This report is the output of a Baseline Study on gender norms and stereotypes which was developed within the scope of EU4Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence programme, funded by the European Union, implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA. It covers six Eastern Partnership countries (EaP), i.e., Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
The study aims to identify and understand the prevalence of gender stereotypes among both women and men in the EaP across a range of thematic areas including employment and leadership, household dynamics, gender-based violence (GBV), sexual relationships and reproductive health. Based on the data found, the study presents a number of insights into existing gender norms and stereotypes and provides recommendations for each of the six countries, which can inform future programme design.
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