The CESI representative Nataša Bijelić participated on 18. September 2012 in a round table debate Prevention of violence in youth relationships which was organised by Zora Association as part of the Youth initiative "Violent relationships" and project "Connected for relationships without violence". The response of experts from schools and other institutions as well as high school students (m/f) was really big; more than 100 participants visited the round table, which indicates a high interest and importance of this subject.
Together with the CURE Foundation an educational material developed within CESI has been adjusted. The material that served as a base for the development of BiH educational package has been designed within DAPHNE project "Raising awareness of gender equality against violence in intimate relationships" where, besides CESI, in the past two years organisations from Greece, Germany and Austria participated.
CESI and Krapinsko-zagorska county - Commission for Gender Equality, Network of organizations Zagor, Society "Naša djeca" Tuhelj and Women`s group Humsko srce, supported by Office for Gender Equality and Care International are launching the project "Equality for all in Krapinsko-zagorska county". Several exhibitions under the title "Let`s zoom the equality" have been organized in Krapinsko-zagorska county. The first exhibition was held on 10th November in Hum na Sutli.
On Tuesday, October 9th, starts SOS telephone for women victims of violence in Krapina-Zagorje County. Line 049 639 281 is open on Tuesdayes and Thursdayes from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Online counseling will be available daily via e-mail email@example.com. Twelve women volunteers who attended education for SOS telephone counseling this summer will be available on telephone and e-mail.
Special opening ceremony of "Let`s Zoom Gender Equality" exhibition was held on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 5 p.m. in Showroom, Galerija Nova, Teslina 7 in Zagreb. Welcome speeches were delivered by Helena Štimac Radin, Head of the Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia; Višnja Ljubičić, Ombudswoman for Gender Equality of the Republic of Croatia; Nataša Bijelić from CESI and Ana Opalić, a jury member.
CESI held workshop on women human rights and women's empowerment for group of blind women in Educational-rehabilitative holiday camp for the blind in Premantura on July 09 and 10, 2012. This activity is continuation of a previous project "Visually Impaired Women Show Others the Way – Equal Opportunities for Visually Impaired Women and Girls", implemented in 2011.
At the Croatian Parliament´s round table held on April 20, civil society organizations-members of the Platform 112 (For Rule of Law in Croatia) association presented their evaluation of the new Government and its response to demands made by Platform 112.
Preventing Violence in Youth Relationships as Top Priority of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County Youth Council
In response to an invitation extended by the Primorje-Gorski kotar County Youth Council and NGO Potencijal from Rijeka, Sanja Cesar (CESI) organized a workshop on preventing violence in youth relationships for representatives of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County Youth Council. The workshop, held at Crikvenica city hall, brought together young people from nine cities and municipalities.
In response to an invitation extended by the Women´s Initiative of the Velika Gorica branch of the Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS) and the Councilpersons´ Club, CESI presented the project "Women Choose a Second Chance"in Velika Gorica. The presentation was complemented by a workshop.
At the end of March, CESI and Girl Geek Dinners Croatia organized a workshop entitled "Women and ICT – Why Choose a Career in the ICT Sector?" The workshop was a result of the international eSkills initiative aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of developing computer skills and digital literacy, as well as to promote jobs and careers in the ICT sector.
On March 9, CESI celebrated it´s 15th birthday. We would like to thank numerous friends, colleagues, and supporters who joined our celebration, and a big thank you for all the congratulations and good wishes that kept pouring into our inbox all week long. Here are our greatest achievements in the last 15 years.
In the end of February, CESI representatives Anamarija Gospočić and Tajana Broz visited the Belgian organization RoSa, a documentation center, library and women´s / feminist archive founded in Bruxelles in 1978. The visit was organized as part of "Gender Issues in Europe Today", a project realized through cooperation of ten European organizations and universities.
On February 13, CESI representatives Gordana Obradović Dragišić, Sanja Cesar and Anamarija Gospočić met with Gender Equality Ombudsperson Višnja Ljubičić. CESI representatives presented the Center´s projects and activities aimed at empowering unemployed women, and encouraging their active participation in the labor market ("Women Choose a Second Chance!").
CESI was invited by the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Croatia to give a presentation about the "Men and Gender Equality in Croatia" research to UNDP´s thirty employees. The presentation, held in Zagreb on March 9, was given by CESI´s Nataša Bijelić, who is also head of research for Croatia.
TOGETHER is a CESI project aimed at transmitting knowledge and effective practices in preventing gender-based violence to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project is conducted in cooperation with the CURE Foundation from Sarajevo. CESI and CURE will work together on adjusting educational materials developed by CESI, and preparing educational programs for high-school students and educators.
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