What is the Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP)?

The goal of the CSSP is to strengthen women’s voices and agency, including that of women’s organizations working with and representing women from disadvantaged marginalized groups, at a regional level. The expected result is to therefore strengthen capacities of women’s organizations’ platforms and or networks as a vehicle to support women’s civic engagement in CEDAW and Istanbul Convention monitoring and reporting.

Partner organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey will work together with WAVE to strengthen women’s organisation networks within their countries as well as the entire Western Balkans and Turkish regions.

The CSSP website serves as an information-collection and sharing hub. With this websiteplatform, partners can share their organisation’s successes with the world while also using it to communicate with each other. This website is the platform for the various organisations to meet and discuss best practices. Each country has its own subsection of the website which is in the local language as well as an in English translation, making the sharing of this information simpler.