Montenegro is among the first five states to report on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention that entered into force on August 1, 2014. As a result of the cooperation of 4 leading non-governmental organizations providing specialized support services to survivors of domestic violence: Women’s Rights Center, Women’s Safe House, SOS Hotline for Women and …
Read more Contribution on the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Montenegro – Doprinos implementaciji Istanbulske konvencije u Crnoj Gori
Yelda Şahin Akıllı, Project Coordinator at the Foundation for Women’s Solidarity. Photo: Courtesy of FWS The Foundation for Women’s Solidarity (FWS) is an independent women’s organization dedicated to fighting violence against women, especially domestic violence and trafficking of women. The FWS opened Turkey’s first independent Women’s Counselling Centre in 1991 and its first independent shelter …
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February 12, 2018 – Women’s groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina initiated capacity building activities to engage women’s CSOs working with or gathering marginalized groups of women on alternative reporting to GREVIO on implementation of the Istanbul Convention.
Read more Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women’s groups active together to improve alternative reporting – Bosna i Hercegovina: Ženske organizacije aktivne zajedno u pravcu unaprijeđenja alternativnog izvještavanja
January 31, 2018 – Regional partners from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey and Serbia as well as three representatives from the WAVE office attended the Civil Society Strengthening Platform Kick-off meeting. The meeting took place from January 25th-26th at the Human Right’s House in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Photo: UN Women Twenty-five women representing different marginalized groups from the Western Balkans and Turkey met in Istanbul to discuss how to better integrate an intersectional approach into their work on ending violence against women.
Read more Women’s groups discuss how to integrate intersectional approaches for ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Photo: Courtesy of WAVE Rosa Logar is one of the founding members of the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) network. The Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network, is comprised of women’s organizations from 46 European countries working to combat violence against women and children across the region.
Read more Take Five: Supporting women’s organizations is vital for ending violence against women
Photo: Courtesy of TACSO. Ayça Bulut Bican, Resident Advisor of TACSO Turkey, at a CSO capacity building conference. Ayça Bulut Bican is the Resident Adviser for the EU-funded Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organizations (TACSO) project in Turkey.
Read more Take Five: Women’s organizations pave the way for CSOs in Turkey