Manual for training of police officers on response to cases of domestic violence and violence against women

Authors/editor(s): Adisa Zahiragic, Seila Heljic, Goran Telalovic, Maida Cehajic-Campara, Adnan Kadribasic

This manual is a result of close collaboration of UN Women, Ministry of Interior of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina and experts. The manual was piloted and validated with police professionals and representatives from ten Cantonal Ministries of Interior (MoIs) in the Federation of BiH. It serves as a tool for trainers providing training for police professionals on police response to cases of domestic violence, including initial response to cases, risk assessment, request and procedure for issuing protection measures, criminal investigation of domestic violence and violence against women, in line with the entity domestic violence and criminal legislation. The manual can be used for specialized training of police professionals provided by the Police Academy to Cantonal MoIs.

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Languages available: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Anti-violence interventions; Access to justice and legal protection; Laws, legislation; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence

Resource type: Manuals/guides

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 250

ISBN/ISSN: 978-9926-8587-0-4

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)