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1 The implementation of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Strategy for Improving the Position of Women and Promoting Gender Equality (2010 – 2015)
6 Priority Areas of NAP: 1) Increasing women's participation in decision-making processes and achieving gender equality 2) Improving the economic status of women and achieving gender equality 3) Achieving gender equality in education 4) Improving the health of women and promoting gender equality in health policy 5) Preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and to provide a comprehensive system of protection for women victims of violence 6) Eliminating gender stereotypes in the media and the promotion of gender equality 2
o The project started on 15 June 2009, when the Project Team was established. The Project Board approved no-cost extension of the project activities until 30 th of September 2012. o The Project document Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (the Statement of the RS Government: no. 018-5539/2008 dated 11 December 2008), signed by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Mr Rasim Ljajic on 12 December 2008, together with the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Ms Rini Reza. o The overall project value: $3,011,140.50 3 Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence Project
4 o Developed report with mapped services provided by Centres for Social Work (CSWs) to SGBV victims. Mapped safe houses and shelters taking care of SGBV victims. o Developed specialised curricula in the area of gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence for the Judicial Academy of Serbia, Police Academy and Department for Human Resources Management of the Republic of Serbia. o 37 students have attended or are currently attending three-month training in the selected institutions addressing sexual and gender-based violence.
Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence Project o The Study “Mapping of family violence against women” developed. o Developed uniform procedures and forms for data collection on sexual and gender-based violence among relevant stakeholders. o The General protocol for cooperation and proceedings of institutions, organs and organizations in cases of violence against women in family and in intimate partner relationships was adopted on 24th November 2011 by the Government of Serbia in the form of Government’s Conclusion. 5
Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence Project The National Strategy for Combating Violence against Women in Family and in Intimate Partner Relationships was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 1 April 2011. The Action strategy for the proceedings with the GBV perpetrators was developed. Three two-day trainings were held for the employees of the CSWs in Belgrade, Nis and Kragujevac in 2011. 6
Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence Project Media campaigns marking the international campaign “16 days of activism against gender violence” during 2009, 2010 and 2011. The SGBV project established a reward in 2009 for a specific contribution in the area of awareness raising related to unacceptability of sexual and gender-based violence. 35 grants were awarded to support stakeholders at local level. 7
Inception Programme The purpose of the Inception Programme was to facilitate the planning and preparation for the agreed Programme-Based Approach (PBA) and to prepare GED for their leading role in the NAP implementation. Implementation period from March 2010 until June 2011. 8
Inception Programme o The achievement of specific results and description of implemented activities is as follows: 1. Result: There is an existence of donor support for the implementation of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality. 2. GED is strengthened internally to increase their capacity and their tools, and to improve working conditions in order to perform their duties. 3.Result: GED is strengthened in their external environment by partnerships with other institutions and organizations working for gender equality, at municipal, national, regional and international level. 4. Result: GED is strengthened by activities of Investigation, promotion, and visibility of the Directorate and the National Action Plan for Gender Equality. 9
One-year programme for the implementation of priority activities in three areas of the National Action Plan (NAP) The overall objective of the Programme NAP I is to implement the priority activities in the three areas of the NAP (Decision making, Economic empowerment and Media), and thus support the efforts of the Serbian authorities in achieving de facto gender equality. Implementation period July 2011 – July 2012; no-cost extension until September 30, 2012. 10
11 o The overall objective of the programme is to implement the priority activities in three areas of the NAP: 1) Representation of women in public and political life, 2) Women’s economic empowerment, and 3) Women and media, and thus support the efforts of the Serbian authorities in achieving de facto gender equality. One-year programme for the implementation of priority activities in three areas of the National Action Plan (NAP)
12 “The role of media crucial for breaking gender stereotypes”, Media Centre, December 13, 2011”
o Under the overall objective, three sub-objectives have been identified in relation to three areas: 1) Increased participation of women in public and political life in accordance with NAP objectives in this strategic area, 2) Improved economic status of women and economic inequality between men and women reduced, equal opportunities policy and better use of women’s development resources introduced, in accordance with NAP objective in this strategic area, 3) Positively influence the elimination of gender stereotypes from media coverage and promote gender equality in media. 13 One-year programme for the implementation of priority activities in three areas of the National Action Plan (NAP)
Creating of guidelines, check lists and training materials for decision makers, political parties, trade unions and associations of employers. Developing of methodology for monitoring of representation of women in Statutes of Local Self- Governments. Conducting analysis of the Budget of the Republic of Serbia for 2012 from gender perspective. 14 Some of NAP I Activities
A study on the status of women exposed to double or multiple discrimination and their participation in public and political life in Serbia and conducting training for them. Developing the study on the capacities of auxiliary services at the local level, with recommendations on how to strengthen the capacities of auxiliary services for balancing working conditions and family life. 15
Some of NAP I Activities Developing and implementing project of establishing five rural women’s e-clubs. Raising public awareness of existing legal and institutional framework on GE and creating PR Strategy. Developing grant programmes for parts of local gender commissions’ action plans in areas of employment and self-employment. 16
Some of NAP I Activities Developing grant programmes for economic empowerment of rural women entrepreneurs in rural tourism. Promotion of Code of conduct for gender sensitive reporting. Creating media activities aimed at promoting gender equality and directed/created debate. 17
Some of NAP I Activities Education and sensitization of the teaching staff at schools and colleges of journalism for gender-sensitive reporting. Encouraging the active role of the media and news agencies in promoting GE. 18
Discussion 19 Q & A
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