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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CSSP News: Guidelines published for Western Balkans & Turkey national governments and service providers to better support women victims of violence in times of crisis

June 8, 2020 – Starting with the first of May 2020, the Civil Society Strengthening Platform has started its third year of the EU/UN Women programme ‘Implementing norms, changing minds’. The EU/UN Women programme ‘Implementing norms, changing minds’ aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, with a …

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Covid-19 Resources for Women’s Specialist Support Services & Women’s Organisations

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, women’s specialist services find themselves in completely new territory. WAVE is here to support not only its members but all women’s specialist support services.   Therefore this page will be regularly updated with useful information and materials which WAVE members are sharing with the WAVE office.     …

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Serbia: GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Serbia

22. January, 2020 – The Council of Europe Expert Group on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its first baseline evaluation report on Serbia. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the provisions of the Istanbul Convention. It welcomes several legislative acts, the Law on the Prevention of …

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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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CSSP News: Comprehensive report on advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women’s NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans & Turkey is now published!

The comprehensive report ‘Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women’s NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey’, was prepared by CSSP partner, Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN).This comprehensive report offers an overview of the current situation regarding the IC implementation in the Westerns Balkans and Turkey (WBT), focusing on well implemented …

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CSSP News: Premier of partner video “Collaborating towards an effective implementation of the Istanbul Convention”

CSSP partners have successfully cooperated since 2017 to contribute to the effective implementation of the Istanbul Convention in their region. As one of the last collaborations of the project, they created a video to illustrate the effectiveness of their cooperation.

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