Women police officers play a critical role in addressing sexual and gender based violence which disproportionately affects women and children. more
On 14 April 2013, a new act was put to the test in elections for Croatian Members of the European Parliament toward a better consideration of people with disabilities in their right to vote. more
Local budgets are responsible for expenditures in key social sectors. However, certain disadvantaged provinces have insufficient revenues. How do they fill the gap between the State budget and local budgets? more
Members of Urkainian Parliament approved eight times more money in the budget 2013 for maintaining recreational sanatoriums. Would the proportion be the same if citizens were asked about their preferences? more
Story from the Personal Democracy Forum in Poland that gathered a strong and very diverse community of NGOs full of ideas pushing the agenda for democracy, accountability and human rights. more
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Many countries in the region – to varying degrees – are still challenged with issues including violation of civil and political rights, denial of economic, social and cultural rights, lack of access to justice, corruption, social exclusion, gender inequality, organized crime, ethnic tension and violence, and increased vulnerability to economic instability.
Corruption, lack of transparency and accountability of public institutions affect access to quality public services, especially for disadvantaged groups.
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