We focused on the identification and elimination of deficiencies in Czech legislation concerning gender-based violence, both at theoretical and practical levels.
In the form of a recommendation, we pointed out particular legislation flaws, supported the signature of the Istanbul Convention and were markedly active in two issues: free legal help and pre-paid child support. Our project was unique and beneficial thanks to the broad range of activities involving not only analytical activity and active lobbying but also the free representation of clients. In this respect the project has been publicly acknowledged by the Minister of Justice, and we also received the Pro Bono & CSR 2016 award.
All planned outputs and activities have been successfully achieved, the impact on target groups was particularly significant in individual client cases. Proposed changes to legislation have a more general effect on the non-professional public and shift the legislative base of the gender-based violence. We have succeeded in opening important discussions on how to eliminate faulty implementation of the existing legal instruments in the area of gender-based violence or how to unify implementation guidelines for such instruments. This issue is key for our organisation and has been our long-term focus.