UN Advocacy: Bulgaria, Croatia and Honduras


The Advocates for Human Rights will conduct on-the-ground advocacy at the United Nations in Geneva this March on violence against women in Bulgaria, Croatia, and Honduras. The Advocates submitted joint stakeholder reports to the Human Rights Council for each of these countries in connection with the Universal Periodic Review process, detailing the government’s response to domestic violence and the situation of violence against women. The Advocates will partner with Autonomous Women’s House Zagreb to make an oral statement before the Human Rights Committee, describing some of the challenges women face in Croatia, such as dual arrests when police fail to determine the predominant aggressor. The Advocates previously highlighted these issues in the findings and recommendations in its report, Implementation of Croatia’s Domestic Violence Legislation. The Advocates will make recommendations for police training to ensure law enforcement have the tools they need to identify the predominant aggressor and defensive injuries.