Friday, March 22, 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.

Within the public debate on the Draft Law on Gender Equality, the Autonomous Women's Center prepared comments on the new text of the Draft. General comments relate primarily to the need to harmonize legal provisions with international treaties ratified by Serbia, to deletion of the concept of multiple discrimination in the new text of the Draft, definition of concepts, and establishment of incomparably lower standards than those set out in the previous Draft.

 All comments are available in Serbian here.