The Coordination Body for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Serbia was established on Oct 30, 2014 with the task to coordinate the work of government bodiesand to consider all issues related to Gender Equality. The Chairperson of this body is The Vice PM and the Minister for Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure, and its members are the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, advisor to the Minister of Interior, Secretary General of the Government, and the President of Chamber of Commerce of the Republic Of Serbia. The expert group consists of higher representatives of the bodies and institutions represented in the Coordination Body and it has monthly meetings with administrative technical support of the office of the Vice PM and of the Minister of European Integrations. The Coordination Body for gender equality acts compliant to Article 10 of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (The Istanbul Convention).
The Coordination Body for Gender Equality has developed a database on the activities of local authorities in reference to the implementation of the Gender Protocol for Action and Cooperation of institutions, Bodies and Organisations in the Situations of Violence against Women within the family and in Intimate Partner Relationship and of special protocols for action of competent bodies in case of violence against women within the family and in intimate partner relationship. Compliant to the Protocol and the law on Social Protection (Article 58), the competent authorities in local governments are obliged to establish cooperation, sign agreements-protocols and establish teams for joint monitoring and action in situations of violence against women and domestic violence and thus provide an efficient protection to the victims of violence.
Source of Information
The Government of Serbia’s submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls, and on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations, P.2
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