gender-based violence

What are abuse, violence and crimes in the name of honour and why they are a problem not just for individual communities, but for the society as a whole?  

What are abuse, violence and crimes in the name of honour and why they are a problem not just for individual communities, but for the whole of society? This continues to be an open question and task before the Bulgarian legislation and the responsible institutions.

Project “Social and legal action to combat honor related abuse”

The Bulgarian legislation does not have a definition of honour abuse or violence and a data collection system which leads to impunity for offenders and inadequate protection for victims. The project sets out to carry out a national representative study of the issue among the various ethnic groups of Roma, Jews, Turks and Bulgarian as well as among asylum seekers who have been granted international protection, drawing comparison with the situation and good practices from Norway, analyse Bulgarians’ awareness and attitude to the issue, develop and submit to the public institutions recommendations for changes to the policies and legislation to prevent and solve such cases effectively.

Project: “Improving the access to justice for people living under the poverty line with a special emphasis on women, children and Roma”

The main aim of the project is to further expand the system for legal aid provision to encompass more citizens with vulnerable background as well as to strengthen the state’s role in reaction to domestic and gender-based violence while exercising its duties to ensure equal and fair access to justice and legal aid to people whose fundamental human rights have been violated.