Take Five: “Most services for refugees in Turkey are gender-blind”

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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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women’s groups active together to improve alternative reporting – Bosna i Hercegovina: Ženske organizacije aktivne zajedno u pravcu unaprijeđenja alternativnog izvještavanja

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.

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The CSSP Team in Belgrade. Foto Credit: Marija Petronijević

CSSP Regional Partners meet in Belgrade for Project Kick-Off

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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Opened Intervention Women’s Fund / Отворен Интервентен женски фонд

National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence opened the first fund for financial support of women victims of violence who want to leave the violent environment – Intervention Women’s Fund. The opening and the promotion of the Fund is within the global campaign 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women. …

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Women’s groups discuss how to integrate intersectional approaches for ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

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.

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Rosa Logar is one of the founding members of the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) network. Photo: Courtesy of WAVE

Take Five: Supporting women’s organizations is vital for ending violence against women

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.

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Conference “Femicides – Intentional killing of females because they are females” / Конференција „Фемициди – убиства на жени затоа што се жени“

On October 25, 2017, at hotel Porta – Skopje, conference “Femicides – intentional killing of females because they are females” took place, organized by National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, in cooperation with UN. Keynote speaker at the conference was Ms. Shalva Weil, professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and …

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