UN Joint Programme on Domestic Violence in Kosovo

Project Summary


Five UN Agencies (OHCHR, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women) have joined their efforts to help the survivors of domestic violence, and support municipalities, service delivery institutions and civil society organisations to develop their capacities in order to effectively address the phenomenon of domestic violence.

The donor, Government of Finland, approved an extension of the project until March 2015 and donated another 330 000 Euro to achieve sustainability of the activities that took place during the initial duration of the project in selected municipalities.

What do we want to achieve

Five UN Agencies (OHCHR, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women) have joined their efforts, working in partnership with local partners to address the issues of domestic violence in three pilot municipalities.

The purpose of the programme is to help the survivors of domestic violence, and support municipalities, service delivery institutions and civil society organisations to develop their capacities in order to effectively address the phenomenon of domestic violence.

Results



In order to support the implementation of the Kosovo National Strategy and Action Plan against Domestic Violence 2011-2014 at the local level, the programme focuses on:
Prevention: Raising awareness on domestic violence among men/women, boys/girls, through community-based programs such as: outreach with religious leaders; peer education and theatre based activities, including a comprehensive survey on domestic violence in the three pilot municipalities;
Protection: Strengthening the capacities of local institutions (municipalities, police, judiciary, women shelters, social services, free legal aid, civil society organizations, etc.)...through trainings, workshops, roundtable discussion and technical support to effectively address the issue of domestic violence. Particular attention is addressed to domestic violence Coordination Mechanisms, to increase their performance through continuous capacity development;
Reintegration: Identifying the economic opportunities for the survivors of domestic violence. In cooperation with Women Shelters (who identify the survivors) and Regional Centers of Employment (who identify the enterprises) provide one year training and employment for 23 survivors of domestic violence;
Scaling up: Enhancing inter-municipal cooperation in the area of domestic violence and share the best practices through three inter-municipal conferences between all relevant actors who are engaged in the area of domestic violence.

Donors

Donors Amount
Government of Finland 800 000 Euro (€)
Government of Finland 300 000 Euro
Overview
Status
Active
Project Duration
January 2012 - March 2015
Geographic Coverage
Gjilan/Gnjilane
Gjakovë/Djakovica
Dragash/Dragaš
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Beneficiaries
Survivors of domestic violence
Municipalities
Relevant public service delivery institutions
Civil Society Organisations
Partners
Municipal institutions
Police
Courts
Legal Aid Offices
Women Shelters
Centers for social services and employment
other Civil Society Organisations
Contact
Abdullah Kryeziu
National Programme Coordinator
abdullah.kryeziu@undp.org
Phone +381 38 249 066 ext: 107
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