On 10 of June 2021, the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National Coordinator on Domestic Violence and the Agency for Gender Equality launched the newly developed Awareness Raising Guidelines on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.
Keynote speeches where offered by Frank Power, Head of Council of Europe Office in Pristina, Dr. Nita Shala, National Coordinator on Domestic Violence, Edi Gusia, Head of Agency for Gender Equality and Ilirjana Gashi, Executive Director of Women for Women NGO. The guidelines were presented by Natacha Henry, Council of Europe consultant.
The aim of the guidelines is primarily to inform the actions of authorities and organisations in running awareness raising campaigns as per the standards set up by the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).
This publication and the trainings are part of the Council of Europe project: “Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*-phase II”.
*All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions, or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.