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Ministry of Defence of Serbia Completes First Gender Coach Programme
A high-level military official of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Republic of Serbia successfully completed UNDP SEESAC’s the first Gender Coach Programme (GCP) launched in December 2022 to support senior leaders in strengthening their capacities for integrating the gender perspective into the defence sector. By completing the programme, the MoD of Serbia demonstrates its firm commitment to ...Read more
Republic of Moldova Destroys Small Arms and Light Weapons with Support of EU and UNDP
Over 1,300 small arms and light weapons were destroyed by melting on 24 May 2023 in Bulboaca. This was possible thanks to the support of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the regional project SEESAC, which contributes to enhancing security and minimizing the risk of arms proliferation. "Today, by combining efforts and with the support of our ...Read more
Western Balkan Gender Military Trainers Develop New Online Gender Awareness Tool
Twenty-two members of the Regional Network of Gender Military Trainers from the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from the Western Balkans met in Vršac, Serbia, on 18 May 2023 at their seventh regional meeting where they finalized an online gender-awareness course and exchanged information, shared knowledge and planned further activities. Based on the conclusions from the ...Read more
Armed Violence Monitor: Number of Victims of Firearm Incidents on Rise in First Quarter of 2023
SEESAC’s most recent Quarterly Armed Violence Regional Monitor, covering January-March 2023, reveals a rise in firearm-related deaths and injuries. This quarter witnessed a 75% increase in the number of deaths, with 28 fatalities compared to the previous quarter's 16. Additionally, the number of individuals injured by firearms rose from 80 to 93. Unfortunately, there were also 24 suicides ...Read more