REGIONAL REPORT on compliance with UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) relating to discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and offering support and protection to Roma women in cases of domestic violence

The regional report on compliance with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention represents one of the activities in the project “Unifying the Voices for Ending Violence against Women” carried out by Bibija Roma Women’s Center and UN Women during the period from July 10th, 2018 to September 30th, 2019. The project is part of the EU/UN …

The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence in Albania

The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence, is a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence. Each member of the team plays a key …

ESSENTIAL SERVICES: ANALYSIS OF THE ACCESS TO SUPPORT SERVICES (HEALTH, POLICE AND JUSTICE AND SOCIAL SERVICES) FOR WOMEN BELONGING TO MARGINALISED GROUPS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE

Violence against women (VAW) constitutes a widespread form of human rights violation which is harmful to individuals and families but also to the society in its entirety. When speaking about the prevention of and response to violence against women, including domestic violence, it is a problem that affects the entire population regardless ofwealth, ethnic or …

DATA COLLECTION ‘BY AND FOR’ MINORITISED WOMEN JULY 2019

Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organization and the only second-tier women’s organization in the UK dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritized women and girls .The organization has nearly two decades of experience of working around issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence. Imkaan works intersectionally at local, national and …

Advancing the Istanbul Convention implementation: The role of women’s NGOs and networks in the Western Balkans & Turkey”

The present comprehensive report is prepared on behalf of the UN Women Project “Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations(with special focus on organizations representing women from minority and disadvantaged groups). This project seeks to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and …

REPORT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION IN ALBANIA BEIJING + 25

The following report represents the opinion of a group of civil society organizations towards the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by the Albanian state, in the framework of the 25th anniversary of its adoption. The report comes as additional information on the situation in Albania regarding compliance with and enforcement into …