Monday, May 25, 2020

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.

nova strategija prevencije i zastite od diskriminacije

Folowing the invitation of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs, which began the process of preparing the Strategy for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination for the period 2020-2025, the Autonomous Women's Center submitted its proposals.

For the description of the situation, policy objectives, measures and areas of action in the new strategic document, AWC proposed to use the Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Serbia of the CEDAW Committee which Republic of Serbia received this year. AWC also submitted a Shadow report “Dark Clouds over Serbia” submitted to the UN Committee for preparation of the assessment of the areas in which the organization has expertise and which it monitors.

The AZC proposal can be seen, in Serbian language here.