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  • Threats to gender quotas in electoral legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Threats to gender quotas in electoral legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    [News from our members in the Balkans] In the Balkans, with the support of democratic oriented men and international actors it took progressive, active women twenty years of hard work to enact quota regulations for women in the legislative branch of power.
    Now, new proposals of amendments to the electoral law, which will be accepted by an emergency procedure, without any public discussion, are threatening crucial achievements of the post war women’s movement in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
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  • 26 Member States have signed the Istanbul Convention! Will Latvia and Czech Republic be next soon?

    26 Member States have signed the Istanbul Convention! Will Latvia and Czech Republic be next soon?

    [Brussels, 21 April 2016] Bulgaria became the 26th EU Member State that have signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention. We congratulate our members, the Bulgarian Coordination to the EWL, and the women’s rights movement for this efforts towards this achievement and we wish that the ratification process goes timely to ensure a good implementation of the convention and adequate protection of women (...) Read more

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