On 03.06.2016, in the city of Paris, France, a Conference was organized under the project THB: from exit to insertion, barriers and leverage/HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/THB/4000005340, co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union/, namely a Conference “Human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The words of the victims for a better access to their rights”.

Participants of the Conference were more than 250 representatives of the following institutions and organizations: judges, prosecutors, police officers, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, NGOs working in the area of human rights protection.

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The Gender Alternatives Foundation is privileged to be part of the CSO WINS project focused on women’s rights protection in the Southern Mediterranean region.

After the advocacy training held in Barcelona from the 4th to the 9th April 2016, 24 association of the Southern Mediterranean have had the chance to draft an action plan proposal to improve the condition of women in their local and/or national context. The evaluation of proposals was accomplished in Algeria on May 31st 2016 and 8 associations were selected to deploy their campaign in the next following months. On this basis, they will receive technical support from the CSO WINS project and accompaniment of one of the 12 associations with high expertise in advocacy, which developed the successful practices. In total, 8 partnerships will be created in order to strengthen the mutual learning and the exchange of experiences.

For more information: https://www.euromedwomen.foundation/pg/actus/view/5832/en/1

HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/THB/4000005340 (15.09.2014 – 15.09.2016)

Co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union

 

In April 2016, the Gender Alternatives Foundation team prepared awareness raising materials under the above mentioned project, namely a poster against trafficking in human beings.

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HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/THB/4000005340 (15.09.2014 – 15.09.2016)

Co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union

 

On 28-29.04.2016, the third Steering Committee meeting under the project THB: from exit to insertion, barriers and leveragewas organized in Paris, France.

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The    Gender    Alternatives    Foundation,    ASTRA    member, received    an    invitation    to appoint representatives to  take  part  in  an  Inter-ministerial  working  group  which  aimed to  prepare  the necessary  conditions  for  the  ratification  of  the  Council  of Europe  Convention  on  preventing  and combating  violence  against  women,  including  domestic  violence  (the  Istanbul  Convention). The invitation  came  from  the  Ministry  of  Justice.

The  ratification  of  the  Istanbul  Convention  was discussed by the Bulgarian authorities during the Universal Periodic Review (May 7th, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)  and  was  later  discussed  by  the  Bulgarian  Government  to  become  a  fact  during  the Bulgarian chairmanship of the Committee of the Ministers of the Council of Europe. GAF was actively involved in the process of motivating the Bulgarian authorities to ratify the Istanbul Convention  giving  its  importance  for  the  protection  of  the  rights  of  women  against  gender  based violence. The last  step  in  the  process  was  to  present  a  Shadow  report  during  the  23rd  UPR  session (7 of May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland). The Report can be found here.


The  Bulgarian  Minister  of  Justice,  Ms  Ekatrina Zaharieva,  signed  the  Istanbul  Convention  on  April 21st.  Bulgaria,  currently  chairing  the  Committee  of  Ministers  of  the  Council  of  Europe,  became  the 40th  member  state  of  the  Council  of  Europe  to  sign  the  Convention.  At  this  date,  21  States  have signed and ratified the Convention. The Group of experts on action against violence  against women and domestic violence (GREVIO) has initiated the evaluation of its implementation.

Source: Astra Bulletin

September 15, 2019