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Mission to Serbia organised workshops for youth and rural communities on domestic violence

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Gender-based and domestic violence
Subject
Gender-based and domestic violence
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
domestic violence, victim protection, gender issues

Summary

From 9 to 13 May the Mission organised, together with the CSO “Impuls” from Tutin, the first in a series of eight workshops on domestic violence among secondary school students in Tutin municipality. Approximately one hundred students discussed gender-based violence and peer violence among youth. Similar events took place in the nearby villages of Dubovo and Velje Polje. Representatives from the local police, health institutions, social welfare, local self-government and civil society acknowledged their responsibilities in recognizing and reporting cases of domestic violence in rural communities.

On 14 May the Mission, together with “Impuls” and the association “ACT Women”,organized the street performance “My body – my territory” in Tutin. The performance drew attention to women victims of sexual violence and the complex process of recovery in its aftermath. These activities are part of the Mission’s efforts to foster an effective and accountable relationship between the community and the police service through the implementation of the community policing concept.

Information

Added on
01 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Region
Serbia
Keywords
domestic violence, victim protection, gender issues
Rights
OSCE