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Bulgaria: Launch event for the Domestic and gender‐based violence programme

On the list of participants, we find representatives from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sofia, the Financial Mechanism Office, the National Focal Point, the Office of the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombudsman, the Council of Europe (Donor Programme Partner), Programme Operators, Ministry of Justice (Project Promoter), Ministry of Labour and Social policy (Project Partner), NGOs and media.

AGENDA:

Opening Session

09:30 – 10:00   Registration

10:00 - 10:40   Opening speeches

  - Speech of H.E. Guro Katharina Vikør – Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sofia

  - Head of Programme Operator Speech - Mr Vasil Marinov, Deputy Minister of Interior

- „Confronting Domestic Violence in Norway“ - Presentation of Ms. Rachel Paul - representative of the Office of the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombudsman

10:40 - 11:30    Thematic Discussion on Programme Implementation

 - Presentation by the Programme Operator – Ms Stoika Dimitrova, Acting Director of International Projects Directorate of the Ministry of Interior: Objectives and expected results of Programme BG12

- Presentation by the Project Partner on the problems of gender equality and non-discrimination on gender violence - Ministry of Labour and social policy (TBC)

- "The angry man" - film screening

11:30 – 12:00      Press conference with media representatives

                           - Thematic Media questions with moderator

12:00 - 13:00      Cocktail

13:00 – 15:30   Thematic Conference Session „Best practices and alternatives for dealing with Domestic Violence and Gender Based Violence“

- "Behind the locked door - patterns of Domestic Violence in the partner pair" – A research of present interest in Bulgaria for patterns of influence in partner relationships lecturer – Ms Marinela Petkova, PhD

- "Coordination mechanism for assistance and support to victims of Domestic Violence - an opportunity to improve the interaction between institutions in cases of Domestic Violence" – lecturer – Ms Katja Krastanova – Foundation “Animus association”

- "Tendencies in the Court of Human Rights practices in Strasbourg and the CEDAW Committee in cases of Gender Based Violence" – lecturer –Ms Albena Koicheva – A lawyer at Alliance for protection against Domestic Violence

- "Program of the Alliance for protection against Domestic Violence for trainings of police officials on issues of Domestic Violence and other forms of Gender Based Violence" – lecturers – Ms Genoveva Tisheva and Ms Diana Videva - Alliance for protection against Domestic Violence

- "The partnership between institutions in Razgrad region - Local mechanism for the implementation of the Law on Protection against Domestic Violence." - lecturer – Mr George Milkov - Head of the Advisory Centre for Domestic Violence in Razgrad

Read more about the Domestic and gender‐based violence programme here.