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Advocating for systemic changes towards protection of human rights of women with the emphasis on reproductive rights

From January 2016 till June 2017, we have been implementing the project Advocating for systemic changes towards protection of human rights of women with the emphasis on reproductive rights. The project is supported by Open Society Foundation (New York), within its program Human Rights Initiative 2014. The project comprises advocacy activities aimed at systemic changes towards protection of human rights of women mainly in the field of reproductive rights and the human rights of women in general. All of the activities present a continuation of CDA´s long-lasting efforts and achievements in this field. The issues dealt with include access to contraceptives, access to abortion services, and violations of women´s human rights in childbirth.  Continue reading

Advocating for systemic changes towards non-discrimination and protection of human rights of women with the emphasis on reproductive rights and employment discrimination of women

From November 2014 till December 2015, we were implementing the project Advocating for Systemic Changes towards Non-discrimination and Protection of Human Rights of Women with the Emphasis on Reproductive Rights and Employment Discrimination of Women. The project was supported by Open Society Foundation (New York), within its program Human Rights Initiative 2014. The project comprised advocacy activities aiming to systemic changes towards non-discrimination and protection of human rights of women mainly in the field of reproductive rights of women and partly also in the field of employment discrimination. All of the activities were a continuation of CDA´s long-lasting efforts in the field. The project was a direct continuation of an OSI-funded project in 2013-2014 on the same issues, with additions and modifications necessitated by the findings and outcomes of that previous project. Continue reading

Advocacy activities – institutional protection and support of human rights in Slovakia, prevention of violations of the women human rights, implementation of the gender equality principle

Beginning in October 2014 and continuing through January 2016, we had been in the process of realizing the project Advocacy activities focused on the improvement of institutional protection and support of human rights in the Slovak Republic with the emphasis on the prevention of violations of the human rights of women and on consistent implementation of the principle of gender equality in public policies. We were working in cooperation with other women’s NGOs, and the project was supported by the NGO Fund of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 within the area of Gender Equality and the Combating of Gender-based Violence of the programme Democracy and Human Rights. Continue reading

Establishing cooperation with business stakeholders on promoting gender equality by improving the implementation of the principle non-discrimination

From October 2013 till December 2014, we implemented the project Establishing cooperation with business stakeholders on promoting gender equality by improving the implementation of the principle non-discrimination. The project responds to the need to make employers understand the assets of promoting non-discrimination and gender equality. This happened through two workshops for people from business sector focused on introducing the benefits of anti-discrimination policies and their implementation into practice.

The participants also gained knowledge on legal aspects of the right to equality, as well as on some interdisciplinary and structural aspects of discrimination. As a complementary activity, facilitated discussion with different stakeholders including decision-makers from the public sector also took place, with the aim to reveal the systemic barriers for implementing anti-discrimination policies into practice. Networking among employers – both companies and public institutions – who are open to promote non-discrimination of women continued throughout the whole project. Continue reading

Supporting implementation of Slovakia’s obligations in the area of women’s human rights to promote system changes

Between October 2013 – April 2015, we implemented the project Supporting implementation of Slovakia’s obligations in the area of women’s human rights to promote system changes in the elimination and prevention of discrimination against women, including gender based violence, by public institutions. The project was supported by the NGO Fund within the programme Democracy and Human Rights of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. Continue reading

Advocating for elimination of serious violations of women´s human rights and discrimination of women (employment and reproductive rights)

From July 2013 till November 2014, we implemented the project Advocating for elimination of serious violations of women´s human rights and discrimination of women in the fields of employment and reproductive rights in Slovakia. The project was supported by Open Society Foundation (New York), within its program Human Rights Initiative 2013.

The project sought to contribute to eliminating serious violations of women´s human rights in two fields – employment and reproductive rights. In the field of employment, the project focused on discrimination of women, such as discriminatory dismissals and discrimination of pregnant women. Special attention was paid to discrimination carried out by public bodies as employers and to systemic and procedural problems with implementation of the principle of equality. In the field of reproductive rights, the main focus concentrated on the lack of access of women to high quality contraceptives that are acceptable to them, and disrespectful, non-dignified and abusive treatment of women while they are giving birth. Continue reading