The “16 Days of activism against gender-based violence” is an annual, international campaign that raises awareness and fosters actions directed at the prevention of violence against women and girls. The campaign runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).
The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence - the “Istanbul Convention” - is the most advanced international treaty on the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence, as well as on the protection of victims.
In September 2020, the Istanbul Convention was included in the Constitution of Kosovo obliging it to fully address violence in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, to protect victims, and to prosecute perpetrators.
UNDP, in collaboration with the UBT College, invites you to participate in the Research Project:
“Gender-Based Violence in Kosovo - The need to improve services for domestic violence victims and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Criteria: The Research Paper must be no longer than 2,000 (two thousand) words. Only papers submitted with a valid Kosovo law student index number will be accepted. Students of BA and Master level can participate in this competition. In case the evaluation panel determines that there has been plagiarism, the applicant will be disqualified without the right to appeal.
Innovative ideas will be awarded 10 extra points.
The three best papers will be awarded with three prizes:
· First Place: 400 Euros, and a place at the “UBT - International Summer Academy”, 4-31 July, 2021 (worth 4 ECTS)
· Second Place: 300 Euros, and a place at the “UBT - International Summer Academy”, 4-31 July, 2021 (worth 4 ECTS)
· Third Place: a place at the “UBT - International Summer Academy”, 4-31 July, 2021 (worth 4 ECTS)
Research papers must be submitted by 6th of December, via email to: email@example.com, with the subject line: Research Paper on domestic violence.
Shortlisted research papers will be evaluated by an independent committee composed of three subject-matter professionals, under the supervision of UNDP.
Apply and contribute!