Imkaan Representatives Visiting … Iz Kruga — Vojvodina


Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Imkaan British orga­ni­za­tion Neha Kagal and Leah Cow­an talked to the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of …IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA orga­ni­za­tion yes­ter­day.

Imkaan is a British umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion with mem­ber­ship all over UK deal­ing in issues of black and minor­i­ty women, as well as com­bat­ing vio­lence against women and girls in its var­i­ous aspects (at home and in the fam­i­ly, forced mar­riages, sex­u­al vio­lence, crime of hon­or, etc.). Imkaan is a team work­ing at inter­na­tion­al, nation­al and local lev­el, doing action and research stud­ies, strate­gic advo­ca­cy and train­ings.

The Imkaan rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ vis­it is one of the activ­i­ties of the three-years’ Imple­ment­ing Norms, Chang­ing Minds pro­gram fund­ed by the Euro­pean Union and imple­ment­ed by UN WOMEN. The pro­gram aims at com­bat­ing gen­der-based dis­crim­i­na­tion and vio­lence against women in West­ern Balka­ns and Turkey, with a spe­cial focus on the most vul­ner­a­ble groups of women.

With­in this pro­gram Imkaan works with UN WOMEN on pro­vid­ing sup­port for estab­lish­ment of a Region­al Expert Group for Inter­sec­tion­al Dis­crim­i­na­tion and Vio­lence against Women. The Region­al Expert Group will offer women’s orga­ni­za­tions from the West­ern Balka­ns region and Turkey a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to nego­ti­ate with a wide spec­trum of key actors, includ­ing the UN and Coun­cil of Europe, on issues of leg­isla­tive reforms and pol­i­cy devel­op­ment.

Imkaan orga­ni­za­tion is cur­rent­ly vis­it­ing orga­ni­za­tions tar­get­ing mul­ti­ply dis­crim­i­nat­ed groups of women active in the West­ern Balka­ns and Turkey. The pur­pose of these vis­its is to bet­ter under­stand the exist­ing approach­es, needs and expe­ri­ence of var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties sub­ject to mul­ti­ple, inter­sec­tion­al forms of vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and mar­gin­al­iza­tion, gaps and obsta­cles in sup­port pro­vi­sion, as well as types of prob­lems and groups of pop­u­la­tion these women’s orga­ni­za­tions are sup­port­ing.