The advocacy tools developed during Activity 2, namely the preliminary two Recommendations for Political and Legislative Change, will be discussed with a wide range of community groups before being sent to national and local public authorities in Bulgaria.
This activity aims to regularly inform stakeholders in Bulgaria and Norway about the activities and results of the project, which will also support advocacy activities for the adoption by the national and local institutions of proposed changes to policies and laws.
Diana Radoslavova - Co - founder, Manager, and chief lawyer of Center for Legal Aid “Voice in Bulgaria”. (CLA)
Since 2009 CLA works on protection of the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Bulgaria by providing legal assistance and advocacy. They have years of experience working in closed immigration centers and advocacy of alternatives to detention. They are also working on a project on very vulnerable migrant women over the past 2 years.
Last year, the World Health Organization and the UN condemned virginity tests and called for their ban worldwide because they are painful, humiliating and mentally traumatic and exacerbate gender inequality.
These types of tests very often foreshadow crimes in the name of honor and can be considered as violence themselves.
The legislation lacks a definition of abuse or violence in the name of honor and a data collection system. This is to review the project in the next two years. Leading partner in the project is Center for Sustainable Communities Development. The other two partners are KUN Center for Equality and Diversity, Norway and Women Lawyers Association, Bulgaria.
Honor-related crimes are almost unknown in our country. However, it turns out that for some citizens of Bulgaria this is part of their everyday life. This was made clear at a press conference on "Social and legal action to combat honor related abuse" project on February 4.
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Престъпленията в името на честта са почти непознати у нас. Оказва се обаче, че за някои граждани на страната ни те са ежедневие. Това стана ясно на пресконференцията по проект „Противодействие на злоупотребите в името на честта в социален и правен аспект“ на 4 февруари в пресклуба на БТА.