Expanding Access to Justice Through Women’s Rights/Community Paralegals

The Center of Women’s Rights from Zenica in partnership with the Women’s Association Romkinja from Bijeljina has started the implementation of a 24-month project “Expanding Access to Justice Through Women’s Rights/Community Paralegals”, financed by the European Union in the amount of over 150,000 EUR.  The goal of the project is to develop CSO paralegal capacities to provide integrated services for the protection of human rights of marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Through an intensive multi-month training program, we want to support women’s human rights defenders in combating systemic human rights violations, including marginalized and socially excluded Roma human rights defenders, LGBTIQ activists and activists against gender-based violence. Empowered women human rights defenders present in the communities where vulnerable people live or may easily get in touch with them, represent a substantial step forward in facilitating the access of the vulnerable population to their rights and justice.

At the same time, at the local level, we will advocate and promote the concept of paralegal support in vulnerable communities and encourage institutional networking with authorized institutions, local communities and decision makers in the chain of protection system.

 

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