Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence. A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policy makers in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The policy paper and its executive summary,  Promising practices of establishing and providing specialist support services for women experiencing sexual violence. A legal and practical overview for women’s NGOs and policy makers in the Western Balkans and Turkey, aims to serve national policy makers and women’s NGOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey as a …

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Capacity-Building Training 2021

The two-day CSSP Capacity Building Training,  “Strengthening the capacities of women’s CSOs and national stakeholders for policy advocacy, knowledge-based expansion and partnership facilitation on sexual violence in the Western Balkans and Turkey” was organized by the Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP) to promote good practice standards in supporting victims of sexual violence, amongst women’s specialist …

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CSSP News: CSSP cooperation with WAVE Youth Ambassadors to raise awareness on sexual violence

September 25, 2020 – The current WAVE Youth Ambassadors from Albania, Montenegro and Serbia are supporting the CSSP project in strengthening women’s voices and agency. The WAVE Youth Ambassadors are representing four of the seven CSSP project countries. Three of them have decided to take a stance on violence against women, as risks have increased …

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CSSP News: Partners release videos on how to find help in Western Balkans and Turkey

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide and the measures imposed by national governments to contain the spread of the virus, CSSP partners have reported an increase in cases of domestic violence (consequently of intimate partner violence) and an increase in the number of calls to women’s helplines. Victims of violence are exposed …

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It is needed Organized Responsible Response and Strong Laws to Fight Domestic Abuse

This is the fourth year that Gender Alliance for Development Centre, monitor the functioning of the referral mechanisms in 11 municipalities of Albania, in the framework of the project: “Building capacities of CSOs to monitor the implementation of activities related to reduction of gender-based violence and domestic violence of the National Strategy and Action Plan …

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Saying No to Intimate Partner Violence in Adolescence

  “Saying No to Intimate Partner Violence in adolescence”, is one of the projects implemented in Albania by the Gender Alliance for Development Center (GADC) and funded by the Austrian Development Agency, during 2019. This initiative aims to combat intimate partner violence in adolescence, as well as to help young boys and girls understands the …

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CSSP News: Mapping on sexual violence services in the Western Balkans and Turkey Executive summary is now published!

December 9th, 2019 – The ‘Mapping on sexual violence services in the Western Balkans and Turkey’ Executive summary aims at providing an overview of the services specifically supporting victims of sexual violence in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. International legislation calls for adequate support services for victims of sexual …

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