On February 6th, 2020 Association of Women „Derventa“ held the conference „Dissemination of good practices in institutional respond on gender based violence“ within the project „Women’s activism in fight against violence“, which is supported by the Canadian Embassy. Participants at the conference were representatives of the taget group in the project, representatives of the Center for social care from Derventa and Brod, representatives of primary and high schools, Committee for gender equality from Municipality Derventa, Center for menthal health Derventa, Health center Derventa, women organizations from region and section of Association of Women „Derventa“ from rural communities.
After the introductory remarks of the moderator, president of the Association has informed participants about activities of fifteen-year-old work of the Association, and the project coordinator informed about implementation of project activities. Special accent was on the three-year-old work of the multisectoral team for prevention and suppression of domestic violence in Derventa and Brod and elaboration of the Local action plan for prevention and suppression of domestic violence for 2020, and the action promoters are Association of Women „Derventa“ and institutions which deal with the problem of domestic violence.
Subjects at the conference were:
„Domestic violenceon children with typical development and children with special educational needs“; lecturer Nataša Tintor, prof. Of special education and rehabilitation.
„Directions for evaluation and risk management in situations of domestic violence“ – lecturer president of the Network of women in police MUP RS, Željka Mileusnić.
„Implementation of gender equality through the mechanisms of the UN Resolution 1325“ – lecturer prof.dr. Muhamed Smajić, representative of the Ministry of defence BiH.
Conclusions are that the prevention of violence is very important, that the information of victims about their rights is also very important, because they don’t know them most of the time, so they don’t use them.
Children are very often victims of domestic violence, and they suffer violence from both parents. It is even more tragic when it is about children with special needs who don’t know how to report violence or to defend from it, and most of the time people don’t believe them. That’s why it is important to include institutions which can provide adequate help and protection.
Special attention was on the violence at social networks to which are exposed children and adult, who are not aware, mostly, that they have become victims of violence. Internet is a public place, so the law treats the violence at the Internet as the violence at any other public place.
Conclusion was that only with mutual work of govrnment and non-government sector we can successfully preventively work on suppression of gender based violence.