Women’s Association “Izvor” in cooperation with the Commissions for Gender Equality of Osijek-Baranja County and City of Osijek marked the international day for the Elimination of violence against women and the beginning of the world campaign “16 days of activism against violence against women” by organizing professional public hearing on 25. 11. 2015. in the premises of the Osijek-baranja County.
The aim of the discussions was to provide the option of the holders of all of the major activities in the area of protection against domestic violence to get acquainted, exchange of practice, the scope of the National strategy for protection from family violence for the period from 2011. by 2016. and proposing solutions for the improvement of administration and progress.
The debate is a contribution towards sensitising the professional and the general public about the problem of family violence and the need for active involvement in the Elimination of all forms of violence and support to all the victims of domestic violence, and above all women, as a group which is most endangered.
In a discussion with the representative of the independent service for victims and witnesses support of the Ministry of Justice, a representative of the Office of Ombudsman, a representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for children, two representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman for disabled persons, two judge Misdemeanor Court in Osijek, two representatives of the State Prosecutor’s Office in Osijek, two representatives of the Police Department of Osijek-Baranja, representative of the social welfare centre of Osijek, two representatives of the Clinical Hospital Osijek, members of Office of State Adminsitration in OBC, but also participated and two representatives of the Center for peace, non-violence and human rights Osijek, a lawyer at the free legal assistance program and project manager “Civil Society for Accountable Governance” IPA 2011 Ms.Ljiljana Božić-Krstanović.
Women’s Association “Izvor” is also and the organization – associate on the mentioned project “Civil Society for Accountable Governance”, which together with OAZA from Beli Manastir and Club woman from Pakrac monitors the effectiveness of the implementation of the Measures 7. -insurance of permanent and temporary housing of victims of violence in the family of the national strategy for protection from family violence for the period from 2011. by 2016. year, while in the work of the local professional team/platform participate in Osijek and the Commission for gender equality of the city of Osijek.
The conclusions from the public debate can be downloaded here: