can be found in the UN-section.

  • Report on the EU-indicators for the Comprehensive approach to the EU Implementation of the UN Security Council UNSCRs 1325 & 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, Council of the European Union, 11 May 2011, click here
  • Indicators for the Comprehensive approach to the EU implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, Council of the European Union, 14 July 2010, click here
  • Implementation of UNSCR 1325 as reinforced by UNSCR 1820 in the context of ESDP, Council of the European Union, 3 December 2008, click here
  • Comprehensive approach to the EU implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, Council of the European Union, 1 December 2008, click here
  • Check list to ensure gender mainstreaming and implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the planning and conduct of ESDP Operations, Council of the European Union, 27 July 2006, click here
  • Gender mainstreaming: Implementing UNSCR 1325 in ESDP Missions, EU Institute for Security Studies, 3 July 2006, click here.
  • Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the context of ESDP, Council of the European Union, 29 September 2005, click here

EU

EU directives:

    Directives are legal acts of the European Union, setting goals that the member states are required to achieve. The following ones are most useful for reaching gender equality.

  • Directives 2012/29/EU on establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA, 25 October 2012. click here.
  • Directives 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, 5 April 2011. click here.
  • Directives 2010/41/EU on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity and repealing Council Directivesof 11 December 1986, 7 July 2010. click here.
  • Directives 2010/18/EU on implementing the revised Framework Agreement on parental leave concluded by BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC and repealing Directivesof 3 June 1996 , 8 March 2010. click here.
  • Directives 2006/54/EC l on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), 5 July 2006. click here.
  • Directives 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services, 13 December 2004. click here.
  • Directives 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding, 19 October 1992. click here.
  • Directives 86/613/EEC on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity, including agriculture, in a self-employed capacity, and on the protection of self-employed women during pregnancy and motherhood, 11 December 1986. click here.
  • Directives 79/7/EEC  on the progressive implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in matters of social security, 19 December 1978. click here.

Other:

    In addition to directives, various other publications from EU institutions focus on more specific issues, which are presented here.

  • EU Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015. click here.
  • EU resources on Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015. click here.
  • Advancing women in political decision-making - Way forward - Study on good practices - Women in power and decision-making, European Institute for Gender Equality, 27 July 2015. click here.
  • Empowering women in politics - Study on good practices - Women in power and decision-making, European Institute for Gender Equality, 27 July 2015. click here.
  • Political tools and advocacy on gender balance - Study on good practices - Women in power and decision-making, European Institute for Gender Equality, 27 July 2015. click here.
  • Preventing domestic violence - Good practices, European Institute for Gender Equality, 27 March 2015. click here.
  • Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union: Report, European Institute for Gender Equality, 05 December 2014. click here.
  • Second Report on the EU-indicators for the Comprehensive Approach to the EU Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 & 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, 30 January 2014. click here.
  • Mid-term review of the Strategy for equality between women and men (2010-2015), EU Commission, 31 July 2013. click here.
  • Guidelines to promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by LGBTI persons, 24 June 2013. click here.
  • Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape, European Parliament 2013. click here
  • Ensuring Protection - European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, 28 September 2010. click here.
  • EQUAL Guide on Gender Mainstreaming, 2008. click here.
UN

UN Resolutions:

    The links here include Security Council, General Assembly and ECOSOC resolutions, related specifically to women, peace and security and the implementation of a gender perspective in UN activities.

  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security. click here.
  • UNSCR 1325 Resources with text of all resolutions concerning women, peace and security. Click here.
  • Simplified version of UNSCR 1325. Click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820 (2008) on violence against women. click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1888 (2009)  on mandating peacekeeping missions to protect women and girls from sexual violence in armed conflict, click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1889 (2009) on strengthening the implementation and monitoring of 1325 and increased participation of women during all stages of peace and decision-making processes, click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010) on sexual violence in conflict, click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution Resolution 2106 (2013) focusing on accountability for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict and stressing women’s political and economic empowerment, click here.
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 2122 (2013) on women’s leadership and participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, click here.
  • ECOSOC Resolution 2005/31 on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system, click here.
  • Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Assembly Resolution A/RES/2263, 7 November 1967. click here.

Other publications from the UN:

    In addition to resolutions, UN agencies and bodies have produced a host of different documents with a gender perspective, included here.

  • UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 18 December 1979, click here.
  • Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, 12 July 1993, click here.
  • Beijing Declaration of the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995. click here.
  • Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +20), 15 December 2014. click here.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations: Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (S/2013/341), 11 June 2013. click here.
  • Securing States and societies: strengthening the United Nations comprehensive support to security sector reform: Report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly and  Security Council (A/67/970– S/2013/480),  13 August 2013. click here.
  • UNDP Discussion Paper: Transgender Health and Human Rights, December 2013, click here.
  • UNFE Fact Sheet: Equality and Non-Discrimination. click here.
  • UNFE Fact Sheet: International Human Rights Law and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, click here.
  • Voices against violence: A non-formal education programme for children and youth to help stop violence against girls and young women, UN Women, click here.
  • Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence against Women, UN Women, 2012, click here.
  • Gender Justice: Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, UN Women, 2012, click here.  
  • UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women, 2012, click here.
  • Handbook for legislation on violence against women, United Nations 2010, click here.
  • Handbook on Effective police responses to violence against women, UNODC 2010, click here.
  • A Study on violence against girls, UNICEF, 9-10 March 2009, click here.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners, UNODC 2008, click here.
  • UNDP Gender Mainstreaming Manual, 2007, click here.
  • Women, Peace & Security, CEDAW and Security Council Resolution 1325: A Quick Guide, UNIFEM 2006, click here.
  • Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime, 12 December 2000, click here.
CoE:

    The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes human rights, democracy and rule of law and enforces key conventions listed here among other key documents.

  • Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017, click here.
  • Compilation of Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on Gender Equality Issues, June 2015. click here.
  • Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on eradicating impunity for serious human rights violations, Council of Europe, 30 March 2011, click here.
  • Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul convention), Council of Europe, 12 April 2011, click here.
  • Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as amended by Protocol No. 11, Council of Europe, 4 November 1950. click here.
  • European Court of Human Rights: case of Opuz v. Turkey, click here.
Kosovo

Kosovo Parliament:

    The following include key laws in force in Kosovo.

  • Kosovo Sexual Harassment in Kosovo. click here
  • No more excuse. click here
  • Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, 15 June 2008, click here.
  • Law No. 05/L-021 on Protection from Discrimination, 28 May 2015, click here.
  • Law No. 05/L-020 on Gender Equality, 28 May 2015, click here.
  • Law No. 04/L-218 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims of trafficking, 31 July 2013, click here.
  • Law No. 04/L-082 Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo, 20 April 2012, click here.
  • Resolution on the Pristina Principles emerging from the International Women’s Summit “Partnership for Change: Empowering Women”, held in Pristina on 4-6 of October 2012, click here.
  • Law No. 04/L-076 Law on police, 2 March 2012, click here.
  • Law No. 04/L-015 on witness protection, 29 July 2011, click here.
  • Law No.03/L – 195  on Ombudsperson, 22 July 2010m, click here
  • Law No. 03/L-193 Juvenile Justice Code, 8 July 2010. click here
  • Law No.03/L –182 on protection against domestic violence, 1 July 2010, click here.
  • Law No.03/L – 172 on the protection of personal data, 29 April 2010. click here
  • Law No. 2006/12 on the establishment of the Human Rights Advisory Panel, UNMIK, 23 March 2006, click here.
  • Law No. 2004/32 Family Law of Kosovo, UNMIK, 16 February 2006, click here.
  • Law No. 2004/26 on inheritance, 28 July 2004, click here.

    Other Kosovo-related publications:

    This section includes Kosovo-specific publications on gender equality, women, peace and security and other related topics.

  • National Baseline Survey for Property Rights in Kosovo, USAID JUNE 2015, click here
  • E drejta e grave në trashëgimi Gjyqësori dhe Noteria sfidues apo lehtësues të kësaj të drejte, USAID JUNE 2015, click here
  • Property Rights Program (PRPR): Gender, Property and Economic Opportunity in Kosovo, USAID JANUARY 2015. click here
  • UNDP Kosovo Gender Equality Strategy, 2014-2017. click here
  • Working Plan to implement Resolution 1325, ‘Women, Peace and Security’ 2013-2015, click here
  • National Strategy and Action Plan against Trafficking in Human Beings 2015-2019. click here
  • 1325 Facts & Fables: A collection of stories about the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo. click here
  • National Strategy and Action Plan against Trafficking in Human Beings 2011-2014. click here
  • Kosovo Program against Domestic Violence and Action Plan 2011- 2014. click here
  • Kosovo Country Gender Profile. click here
  • Some preliminary assessments: sexual assaults in Kosovo, EULEX. click here
  • Healing the spirit: Reparations for  survivors of sexual violence related to the armed conflict in Kosovo, United Nations 2013. click here
  • Trafficking of Human Beings in Kosovo, EULEX. click here
  • A Legal Analysis of Trafficking in Persons Cases in Kosovo, OSCE, October 2007. click here
  • Security Begins at Home: Research to Inform the First National Strategy and Action Plan against Domestic Violence in Kosovo, Agency for Gender Equality 2008. click here
  • More than ‘words on paper’?: The response of justice providers to domestic violence in Kosovo, Kosova Women’s Network, UNDP 2009. click here
  • At What Cost?: Budgeting for the Implementation of the Legal Framework against Domestic Violence in Kosovo, UNDP 2012. click here
  • Report on domestic violence cases in Kosovo, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, July 2007. click here
  • Judicial Proceedings Involving Domestic Violence, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, November 2009. click here
  • Adjudication of petitions for protection orders in domestic violence cases in Kosovo, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, March 2012. click here
  • Catalogue of advice and assistance for domestic violence victims, OSCE Mission in Kosovo. click here
  • Mapping of local initiatives on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo 1999-2012, UNDP 2013. click here
  • Monitoring implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Kosovo, Kosova Women’s Network. click here
  • Gender-based violence in Kosovo:  A case study, UNFPA and Women, Peace and Security Initiative. click here
  • Exploratory Research on the Extent of Gender Based Violence in Kosova and its impact on Women’s Reproductive Health, UNFPA and Kosova Women’s Network 2008. click here.
Miscellaneous

    This category includes practical guides and material from other organizations.

  • International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 2014, click here.
  • Integrating a Gender Perspective into Internal Oversight within Armed Forces, DCAF 2014.  click here.
  • Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight, DCAF 2014, click here.
  • Integrating Gender into Oversight of the Security Sector by Ombuds Institutions & National Human Rights Institutions, DCAF 2014, click here.
  • Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Domestic Violence against Men, DCAF 2014, click here.
  • Gender Training for the Security Sector: Lessons identified and practical resources, DCAF 2013. click here.
  • Gender Self-Assessment Guide for the Police, Armed Forces and Justice Sector, DCAF 2011. click here.
  • Activists Guide to The Yogyakarta Principles, 14 November 2010. click here, click here.
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