Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Advocacy

Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field. In accordance with the strategic goals, that the Convention of the United Nations and the Council of Europe should be implemented well by the state and that in the process of joining the European Union we must respect the human rights of women, Autonomous Women's Center consistently monitors the implementation of and advocates for a comprehensive, coherent, relevant, specific, efficient and effective national policies against violence against women.

The Autonomous Women’s Center was invited by the Institute for the Advancement of Education to join the process of public discussion on ammendments to the optional subject of Civic Education for grades III, IV, VII and VIII of elementary school, as well as II, III and IV grades of grammar school. Ammendments will be implemented succesively during the following two years, until 2020.  Our attention will primarily be focused on gender aspects, including gender-based violence, but also on the sensitivity of the content to the status of other marginalized social groups.

The first comments on the content of the subject Civic Education for grades III and IV of elementary school were submitted in a very short timeframe.