12/08/2013: Promotion of publication “Minimum Standards for NGOs for adequate protection and quality services to women victims of domestic violence”

Macedonian Women’s Rights Center – Shelter center Skopje on 12/05/2013, starting at 11:00 am at Gate Hotel, Skopje held a thematic meeting on “Minimum Standards for NGOs adequate protection for women victims of domestic violence.”

Opening remarks besides representatives from MWRC-Shelter Centre Skopje had representatives from the local office of UN Women in Skopje.

On the event results from the analysis of services for victims of domestic violence were presented as well as publication with proposed minimum standards for civil society service providers secure adequate protection and support to victims of domestic violence.

Representatives of non-governmental organization ECHO FROM Stip, which provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, presented best practices for introducing minimum standards for free legal aid. Publication “Guide for process of standardization for civil  organizations that provide free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence” can be downloaded here.

The conference is the final event from the project “Improving the quality and availability of services of civil society for victims of domestic violence by establishing a standardized approach and recommend minimum standards for adequate protection.”

This initiative is supported by UN Women, as part of a joint project of UN Women and UNDP on the prevention of domestic violence, funded by The Netherlands, and the goal is to propose minimum standards for adequate protection of victims of domestic violence through the analysis of existing services and services that are designed for women victims of domestic violence, so as developing draft minimum standards for NGOs that provide support services.

The publication “Proposed minimum standards for NGOs adequate protection for women victims of domestic violence” can be downloaded here.

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