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Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina: supporting women and youth

Situation Report

Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina: supporting women and youth

Full review

Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina: supporting women and youth

Situation Report

Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
supporting women and youth

Monthly operational overview in numbers

April 2021

Full review

Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina: supporting women and youth

Situation Report

Humanitarian response in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
supporting women and youth

Monthly operational overview in numbers

March 2021

Full review

Inquiry on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This Report provides a brief overview and analysis of the respect for human rights related to sexual and reproductive health, carried out on the basis of the survey conducted in the course of 2019 and 2020.
The analysis was carried out by the BiH Institution of Ombudsmen for Human Rights, with technical assistance provided by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in BiH and proMENTE Social Research. 

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Population Situation Analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Situation Report

Population Situation Analysis aims to provide an evidence-based comprehensive picture of the main population characteristics, trends, potentials and challenges which will inform development of future, relevant policies and enable country programme planning. It has been done by SeConS – Development Initative Group, a think-tank from Serbia, under overall supervision by UNFPA and other agencies in the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Official statistics were obtained from three statistical offices (Agency for Statistics of BiH, the Institute for Statistics of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - FBiH and the Statistical Office of Republika Srpska - RS) and two public health institutes (of FBiH and RS). In addition, data from other sources were used, including administrative data, specific surveys, reports and studies.

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Changes in behaviors and the projected health benefits for members of Healthy Ageing Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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In line with the idea of preventative healthy ageing, the NGO Partnership for Public Health has developed a series of Healthy Ageing Centres (HAC) throughout BiH over the past decade. These HACs are day centres that provide a place for older people to gather, socialize and partake in organized courses and activities such as exercise, painting, traditional crafts, computer skills, language skills, sports, singing and cooking. There are currently 17 centres in nine municipalities in BiH, with another one planned to open by the end of 2020. The UNFPA has supported these HACs and in recent years has been promoting the development of a network of HACs throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

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Implications of COVID-19 for Older Persons: Responding to the Pandemic

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This technical brief was developed by the UNFPA Global Ageing Network to complement the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (UN DESA) Issue Brief: Older Persons and COVID-19, which emphasized the humanitarian imperative of addressing older persons' specific needs within preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Conference Report: Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development in South-East Europe

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In order to raise awareness, among government institutions, non-government organisations and academia, on population trends and their impact on development in the South-East Europe, United Nations Population Funds collaborated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and other UN agencies in the convening and organisation of the Regional Conference on Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development. The Conference has resulted in a set of conclusions that will guide governments and other stakeholders in the region in development of comprehensive population policies focused on human capital, gender equality and human rights, as well as strengthen cooperation on population dynamics and human capital development among the countries/territories with partners in the region.

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COVID-19: A Gender Lens

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Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.

Women represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers.

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