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Bridging the Gap: Gender-Based Violence and Access to Justice for Criminalized Women

October 6-9, 2014

Bodrum, Turkey


The overall objective of the meeting is to bring together women activists and advocates working in the field of harm reduction, sex workers rights, gender-based violence and women’s rights from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia and jointly develop advocacy strategies to address systemic barriers faced by criminalized women in accessing justice in cases of gendered violence. The convening will provide a platform to:
- Discuss gaps and barriers within current norms, laws and policies in addressing gender-based violence that affect criminalized women in participant’s countries;
- Identify concrete country-specific advocacy priorities to improve the response to gender-based violence against criminalized women;
- Develop concrete country-based advocacy plans.

Seminar Materials