Imkaan is working with UN Women to support the establishment of a Regional Expert Working Group (REWG) on intersectional discrimination and violence against women. The REWG will offer a unique opportunity for women’s organisation to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including the UN and the Council of Europe (CoE) on issues of law reform and policy development.
As part of this process Imkaan would like to connect with organisations using an intersectional approach in their work to address violence against women (VAW). This is within a broader mandate of identifying organisations who would be interested in contributing to a wider process of research and advocacy into the opportunities and challenges in the area of VAW in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey. Over the next few months Imkaan would like to arrange visits to your organisations where we can discuss the nature of your work, the types of issues you deal with and the population groups being supported by you, as well as barriers that you face in your work.
At the end of this consultation Imkaan along with UN Women will identify potential participants for the REWG. The REWG will be responsible for:
It will also contribute towards regional research and recommendations on law reform, policy development, and provision of support services for women and girls from the most vulnerable and marginalised communities.
Please do get in touch with us
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com later than 30th October stating:
- the name of your organisation
- the country (and city/town/village) in which you work
- the population group (s) you work with
- your organisational aims and how you use an intersectional approach in your work on VAWG
We will then get in touch with you, arrange a Skype conversation followed by a potential visit to your organisation. We look forward to hearing from you!