Relationship Between Women's NGOs and Government Institutions: Impact on Access to Specialized Services for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Author(s): Irma Šiljak
Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2019
Specialisation:
Gender Based Violence
Number of pages:
86
Keywords:
Intimate partner violence, government - non profit sector relationship, cooperation, Specialized services, financing

Abstract

Violence against women as a worldwide phenomenon is one of the burning issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many responses have been developed both by the government structures and women’s nongovernmental organizations in order to tackle the issue of intimate partner violence as one of the most common forms of violence against women. This paper specifically examines the relationship between government institutions and women’s NGOs in the field of intimate partner violence in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim is to better the existing relationship between the government structures and women’s NGOs and to produce new critical knowledge on the impacts of this relationship on access to specialized services for survivors of intimate partner violence. The existing relationships are examined in terms of cooperation and financial allocations for the issue of intimate partner violence in the Federation of BiH.