Implementation period: 1.7. 2018‒30.6.2021.
The project is designed to provide and improve access to justice and the judiciary system for victims of domestic violence across Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as for other vulnerable categories of women, providing them with effective legal aid services (counselling, filing, court representation) based on which they could protect their interests and exercise their rights. It is being implemented by continuing the work of the Centre for Free Legal Aid in Sarajevo and the Mobile Team operating in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, thanks to the support of the OAK Foundation for the last 6 years.
The work of the Mobile Team is based on continuous cooperation with affiliated members of the Safe Network and has produced remarkable results in solving the most serious legal problems of beneficiaries - victims of domestic violence throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As part of this three-year project, another women support service was introduced - a day care centre for women victims of domestic violence. This support service stemmed from the identified need to provide complex and long-term support to the large number of women victims of domestic violence who are unable to maintain the proper psychosocial balance and cope with the most difficult life circumstances, especially when leaving the Safe House. The work with the beneficiaries includes treatment of psycho-emotional, psychophysical and psychosomatic disorders through individual and group psychotherapy.