This video explains the new regional initiative in the Western Balkans and Turkey developed with innovative approaches to address harmful gender stereotypes and combat violence against women and girls.
The European Union and UN Women are partnering with civil society organizations to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Thanks to this partnership, over 250 organizations are better equipped to monitor and report on human rights legal instruments and push for the development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated policies on violence against women; over 1,500 law enforcement and service providers involved in prevention, prosecution and protection in cases of violence against women are being trained in case management, data-collection, reporting, and referral and response mechanisms. These providers include community leaders, health care centres, municipalities, local NGOs, and security and justice officials and 3,500 women, including minority women, have gained a better understanding of their rights, and of how to access available services when facing violence.
The EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” is working to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Our partners and participants explain how the programme is making a difference in their work and daily lives.