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Coordinated efforts - Toward new European standards in protection of women from gender based violence

Project objective: Overall objective is to contribute to the establishment of comprehensive legal and policy solutions for protection against gender-based violence in the Western Balkans, as conditions for the realisation of democracy, human rights, social inclusion and harmonisation with EU values. Specific objective is increasing capacities of women's organisations and networks in 4 Western Balkan (WB) countries for analyses, monitoring and advocacy in the field of protection of women from gender based violence, through long-term regional cooperation and learning from EU experience.

Integrating framework for partnership action is the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CM (2011) 49 final, 7 April 2011).

Expected results:

1. Developed knowledge and skills of women’s CSOs for active participation in public dialogue and impact on decision makers in the field of protection from GBV.

2. Established dialogue between women’s organisations/networks and decision makers on harmonisation of national laws and measures for GBV victims protection with the CoE Convention.

3. Strengthened capacities of local women’s organisations for representing the rights of beneficiaries and monitoring measures of protection from GBV and social inclusion at the local level.

4. Established system for comprehensive monitoring of implementation of legal and policy solutions related to CoE Convention, by women’s CSO networks.

Duration of the project: 24 months (2013/2014)

The project is funded by the European Union.

 

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