Since 2017, the Gender Equality Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina (GEA BiH MoHRR BiH) are implementing the project “Institutional Capacity Building for Addressing Gender-based Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)”, which contributes to the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, with the aim of improving services and equal access to prevention and protection from gender-based violence in BiH. The project has produced five sectoral analyses (legal framework, health care, social protection, specialised victim support services, data collection) based on stocktaking of the current status and capacity of victims in the protection, prevention and assistance to victims of violence against women and domestic violence in BiH. Based on the prepared analyses, the plan is to draw up a proposal for measures to adequately respond to all protection and assistance providers to victims of violence against women and domestic violence. The analysis of the capacity of the justice sector for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention has been initiated.
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