The overall goal of the project is to instigate the gender issue in the Ministry of Internal Affairs through advocating for increasing the female participation in police work and emphasize importance of focusing on security risks faced by female citizens.
The idea of this project is to initiate gender issue in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and contribute to increasing the female participation in police work. The part of the project will also try to emphasize the importance of focusing on security risks faced by female citizens. The project will be implemented in all municipalities in the HC, if the Mayors accept the idea. The PAs (CPAs) will ask the opinions of the Mayors and the final list will be prepared after that process. Beneficiaries of the project will be: the MoIA, Prevention units, the LPCs and local communities represented by the CAGs.
The project will be implemented in two phases, where the Phase I will be implemented until the end of 2009, while Phase II is foreseen for 2010. Using lessons learned through Phase I, the project objectives and activities foreseen for Phase II will be reviewed again and adjusted to the needs of the MoIA..
This task proposal document will cover only the Phase I. The follow-up project proposal will be prepared and submitted after completion of Phase I and in accordance with the PDD priorities for 2010.
During the first phase the project goal will be achieved through increasing the capacities of Heads of Prevention to prevent and combat violence against women and through introducing gender issues to Community Advisory Groups (CAGs).
The training for the Heads of Prevention will be organised, It will cover essential topics related to the gender issues, such as: gender equality, gender roles, masculinity, forms of violence, definitions, legal framework, interviewing victims and aggressors, protection protocols, women’s safety in the streets, referrals and services available in the community, communication and mediation skills.
After that, CAG meetings in all municipalities will be organised, in order to raise their awareness on crime against women amongst the local citizens (2-3 CAGs in each municipality will be conducted). Communication material on violence against women (presentation and leaflets) will be prepared and delivered at the CAG meetings and trainings organised for the Heads of prevention. At each CAG meeting, CAG members will be asked to fill-in the survey on their opinions about gender-based police approach. The result of the survey will be analyzed and discussed with the MoIA.
After the completion of the Phase I, the results of the project will be summarized and used for creating follow-up activities of the Phase II. Phase II will be related to raising awareness within the MoIA on the low percentage of women in the police forces. Also the Phase II will involve Local Prevention Councils into the activities, trying to increase their interest for gender and minority issues.
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
Activity 1: Training for the Heads of Preventions and representatives form MoIA (16 participants) on the following topics:
(Training Needs Assessment is being done by the Focal Point for Gender Issues)
Activity 2: Organising and conducting CAG meetings in all 84 municipalities in order to raise their awareness on crime against women (2-3 CAGs in each municipality, at least 168 meetings in total)