Third Regional Forum on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey “Integrated Policies, Inclusive Partnerships”

The Third Regional Forum on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Integrated Policies, Inclusive Partnerships,” is the first and the only regular mechanism engaging strategic partners in the region on ending violence against women. It also provides critical space for exchanging knowledge and fostering collaboration among civil society, regional institutions, and state parties on ending violence against women.
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Start date: 1 December 2021 | Start time: 12:00 UTC+03:00
End date: 2 December 2021 | End time: 16:00 UTC+03:00

Location: Virtual

Event description

The Third Regional Forum “Integrated Policies, Inclusive Partnerships” will address issues pertaining to positive social norms to combat violence against women; preventing and responding to sexual violence against women and girls; leveraging data to prevent and respond to cases of femicide; and advancing work with perpetrators to protect women and children.

The Regional Forum is informed by action-oriented research, front-line work of over 60 civil society organizations and the lessons learned and recommendations made at the First Regional Forum (Skopje, November 2018) and Second Regional Forum (Tirana, October 2019). The First and Second Regional Forums “Integrated Policies, Inclusive Partnerships” offered for the first time a space for relevant stakeholders from the Western Balkans, Turkey and Europe to come together to identify and address challenges and gaps impeding efforts to achieve gender equality and end violence against women.

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more imperative to address, in a coordinated manner, the root causes of violence against women and the gaps exposed by the pandemic. The event is organized under the framework of UN Women's regional programme on ending violence against women "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds," funded by the European Union. The Forum is organized by UN Women and co-convened by the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Council of Europe, and European Commission.

Please register for the event here. Registrations are open until the 30th of November. Once registered, you will receive a virtual ticket to the event via email. You will also receive an automated email to join the Forum's online platform on the day of the event. Kindly be mindful that for security reasons, you will only be able to log in using the same email address you have used to register for the Forum.

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Sponsored by: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe, and the European Union

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  • Contact person: Yolanda Iriarte