TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT JUNE 2019

Each instance of human trafficking takes a common toll; each crime is an affront to the basic ideals of human dignity, inflicting grievous harm on individuals, as well as on their families and communities. Yet, if it were possible to hold human trafficking up to a light like a prism, each facet would reflect a …

Intimate partner violence against women is an essential factor in the determination of child custody, say women’s rights experts

The Platform of undersigned United Nations and regional independent mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights1 voiced its concern over patterns across various jurisdictions of the world that ignore intimate partner violence against women in determining child custody cases. These patterns reveal underlying discriminatory gender bias and harmful gender stereotypes against women. Ignoring intimate …

The Benefits and Challenges of Women’s Networks in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

This comparative report is prepared on behalf of the UN Women Project ‘Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organisations (with a special focus on organisations representing women from minority and disadvantaged groups) to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul …

MAPPING SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN LINE WITH THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION STANDARDS

A mapping methodology and tools were developed within the framework of the Council of Europe multi-country Project “Violence against Women” which focused on increasing the knowledge of professionals and facilitating exchanges and promising practices in the implementation of international and European standards, in particular the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against …