MISSION Center for Women's Rights (WRC) empowers women to fight for a better position in society and access to justice, offering them counseling, psychological and legal assistance. Through advocacy, monitoring and promotion of women's creativity, we are improving conditions and social atmosphere in which women exercise their rights. WRC advocates gender equality as one of the priorities of Montenegro in the European integration process. VISION GENDER EQUALITY, ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND SOCIETY WITHOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – OUR REALITY OBJECTIVES 1) Promotion of women’s human rights and gender equality; 2) Empowering women survivors of family violence / partner violence trough counselling, psychological and legal support; 3) Connecting with other organizations / institutions dealing with protection and promotion of women’s human rights.
Goals of the Organization are implemented trough three programs: Advocacy Program WRC is a member of NGO Coalition for Monitoring Chapter 23, NGO Coalition for the preparation of UPR report, editorial team of the NGO Coalition for monitoring negotiations with the European Union, National Council for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women. We actively participate in research and development of relevant studies and reports; monitor implementation and develop modifications/amendments to laws governing women’s rights, organize trainings on domestic violence and the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Institutions in Domestic Violence and participate in campaigns, debates, lectures and panel discussions. Trough the Support program (services) for women – victims of violence, WRC continuously provides initial counseling, support trough the work of confidential persons and psychological counseling to women who suffered violence. In the scope of “Women in culture” program WRC participated in realization of the Eve Ensler’s play ‘Vagina Monologues’, in cooperation with the American Corner and U.S. Embassy in Podgorica.
Since we have cooperated with local artists, we can be useful in connecting the artists and cultural workers on local,regional and international level.
Joining the ALF Network would enable us to get in touch with organizations who would be our potential partners in the implementation of projects that aim at promoting women in the fields of art and culture as well as increasing the level of awareness of gender equality issues trough art-based projects.