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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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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Is there place for feminist and critical activism in Serbia? / Да ли има простора за феминистички и критички активизам у Србији?

20th of January 2020: At the meeting of the Women’s Network of Southwestern Serbia, held in Vrnjacka Banja for the weekend, the Phenomena Association presented the publication “Narrowing the Space for Feminist and Critical Activism in Serbia.”

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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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