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Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights and its impact stretches beyond victims affecting the society as a whole. There are many interrelated and overlapping forms of violence against women such as: domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, physical & psychological violence, female genital mutilation, honor killings etc.
The project JUSTICE FOR WOMEN – Towards a more effective rights protection and access to judicial procedures for victims of crimes aims to improve access to justice for women victims of violence, to increase the reporting of cases towards judicial stakeholders, to ensure proper financial compensation based on an appropriate damages assessment.
Period of Implementation September 2018 – April 2020
Project Target Groups
Direct beneficiaries are police officers, lawyers, prosecutors, judges, institutions & NGOs that come into contact with women victims of violence.
Indirect beneficiaries are women victims of violence who will benefit from an improved information, assistance and protection of their rights during judicial proceedings and beyond them.
Project work-packages (WP)
WP 1 Management and coordination
Day to day management
WP 2 Joint action to tackle un-reporting of cases and to improve the efficiency of the protection order
Transnational experts working group meeting in Madrid Spain
National Experts Group Meeting
Joint strategy paper on un-reporting and the protection order
WP 3 Design indicators and standards for the assessment of damages to ensure an equitable financial compensation for women victims of crimes
Joint legal experts meeting in Madrid Spain
Guide on indicators and standards for a proper damages evaluation in cases concerning financial compensation
Increase capacity of legal professionals to tackle un-reporting of cases in which women are victims of violence.
A better efficiency and applicability of the protection order.
Improve cooperation of authorities, non-governmental organizations, local communities to ensure a more sustainable assistance and support for women based on their educational, cultural, social background.
Transferability of good practices, successful strategies, between EU Member States on the protection of women rights.
WP 4 Capacity building for legal stakeholders and other service providers in the field of protection of women rights
Local workshops in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain