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The third follow-up meeting on two-year project “Strengthening the institutional and social response to gender-based violence”

MATRA 2The third follow-up meeting on two-year project “Strengthening the institutional and social response to gender-based violence” was held on June 28. Project is financially supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in BiH, within its MATRA program. The project activities are implemented in municipalities of Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Livno, Bosansko Grahovo, Derventa and Bosanski Brod. Progress on the implementation of the project, current achievements, challenges and  plans for further activities were discussed at the meeting. As a result of the implemented activities, teams for coordination on local level were established as part of local institutional mechanisms, in all selected municipalities. The Guidelines of multisectoral approach in cases of gender based violence and domestic violence were signed. Since the part of the project is also related to awareness raising among citizens in eight rural communities/villages on prevention of GBV, the project team has realized a number of workshops with children and young people focusing on this topic. In the upcoming period we will continue to work on awareness raising on issue of domestic violence, with women and men, in targeted rural communities.