Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Advocacy

Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field. In accordance with the strategic goals, that the Convention of the United Nations and the Council of Europe should be implemented well by the state and that in the process of joining the European Union we must respect the human rights of women, Autonomous Women's Center consistently monitors the implementation of and advocates for a comprehensive, coherent, relevant, specific, efficient and effective national policies against violence against women.

18/01/2016, Belgrade: Autonomous Women’s Center addressed an appeal to the MPs, members of the Women's Parliamentary Network, to support the amendments for the implementation of emergency barring orders as an independent police authorization.

During the public hearing on the draft of the new Law on Police, AWC has proposed to the Working group of the Ministry of Interior to implement a new authorization to the police – that in the case of domestic violence, the police can remove from the house/apartment, up to 14 days, the person who carried out violence against the family members – according to the model developed in Austria in 1997.

The appeal in Serbian can be found here.