This project is dedicated to enhancing the protection of female prisoners' human rights and bolstering awareness among decision-makers. It is a joint effort between civil sector organizations from Croatia and Norway, with the goal of fostering better advocacy practices and networks to understand the unique challenges faced by women entangled in the legal system.
Female inmates often endure discrimination based on gender, age, and ethnicity. Widespread stigmatization and negative public attitudes towards incarcerated women hinder reporting and addressing instances of violence. Consequently, civil society organizations struggle to provide adequate support to female inmates. To tackle this issue, this project aims to develop effective advocacy tools, improve legislative frameworks, and enhance the protection of human rights for female prisoners and juvenile offenders.
Project activities encompass conducting research, creating advocacy tools, launching awareness campaigns, working closely with incarcerated individuals and young offenders, organizing a series of workshops to enhance stakeholder capacity and competence, and ultimately producing a comprehensive thematic report.
Funding for this initiative is provided by the Active Citizens Fund, and it is a collaborative effort between Likestillingssenteret KUN, Parents in Action (RODA – Roditelji u akciji), the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Zagreb, and the Faculty of Law's Study Center for Social Work at the University of Zagreb.
Project manager: Kirill Gurvich, project team member: Ingjerd Hansen
2022-2023, EEA Grants, Civil Society programme
In cooperation with Association for Human Rights and Civic Participation PaRiter, Croatia
Project “Healthy Relationships" focuses on the problem of lacking content in the field of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in school curricula and insufficient recognition of its importance.
The main goal of the project is to contribute to the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in primary and secondary schools in the Republic of Croatia. The project activities will also be aimed at establishment of a dialogue with local and regional self-government units, as well as at raising public awareness on importance and value of sexuality education in schools.
Project coordinator at KUN Center for Equality and Diversity is Tanya Skjønhaug
Meeting project in Croatia, Rijeka
15. -16. January 2023
2-day workshop on the topic “Sexual health education on the example of Norway”
17.-18. January 2021
Over 20 educators, teachers, psychologists, and people from the civil sector attended the workshop. Participants of the workshop had fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing on how one can cover CSE topics on all levels of education from kindergarten to high school. Some of the themes that we elaborated one included relationships and feelings, digital sexuality, laws and sexual rights, gender and sexuality, boundarysetting and consent, and others.