In the period of 9-27 July 2012, the 52nd session of the CEDAW Committee will be organized in New York - USA.

The combined 4th to 7th national periodic report of Republic of Bulgaria will be considered. The lack of implementation of the CEDAW Committee recommendation adopted in July 2011 (Communication No20/2008) will be discussed.
The Managing director of Gender Alternatives Foundation will take part in the session and will present the Alternative report "Substantive equality and non-discrimination in Bulgaria''.
The report is written by Milena Kadieva, Natasha Dobreva, Maria Georgieva and Rada Elenkova.

To see the report and the GAF recommendations, please refer to the fail .

[Brussels, 21 June 2012] The Bulgarian Women’s Lobby (BWL) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the largest coalition of women’s NGOs in Europe, will on 13 July host a European conference on “Trafficking in women and prostitution: Bulgarian and European perspectives”.

The conference is foreseen as a concrete political and awareness raising event for the two women’s organisations and will give a key opportunity for Bulgarian stakeholders, politicians, professionals and NGOs, to get in-depth knowledge on the issue of trafficking in women and prostitution, both at Bulgarian and European level, and discuss possible ways forward, based on the experience developed in other EU countries.

Read more: European conference in Sofia to study links between prostitution and trafficking

On 21-22 May 2012, the GAF Coordinator Rada Elenkova was invited as a volunteer of You Act to join with other representatives from the SRHR movement worldwide for a strategy workshop entitled “Advancing the SRHR agenda beyond 2014 and 2015: Forging a CSOs consensus to advocate within the ICPD and MDGs review”.


Read more: Advancing the SRHR agenda beyond 2014 and 2015

The Gender Alternatives Foundation and the police officers from the 6 local Police Departments in Plovdiv set up a Working Meeting to discuss the most burning issues when it comes to domestic violence cases.

Read more: Working hard for coordinated actions

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