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 leverage” was 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
Location: The Conference Hall of Real Hotel – Plovdiv, 2 Georgi Voyteh str.
Organization: Gender Alternatives Foundation
Partner: Animus Association Foundation
Theme: Meeting-forum for presenting the results under the Project BG05/755 "Together – to ensure justice for vulnerable groups of people"
Target Group:Social workers from Social Assistance Directorate in Plovdiv, in particular from Social Protection Department and Social Services for People with Disabilities Department. Social workers from Social Assistance Directorates from other municipalities and a representative from Social Assistance Regional Directorate – Plovdiv.
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Today \22.04.2016\, in Sofia, the Minister of Justice of Bulgaria, Ms Ekatrina Zaharieva, signed the Istanbul Convention. Bulgaria, currently chairing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, becomes the 40th member state of the Council of Europe to sign the Istanbul 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.
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.
In the period of 3-10.04.2016, a Capacity-building workshop in advocacy and policy dialog for gender equality was organized in Barcelona, Spain.
GAF was represented by its Managing director Milena Kadieva.
Read more: Project “Capacity building in the Southern Mediterranean to open policy dialog and monitoring for...
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