Today marks the launch of a new Gender Equality Library, bringing together a wealth of resources on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. Developed by the EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk project, funded by the European Union, the library makes rich and varied knowledge products on gender equality easily accessible to a wide audience.
In the library, users will find reports, briefs and publications by international organizations, civil society and other experts on gender equality topics in the six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine.
These resources cover a range of issues – from gender-based violence to women’s equal participation and leadership, economic and social rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, the green transition and digital transformation, the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, and the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These thematic areas are in line with the European Union’s Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in External Relations (GAP III).
The library already includes dozens of cutting-edge publications in English. Users can filter their searches by country to immediately find the resources they need. The library will be continuously updated with additional content, including resources in Eastern Partnership countries’ national languages which will be added later this year.
The Gender Equality Library has been developed in the framework of the EU-funded EU4Gender Equality Reform Helpdesk, which works to advance gender equality by supporting the use of gender analysis in decision-making, reforms, policies and programmes in the Eastern Partnership countries. The Helpdesk provides gender analysis and expert advice on gender equality in a number of spheres, such as policies on the labour market, economic development, public administration, justice reforms, health care, social services, education, and family policies. The views expressed in the publications featured in the Gender Equality Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
Access a wealth of information by starting your search now at the Gender Equality Library.
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.