Increasing capacities of the Persons of Trust in the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Serbia to prevent and respond to gender-related discrimination

Vrdnik, 10 – 11 December 2019 Twenty-two Persons of Trust that are providing primary peer support in cases of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse participated in the seminar ...

EU’s renewed commitment to support the authorities in South East and East Europe in combatting illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of firearms

The EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs adopted on 9 December 2019 the Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South East Europe, for the period ...

Better insights into gender and small arms in South East Europe

SEESAC launched the Gender and Small Arms: Fast Facts, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*

The Gender and Small Arms: Fast Fact series document the multiple linkages between gender and small arms in South East Europe (SEE), shed light on the highly gendered nature of small arms and outline ...

Understanding the Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe

SEESAC released the "Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts", documenting the disproportionate effects that women face in relation to firearms misuse in domestic violence, particularly in the context of intimate partner violence.

The Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts provides an overview of data on firearm-related homicide committed by family members and intimate partners, the ...

Increasing Gender Equality in MoDs and AFs through small-scale projects

At the request of Ministries of Defence (MoD) in the Western Balkans, SEESAC supported 4 small scale projects in 2019 within the second phase of the project Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on ...

Increasing capacities of the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro to prevent and respond to gender-based discrimination

Budva, 3-4 December 2019. Fifteen (15) members of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Armed Forces of Montenegro participated in the two-day seminar Gender Equality and Gender-based Violence, Sexual ...

Second SALW destruction event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2019

On 30 November, 1,379 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and components were destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), at the Jelšingrad smelter facility in Banja Luka. The action, in ...

Full Integration of Women in the Armed Forces requires Gender Responsive Human Resources Policies

Sarajevo, 27-28 November 2019. Nineteen (19) representatives of the Human Resources Departments in the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...

Second Meeting of the Firearms Focal Points in the EU and the Western Balkans

On 28 November 2019, representatives of 19 Firearms Focal Points (FFP) from the European Union (EU) and the Western Balkans, together with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and ...

12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network

The 12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN) took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 26-27 November 2019.  The meeting gathered investigators, prosecutors, ...