Official title of the project

Women of Sandzak: Applying the Existing Gender Equality Mechanism in Practice

Project information

Region / City
Novi Pazar
Total budget of programme / project

47.000 Euro

Implementation period
2013. May - 2014. May
Expected results
  1. Public institutions integrate gender sensitive approach and perspective in decision-making, and gender sensitive policies and practices become an integral part of local public institutions’ and media’s work (SO 1)
  2. Budget lines assigned for implementation of European Charter on Gender Equality and/or Local Actions Plans for women in Novi Pazar, Sjenica and Tutin (SO 2)
  3. Novi Pazar, Sjenica and Tutin sign a joint Declaration of Support to Gender Equality and participation of women in public sphere (SO 2)
  4. Issue of and information about gender equality and participation of women are publicly discussed, widely disseminated and accessible to the general public (SO 3)

Local government municipalities of Novi Pazar, Tutin and Sjenica

Local parliaments municipality of Novi Pazar, Tutin and Sjenica

Council for Gender Equality municipality of Novi Pazar, Tutin and Sjenica

Local public institutions, media and civil society

Local communities in 3 towns in the Sandzak Region.

The action will involve estimated  225 direct beneficiaries: est. 30 local stakeholders and decision makers taking part in the consultative process –

Regional Forum (mayors, local parliaments’ chairpersons, represe

Target Groups

Representatives of local governments, public  institutions and the media (women and men);

Members of the local mechanisms for the gender equality;

Women from political parties active in the region (Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Tut

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the action is to advance the role of women in political processes on local level in Serbian region of Sandzak.

Specific objectives

  1. Advance implementation of existing gender equality mechanisms in local governments, public institutions, and media,
  2. Raise participation of women in the public and political life in 3 local communities
  3. Increase public awareness of women's rights and gender equality in the region
More details on project

Cultural Center DamaD, Novi Pazar, Serbia