The main objective of the project is to promote zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls and make preventive measures effective through awareness raising and capacity building.
The project implies three specific objectives. Through engaging different targets groups and designing different activities, the project aims at complementing the general project objective on building up zero tolerance to any form of violence against women.
- Improve knowledge and competences of relevant professionals to ensure effective prosecution, protection and prevention. The project will aim at development of capacities of institutions mandated with tackling domestic violence. This endeavor will be kicked off by a training/sensitization process for representatives of institutions such as the police, prosecutors, courts, support and service providers and municipal administrations.
- Enhance institutional response to VAW. The project will support the development of an integrated cross-sectorial mechanism that will set out the duties of, and the relationships between, the various institutions responsible for monitoring its implementation, including the police, prosecutors, courts and support and service providers.
- Raise awareness on zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls, in particular targeted to men and boys. The awareness raising efforts will be ongoing throughout the project, both at the local level while engaging local media, and at the national level. an informational campaign at schools will be carried out to raise sensitivity among youth to prevent and stop violence in school settings and dating and learn the tools for response to domestic violence which they might witness among their parents.
The project is funded by The PROGRESS programme which is the Community Programme for employment and social solidarity.