On 5-6 of March 2013, Milena Kadieva attended a seminar titled "How to litigate before the European Court of Human Rights": Practical guide to procedure. The event was organized by the European Academy of Law in Strasbourg, France. The key topics were: what national remedies must be sought before submitting an application to the Court in Strasbourg; what admissibility criteria have to be complied with; what an individual application should contain; what are the objectives of the written and the oral parts of the procedure.

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 The current data is a result from the GAF’s Project “Ensuring Sustainable Legal and Psycho-social Support for Victims of Domestic Violence in the Region of Plovdiv, Bulgaria”
Project period: March 2012 – February 2013

The five programmes developed under the project are: psycho-social counseling, legal counseling, counseling of couples/partners, job search consultancy and work with perpetrators of domestic violence.
The programs were implemented in the GAF’s Consultative Centre in the city of Plovdiv.

For the project period, 202 persons victims of domestic violence and/or discrimination visited the Foundation’s Consultative Centre. 178 of them were women. The average age of the women benefitted by the services is 42 years as the oldest one being 89 years, while the youngest – 22. Women aged 35 - 44 years constitute the largest percentage of the victims.
The total number of given consultations is 369, while 141 are the telephone requests.

Legal representation: 34 legal cases were initiated.
•  17 cases under the Law on protection against domestic violence;
•  9 cases under the Family Code;
•  3 cases under the Penal Code;
•  1 case under the Civil Procedural Code;
• 2 cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Abduction of Children;
•  1 case under the European Convention on Human Rights;
•  1 case under the CEDAW.

Find out more about GAF's activities in our Annual Report.

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European youth are calling the European Union (EU) and Governments to be more active in ensuring their human rights, fighting taboos around youth and sexuality and to include their participation in the decisions that impact their lives.

Read more: GAF's Young Volunteer Participated in a Key International Conference Tackling Youth Violence and...

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Presentation prepared on the occasion of the Y-SAV project (Youth Sexual Aggression and Victimization Europe),

Presented by Ivan Tanev - volunteer member of the Gender Alternatives Foundation,
Amsterdam, 28 March 2013

The General Picture
In Bulgaria there is still high tolerance towards the use of physical violence as an educational means which varies in degree for the different communities, social strata, urban and rural areas. According to experts, this tolerance is found both in the parents’ understanding and society in general which also includes institutions such as schools, police, prosecutor’s office, the court and so on .

Read more: Sexual violence against children and young people in Bulgaria

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On March 15th the United Nations Member States resoundingly committed to ending violence against women and girls, including strong agreements on promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment, and ensuring reproductive rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Read more: Women’s Rights Activists Welcome UN Agreements on Ending Violence Against Women

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