PROJECT

Strengthening the capacity of State bodies and local level referral mechanisms to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence in Azerbaijan

Project Description

The overall objective of the project is to enhance legal protection and support for victims of domestic violence in approximation with the EU standards. The project aims to develop efficient legal policy for the full implementation of the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence and to strengthen institutional capacities of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs (SCFWCA) and Monitoring Groups on Gender Violence and Vilolence against Children (MGs) at the local executive authorities. The project also aims to enhance legal basis of Family and Children Support Centers (FCSCs) under the SCFWCA.

Specific Objective

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of State bodies and local level referral mechanisms to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence in Azerbaijan.

Expected Results

-Develop specific legal and policy amendments package supporting activities of MGs and FCSCs;
– Conduct an impact assessment of criminalization of domestic violence;
– Establish National Referral Mechanism;
– Develop risk assessment criteria for repeated domestic violence;
– Develop a training plan for MGs, SCFWCA, local police officers;
– Develop rehabilitation program for perpetrators;
– Develop program on conducting nation-wide public awareness-raising campaigns;
– Develop specific training manuals for journalists, as well as PR staff of SCFWCA and CSOs.

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Vilnius University (Lithuania); Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania; European Social Fund Agency (Lithuania); Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (Austria); Law Institute of Lithuania under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Priority Area:
    Strengthening of institutions, good governance and security

  • Region: Absheron

  • Project Type: Local

  • Start Date: 2020-09-01

  • End Date: 2021-10-31
  • Implementing Organisation:
    Vilnius University (Lithuania); Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania; European Social Fund Agency (Lithuania); Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (Austria); Law Institute of Lithuania under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)

  • EU Contribution:
    €1 000 000

  • EU Project Number:
    416-910
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