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Project “Strengthening the institutional and social response to gender based violence in BiH” started

Embassy of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina provided financial support to the INF project “Strengthening the institutional and social response to gender based violence in BiH”. Project will be implemented from December 01, 2016 – November 30, 2018 in the municipalities of Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje, Bosansko Grahovo, Livno, Derventa and Bosanski Brod.

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Project goal is to raise awareness and promote an inclusive and participatory approach of the members in targeted rural areas with regards to the prevention of gender based violence, as well as to strengthen the vertical coordination of activities on implementation of local policies and practices in order to prevent and combat gender based violence.

Project is implemented by In Foundation with involved local CSOs partners in BiH as follows: Women Association “Grahovo”, Association “Li -woman“ Livno, Women Association “Derventa”, Youth centre “Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje” and Foundation „Kinderpostzegels“ from the Netherlands.

Two days initial capacity building meeting with representatives from partner organizations was held from 1- 2. December, 2016 at the start of project implementation. The aim of the meeting was to define first steps of the model of work with women, men, children and youngsters in 8 rural communities with regards to the prevention of gender based violence, as well as to strengthen the activities of vertical coordination to prevent and combat gender based violence.15304357_1020834964689020_7297099606250108917_o