HELP online course on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence launched for Law Students of the University of Prishtina

Under the project “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo* (phase III)”, the Council of Europe and the Academy of Justice in cooperation with the University of Prishtina launched the European Programme for Human Rights Education (HELP) course on “Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” for students of the Faculty of Law, University of Pristina.

The online launching conference held on 30 March 2022, was opened by remarks of Frank Power, Head of Council of Europe Office in Pristina, Prof. Ass. Dr. Muhamet Vokrri, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Pristina, and Enver Fejzullahu, Director of Kosovo Justice Academy.

The Vice-Dean Prof. Ass. Dr. Muhamet Vokrri emphasized that materials of HELP platform are significant contribution to the Faculty of Law curricula and are included in some programs.

Jasminka Perunicic Allen from the Council of Europe HELP Unit and Segolene Chesneau from Gender Equality Division introduced the HELP platform and the course on violence against women and domestic violence.

The mission and role of the Agency for Gender Equality was presented thoroughly by its Chief Executive Officer Ms. Edi Gusia, focusing on the National Gender Equality Program 2020-2024.

The launching conference was concluded by a session on practical information on the implementation of the course, delivered by the tutor Arberita Kryeziu and a discussion among students on their expectations from the course. 

The HELP course on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence aims to provide high-quality human rights training that will enable legal professionals to be more responsive to the needs of victims of violence against women and domestic violence while utilizing important standards of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) and European Court of Human Rights case law. The course incorporates the local legal framework on domestic violence and is offered in local official languages.

A total 31 law students at the University of Prishtina will benefit by attending the HELP online course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.




* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions, or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

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