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Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina supported a training series on the use of the first database for domestic violence cases

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

Summary

On 6 November in Sarajevo, the Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in co-operation with the FBiH Gender Centre (GC FBiH), the Network of Women Police Officers and UN Women, concluded a series of ten training courses for more than 400 police officers, social workers and civil society representatives from the FBiH, on the implementation of the FBiH Law on Protection from Domestic Violence and on the use of the FBiH domestic violence database.

The database, developed by the Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014 with guidance from the GC FBiH and a working group consisting of police officers, social workers and representatives of safe houses, is one of the first of its kind to be developed in the Western Balkans. It represents a comprehensive source of information on all domestic violence cases/interventions in the FBiH that have been reported to police, social workers, safe house representatives and the domestic violence hotline.

The general aim of the training courses is to improve the work of relevant institutions in combating domestic violence in FBiH by ensuring a better recording and monitoring of domestic violence cases, more efficient analysis of the relationship between victims and perpetrators, and deeper insight into the system of victim support and protection.

Information

Added on
27 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords
domestic violence
Rights
OSCE