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"MY FEMALE HUMAN RIGHTS"

Throughout the duration of the project dubbed “My female human rights”, from April 11th, 2005 until July 11th, 2005, supported by UNDP, Women’s center established an office in Bileca and held a total of 9 interactive workshops.  The project encompassed two groups of women and men from Bileca municipality as well as representatives of institutions, government and non-governmental organizations in Bileca (Municipality, Welfare center, media, NGOs, Misdemeanor court, members of the municipal Gender commission).  Participants of the workshops, in total 237, received key information during interactive workshops on  violence according to gender, that is, on the Law on gender equality, its possibilities, as well as mechanisms for its implementation.           

Results of this project were as follows:

  • Joint activities aimed at disseminating information and application of the Law on gender equality in Bileca municipality;
  • Development of cooperation between NGOs and governmental institutions in Bileca municipality;
  • Awareness raising of female and male citizens on this issue and their rights, that is, on mechanisms for their protection through implementation of the Law on gender equality and
  • Recognition of our organization, by the Municipality, as an important actor in the fight against all types of discrimination against women and children and their support.

Topics of interactive workshops for two groups 

  • Workshop “Elimination of violence based on Gender” April 28th, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in education issues” May 19th, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in health and welfare issues” May 20th, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in public life issues” May 30th, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in economy and labor issues” May 31st, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in education issues” June 2nd, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in health and welfare issues” June 3rd, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in public life issues” June 28th, 2005
  • Workshop “Gender equality in economy and labor issues” June 29th, 2005

We are of the opinion that opening a subsidiary office, as well as dissemination of key information from the gender perspective in the fields of economy and labor, health and welfare, public life, education and elimination of violence against women, contributed to a better understanding of the position of women, such as identification of mechanisms for their detection and support.