09.12.2016: Workshop “What does the new Law on Prevention and Protection from Domestic Violence prescribe”

On 9. December, in the building of Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia – Skopje, workshop was organized on the topic: “What does the new Law on Prevention and Protection from Domestic Violence prescribe” within the campaign 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women.

The event was organized by National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in partnership with the Women’s Section of  Macedonian Police Syndicate and Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia.

Speakers at the workshop were: Biljana Chadikovska Tunteva from the Women’s Section of the Macedonian Police Syndicate who gave the introduction to the workshop, Elena Dimushevska, Executive Director of the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, who spoke about the situation in the country regarding the protection from domestic violence. Igor Jadrovski, legal advisor at Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Macedonia spoke about the provisional protection measures and the role of the police in the protection of victims of domestic violence. The second session of the workshop was planned for presentation of the challenges in the provision of protection for victims from the aspect of police work. Biljana Jeremic and Julijana Stancheva from the Unit for Violent Crime, Department for Domestic Violence Unit, Sector for Internal Affairs Skopje elaborated the manner of work of the department through concrete examples.

The event is part of the activities in the frame of the project “Preventing violence against women in accordance with EU standards” whose purpose is establishing effective legal framework and system of protection and support of women from all forms of violence in accordance with the CoE Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), funded by Kvinna Till Kvinna.

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