Remote E-learning on gender-based discrimination issues

21-09-2022 10:03

The National Institute of Justice organizes remote e-learning on the topic Discrimination based on gender - basic provisions, possibilities for protection. Developments in Practice, which will be held in the period 25 October - 25 November 2022.

The training course is focused on current issues in the field of gender equality, with an emphasis on the role of the courts in ensuring access to justice for women (including those from vulnerable groups and in vulnerable situations) and will be developed by a multi-professional team composed of experts from the judiciary and institutions with competence in this field at national and international level.

The training is aimed at deepening the trainees’ knowledge of the role, functions and importance of the practice of the UN treaty bodies on gender discrimination, as well as the main international instruments and mechanisms applicable in this area, in particular the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol. The course also provides an overview of various aspects of judicial and administrative practice on the application of the CEDAW Act on the grounds of discrimination, as well as relevant ECHR case law.

The target audience of the training are judges, court assistants, experts from the Ministry of Justice, the administration of the Ombudsman and the Commission for Protection against Discrimination, and lawyers.

In order to improve inter-institutional cooperation in the field and to unify law enforcement practice, the training course will be organized for a mixed group of trainees.

The maximum number of participants is 40.

Applications for participation must be submitted by 18.10.2022 through the Information system for managing the learning process (ISUPO):

Contact person: Lilia Ivanova, Programme Coordinator at the Directorate “E-learning and Information Resources”, tel. 02 9359 104, e-mail: 

The training is organized in the framework of Activity 1: “Increasing the capacity of magistrates and other justice sector professionals in the field of domestic and gender-based violence through training in complementary training formats” under the project “Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence”, with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.