Overall objective of the action is to contribute to the eradication of torture and impunity in Serbian society and healing from consequences of torture. Torture represents one of the most serious crimes against humanity and dignity of a person. Person who is tortured is being dehumanised and treated like an object or an animal. Torture is an extreme, interpersonal trauma, which leaves scars on victim’s psychological and physical health, on his family and friends and on the society in general.
The overall objective of this project is to create several guides and competent analysis targeting specific problems, where the citizens can get much easier approach to justice, without external costs. With this group of useful information and professional advices how to use presented knowledge, all citizens could much easier realize their own rights.
Citizens are usually unaware of their rights and obligations and therefore have a justified fear in meeting with unknown judicial procedures to them, since the outcome can sometimes have a crucial impact on their lives. The unenviable economic situation and money insufficiency is an additional problem that arises. In order to facilitate them in such situations, the MDTF JSS has developed two guides in cooperation with the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM: „Self-Representation Guide“ and „A Guide – First Time in Court or at a Courthouse“, which teaches of the relevant problems related to the judicial procedures and the procedures before independent institutions in a simple and illustrative manner.
Evaluation of the integration of youth policies and involvement of youth in the work of National Councils of National Minorities
The main objective of this project is to increase the participation of young people in the decision – making process and the work of National Councils of National Minorities in order to ensure a great degree of realization of their rights. All activities are aimed at increasing the capacity of National Councils of National Minorities to design future projects and activities in a way that is tailored to the needs of young people. For this reason, youth work will be evaluated in at least 15 National Councils of National Minorities and recommendations will be made for their future activities, which will be enable the drafting of guidelines for further development of youth policies regulating the work of National Councils of National Minorities.
Monitoring of the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – protecting women and children from discrimination
Close attention in its work YUCOM has dedicated to monitoring and improving the status of vulnerable groups in the Republic of Serbia, principally the status of children and young people, as well as the position of women regarding gender-based violence and discrimination. Therefore, the general objective of the project is to monitor implementation of the recommendations of the UPR, particularly those in regard to protecting women and children from discrimination.
The main goal of this project is to educate key beneficiaries on issues and challenges surrounding freedom of expression and privacy protection on the internet in Serbia and to empower them by building their capacities for advocating and achieving the aforementioned rights
DRIM’s objective is to enhance the capacity of public institutions for promoting migrants’ economic integration, understood as fair access to employment, work and skills enhancement. The improved capacity of public institutions to respond to the needs of newly arrived as well as resident migrants through effective information sharing.
Addressing hate speech and hate crime of vulnerable groups in border areas – Towards Serbian response in accordance with EU policy
The proposed project will complement national policy process, a clearly outlined set of recommendations accompanied by the in depth analysis of implementation gaps will give the necessary impetus for relevant authorities to act and to provide the human rights groups with and adequate advocacy platform.
The overall object of the Action: the project’s overall objective is to reduce the level of homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes and behavior, through the sterile juxtapositions stereotypes and prejudices against LGBT population in Serbia.