Network principles

Principles of work of the Network regarding the issue of violence against women and domestic violence:

Respecting women’s human rights – The network recognizes women’s human rights and treats them according to the existing international conventions and declarations;

Gender-sensitive approach to the issue of violence against women and domestic violence – Violence against women is not an individual or occasional act of misconduct, but on the contrary, it is a systematic, structural and deeply rooted in the historical relations of inequality between man and women. This implies violence on women just because they are women or violence which disproportionately affects women.

Violence condemnation – There is no excuse for any kind of gender based violence including domestic violence.

Advocating the interests of the victims – The women who are victims of violence have no guilt for the violence that they suffer. The perpetrator is always responsible for his behavior.

Approach based on functional practices – Preventing and dealing with the issue of violence against women is based on internationally accepted standards and good practices.

Cooperation principles of the network

Solidarity and cooperation of the members – Solidarity implies mutual support and cooperation of women within the organizations, between the organizations and cooperation with the government and the nongovernmental sector.

Transparency – The work of the Network and the member organizations is public and it’s based on accessibility and exchange of information.


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