HELP e-course on ”Women’s access to justice”: regional launch for five Eastern Partnership countries

08. 06. 2021

Today, June 8, 2021, was launched the e-course "Women's access to justice", developed by the team of the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Program of the Council of Europe and which, at national level, will be tutored by the National Institute of Justice. The event took place simultaneously for legal professionals from the Eastern Partnership countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

During the launch, the HELP tutors - Diana Scobioala, PhD in law, university professor, NIJ Director, and Ecaterina Popa, master in law, head of the Training and Research Department of the NIJ - referred to the actual course which was translated into Romanian language and adjusted in accordance with the internal legal order, as well as to the structure and stages of completing the training program.

The HELP course "Women's Access to Justice" provides an interactive overview of international and European standards on women's rights and gender equality, jurisprudence and good practice in the field. It will be 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 master's students of the law faculty from the State University of Moldova. Those who will pass the course will receive certificates issued by HELP.

The launch took place as part of the Council of Europe Project "Women's Access to Justice: Implementing the Istanbul Convention and other European Standards in the field of gender equality".