UN Joint Programme on Domestic Violence in Kosovo
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.
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.
|Government of Finland||800 000 Euro (€)|
|Government of Finland||300 000 Euro|
- Project Duration
- January 2012 - March 2015
- Geographic Coverage
- Focus Area
- Democratic Governance
- Survivors of domestic violenceMunicipalitiesRelevant public service delivery institutionsCivil Society Organisations
- Municipal institutionsPoliceCourtsLegal Aid OfficesWomen SheltersCenters for social services and employmentother Civil Society Organisations
- Abdullah KryeziuNational Programme Coordinatorabdullah.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone +381 38 249 066 ext: 107