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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The first report of the GREVIO Group for Serbia / Prvi izveštaj GREVIO grupe za Srbiju

Serbia, 23th of January 2020: Non-governmental organizations working with women are facing growing isolation, because none of the recently adopted legislation provides for cooperation between state institutions and specialized women’s organizations, according to one of the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s GREVIO Expert Group about the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Serbia, presented …

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Serbia: Roma situation still alarming

Serbia’s legal framework for protecting national minorities is solid, Serbian authorities are making commendable efforts to improve the situation of Roma-communities and to regulate the status of stateless persons, to develop cultural initiatives and minority media. However, the contrast between the levels of protection of minority rights in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and in …

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