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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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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Press Release: Country Progress Regarding the Issue of VAW and DV – recommendations from International bodies/Соопштение за јавност: Напредок на државата по прашањето на насилство врз жени и семејно насилство – осврт на препораките од Меѓународните тела

Over the past 12 months, the Republic of North Macedonia received recommendations from three international instruments based on the prepared and delivered reports on the progress and the reforms achieved by the country in the respective area of reporting; however, this report will focus on the progress in the area of gender-based violence. Namely, recommendations …

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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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