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Mission to Skopje supports police in responding to violence against women and domestic violence

Mission Activity
Gender-based and domestic violence


On 3 and 10 July, the Mission to Skopje, in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and UNDP, organised two one-day workshops for Sectors for Internal Affairs in Tetovo and Kumanovo to enhance the gender sensitivity of police in dealing with violence against women and domestic violence. Forty-four police officers, mostly commanders of police stations, sector leaders, shift leaders and inspectors of domestic violence and prevention, as well as members of the Crime Investigation Department, took part in the training. The workshop provided participants with an overview of the legal framework in the country for dealing with and preventing domestic violence, as well as best practices and standard operating procedures. It provided police officers with the opportunity to learn how to implement a victims-centered approach to such crimes, respecting the dignity of the victim, providing adequate referral mechanisms and psychological assistance. In total, the Mission will hold six such workshops.


Added on
23 Nov 2018
OSCE Mission to Skopje, North Macedonia
gender issues, police law and legislation, victim protection