B&H: Women Victims of Violence Recognized as Beneficiaries of Free Legal Aid/BiH: Žene žrtve nasilja prepoznate kao korisnice besplatne pravne pomoći

13 July 2020 – A new Law on Free Legal Aid has entered into force In the Republika Srpska, which recognizes victims of domestic violence as beneficiaries of free legal aid according to the criteria of personal characteristics or status. The Law gives victims priority over other applicants in marital and family proceedings, and stipulates …

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Council of Ministers Adopted Concluding Comments and Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee/Bosna i Hercegovina: Savjet ministara usvojio zaključna zapažanja i preporuke CEDAW Komiteta

9 July 2020 – The Council of Ministers of the Bosnia and Herzegovina recently adopted the Information on Concluding Comments on 6th Report of the Bosnia and Herzegovina on Implementation of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women for the Period 2013 – 2016, and recommendations for the institutions of the …

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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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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Increased Number of Requests for the Assistance from Women during COVID – 19 pandemic/Bosna i Hercegovina: Povećan broj zahtjeva za pomoć ženama tokom COVID-19 pandemije

3 June, 2020 –The number of requests for assistance and support from women survivors of violence throughout the Bosnia and Herzegovina increased during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and during the period of its immediate aftermath. Measures imposed by the governmental institutions were aimed to prevent spread of infection, but in the same time they influenced increase …

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B&H: Weak Progress in Judicial Protection of Women from Violence/BiH: Ograničen napredak u sudskoj zaštiti žena od nasilja

29 January, 2020 – During 2019, the Foundation “United Women” Banja Luka conducted new cycle of monitoring judicial proceedings for criminal and minor offence cases of sexual and gender based violence against women and children of both sexes in the Republika Srpska. As a part of this process, qualitative analysis of five (5) verdicts for …

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B&H: Urgency in Proceeding Cases of Violence against Women/BiH: Hitnost u procesuiranju slučajeva nasilja prema ženama

13 January 2020 – The Foundation United Women Banja Luka sent the proposal to the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of the Bosnia and Herzegovina to take stronger approach in improving position of women survivors of violence that are sheltered in the safe houses in the Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the proposal sent in December …

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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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