On September 14 and 15, 2017 a representative of the Association “RS Ministry of the Interior Women Network – RS WPON” participated as a speaker at the workshop “The Role of Police in Combating Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims” organized in Banja Luka by TAIEX – the European Commission Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument and the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss effective measures taken by the police to combat domestic violence and protect victims. The main focus was placed on the matter of interviewing techniques and protection of women and children. In addition, the workshop addressed the issues of the effective implementation of existing legislation, the harmonization of domestic violence laws in force in the entities and the Istanbul Convention, the statistics gathering and inter-institutional cooperation.

The implemented activities of the RS MoI Women Network on prevention and suppression of domestic violence were also presented during the workshop.