NGO Shadow report for GREVIO
Montenegro is among the first five states to report on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention that entered into force on August 1st, 2014. Shadow GREVIO Report was produced as a result of the cooperation of 4 leading non-governmental organizations providing specialized support services to victims of domestic violence: Women's Rights Center, Women's Safe House, SOS Phone for Women and Children Victims of Violence - Nikšić and SOS Phone for Women and Children Victims of Violence Podgorica. In drawing up the report, organizations relied on their own experience in providing support to women and children victims of family violence and information gathered during the regular accompanying of women and children during the procedures and trials conducted before Montenegrin institutions, after they reported violence.
The goal of the report is to provide accurate picture of the situation in Montenegro when it comes to violence against women and domestic violence, and to provide clear and concrete guidance through which Montenegro will improve institutional response to victim protection and support and increase the accountability of perpetrators of violence.
Publication of this report has been supported through the programme Ending violence against women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds, implemented by UN WOMEN in cooperation with UNDP, and financed by he Europan Union.