Country Serbia
Year 2017 - 2018
Type of Measure Health > Training, Justice > Training, Police > Training
Form of Violence Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Increasing access to justice for women and girls survivors of violence and human trafficking has improved through the implementation of a number of specialized trainings for police officers, public prosecutors, judges, health professionals and teachers in the area of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence against women. In 2017, 813 police officers completed a five-day training on combating violence against women, and 888 police officers completed short trainings. In the 2017/2018 school year, trainings were held for 1741 teachers, research associates, day-care teachers and leaders in education on gender equality, violence and discrimination. Programmes in the area of protection of survivors of trafficking for police officers were introduced. The module entitled “Providing support, protection and assistance to survivors” was included in the elementary police curric u lum, which aims at delivering knowledge and skills for monitoring the criminal offence of hu m an trafficking and working with survivors of violence. In 2014-2016, 1018 police officers a t tended this module, while 15 police officers attended the specialized training course on human trafficking. Public prosecutors are also undergoing gender-sensitive training in the area of human trafficking.

Source of Information

Serbia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.18