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Training on gender equality and gender-based violence

Sokobanja, Vrnjačka Banja
Judicial Academy

The United Nations Agency for Gender Equality (UN Women), the office in Serbia and the Judicial Academy organized two two-day trainings "Gender equality and gender-based violence". The trainings were organized within the project "Suppression of violence against women and girls in Serbia" implemented by UN Women.

The first was held on May 30 and 31, 2024, at the Sunce Hotel in Sokobanja, for judges and prosecutors of the Niš appeal, and the second on June 6 and 7, 2024, at the Tonanti Hotel in Vrnjačka Banja, for judges and prosecutors of the Kragujevac appeal.

The aim of the training was to raise the capacities of prosecutors and judges when it comes to gender equality and gender-based violence in civil and criminal proceedings. The basic concepts of gender equality were discussed, including gender stereotypes and prejudices, which lead to discrimination and violence. In the following, the position of women and men in court disputes in civil matters was discussed, both in general civil proceedings and in special proceedings for the protection of discrimination in accordance with the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination. In addition to crimes of gender-based violence, including predicate crimes, femicide was also discussed, as the most extreme form of violence against women, with an emphasis on the gender determination of this form of crime, which represents the last act of violence against the victim, because femicide is almost always preceded by violence.

The topics covered in the trainings are:
-    Gender equality and gender-based violence in the practice of the Supreme Court 
-    Basic concepts of gender equality
-    Gender equality in civil proceedings
-    Are we equal - obstacles and challenges
-    Gender-based violence - predicate crimes - workshop 
-    Femicide

The lecturers at the trainings were:
-    Biljana Sinanović
-    Dr. Kosana Becker
-    Nebojsa Đuričić
-    Gorjana Mirčić Čaluković
-    Ivana Milovanović

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