NIJ conducts training on gender discrimination issues

26-10-2022 11:10

35 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other representatives of the professional community, experts from the Ministry of Interior and the Commission for Protection against Discrimination took part in the e-learning organized by the National Institute of Justice on the topic “Gender-based discrimination - basic provisions, possibilities for protection. Developments in practice”. It is implemented under the project “Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” with the support of the Justice Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.

The one-month course started on 25 October 2022 and has been developed by experts at national and international level. Current issues in the area of gender equality are addressed and the role of the courts in ensuring women's access to justice is emphasized.

Participants will deepen their knowledge of the practice of the UN treaty bodies on gender discrimination, as well as the main international instruments and mechanisms, in particular the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The course provides an overview of the judicial and administrative practice on the implementation of the CEDAW as well as the relevant ECHR case law.

There will be independent work with learning materials, group activities for exchange of practice and experience (case studies, forum discussions and virtual classroom), and a final test.