Friday, October 20, 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.

Autonomous Women's Center has prepared amendments for the changes and additions to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia, and submitted them to the authorized nominator, the Ombudsperson. The amendment proposal was accepted by the Ombudsperson, and this initiative was delivered to the Working Group on Amendments to the Criminal Code, the Ministry of Justice.