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.
Read more: Awareness raising materials under the project “THB: from exit to insertion, barriers and leverage”
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
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