Workshop on “Family Law- Early Marriages” for women from RAE communities
In the frame of its continuous efforts to provide contribution towards making the justice system more accessible for women and ensuring protection of their rights, the UNDP’s Advancing Gender Justice Project is implementing the second round of micro-grant projects provided to NGOs on advancing gender justice to marginalized women communities.
NGO NORMA is implementing a series of workshops with women from RAE communities in Fushë Kosovë/ Kosovo Polje, Obiliq/ć and Podujevë/o with a special focus on women awareness on existing legal frameworks and mechanisms in accessing legal aid and human rights justice in Kosovo.
Activities will focus on community-empowering aspects of the project and will constitute concrete forms of community-driven development through workshops with the targeted women leader community. As a result, this women leader community will be equipped with the essential knowledge to act as paralegals in identifying cases in need of legal services and subsequently refer cases for legal aid.
The NGO’s systemic advocacy for legal education, legal empowerment and representation of disadvantaged groups will trigger community development.
The first Workshop on “Family Law - Early Marriages” was held on 24 February 2014 in the Municipality of FusheKosove/ Kosovo Polje with women from RAE communities. There were more than 20 women from RAE communities participating.
A very fruitful interaction and discussion between all participants took place, focusing on the main difficulties and issues that concern this community, in regard to early marriages and the existing free legal mechanisms available to address the issues that reveal from the same.