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Combating violence against women

The total prevalence rate in Central Serbia in domestic violence is 54.2%. The most common form of violence is violence against women (VAW) in family. In 75% of cases the perpetrator is current or former intimate partner. However, only slightly more than 10% of women exposed to violence reported it more

Demilitarization, Counter-proliferation and Increased Safety and Security of Ammunition Stockpiles

The rate of accidents at munitions storage sites rose to unprecedented levels in 2011 and, according to the UN International Ammunition Technical Guidelines, Eastern Europe is an area of particular concern due to the significant existing surpluses, many of which are well past their safe storage lifemore

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Discrimination is decreasing in Serbia

The 2005 HDR reported an increase in ethnic distance in Serbia just before the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the 90s. The following war exacerbated the situation, not only in terms of open conflicts, but also among different ethnic groups. After the democratic change in the year 2000, ethnic tmore

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Making urban mobility safer, healthier and more efficient

Urban transport is one of the main air polluters.  It accounts for more than 40% of greenhouse gases emissions in urban areas. Many cities in the EU are facing the same problem. “Belgrade has nearly 2 million people who daily commute and circulate in the City. It is constantly faced with high dmore

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Opening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Living with a disability in Serbia has often meant being poor and unemployed. Over 70% of people with disabilities lived in poverty; only 13% had access to employment. Limited social support systems and stigma, among other factors, have entrenched their marginalization. In 2003, Serbia's national pomore

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Protecting Biodiversity in Serbia

Serbia has a wealth of 464 protected areas and 797 protected plant and animal species, with a total of 45,000 species and subspecies of flora and fauna found in its territory. The protected areas cover 518,204 hectares, or 5.86% of Serbia, while the Spatial Plan of Serbia (2010-2020) envisages a sigmore

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Public hearings became a standard practice in the Serbian Parliament

The introduction of public hearings in the parliamentary procedure represents a significant development in parliamentary reform in recent years in Serbia. This mechanism is intended to support legislative and oversight roles of the Parliament. It leads to more effective legislative processes, questimore

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UNDP’s Social Innovation Fund informed a Law on Social Welfare Services

UNDP efforts to promote social inclusion have historically sought to secure access to services and employment for vulnerable populations, notably Roma, IDPs, refugees and people with disabilities.   These needs remain stubbornly high, due to widening fiscal deficits that constrain public emore

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