The evaluation meeting of the HELP course "Access to justice for women" took place

14. 12. 2021

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, took place the evaluation meeting of the HELP course "Access to justice for women", launched regionally this summer for five Eastern Partnership states - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The event was attended by Ecaterina Popa, Interim Director of the National Institute of Justice, who together with Diana Scobioala, judge at the ECtHR, ex-Director of NIJ, tutored, at national level, the respective training program.

The purpose of the meeting was to assess the impact of distance learning, taking into account the approaches and challenges specific to the Eastern Partnership region, in order to further strengthen the developed course by the Council of Europe's European Human Rights Lawyer Training Program team. Also, based on discussions with national tutors, were made some suggestions to improve women's access to justice through educational training programs for legal professionals.

In the Republic of Moldova, the HELP course "Access to justice for women", was active from June 8 to August 26, 2021 for the beneficiaries of the National Institute of Justice: judges from the resource group, trainers and trainees, as well as for five masters of the law school from the State University of Moldova. A total of 37 persons passed the training sessions and received certificates issued by HELP. The "Access to justice for women" course provides an interactive overview of international and European standards on women's rights and gender equality, jurisprudence and good practice in the field, as a distinct and concrete tool for promoting gender-sensitive justice.

The event was part of the Council of Europe Project "Women's Access to Justice: delivering on the Istanbul Convention and other European gender equality standards in the Eastern Partnership countries".