Saturday, December 16, 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 sent a letter to Secretary of State, Brankica Jankovic, with comments on the inconsistency in the use of gender-sensitive terms, that is in the naming of women as subject of protection from domestic violence (which makes this special protocol conflicting with the General Protocol on procedures and cooperation of institutions, bodies and organizations in situations of violence against women in the family and partner relationships).

The whole document available in Serbian language here.