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Any progress in the advancement of women’s rights in Bulgaria is usually set back by series of challenges and newly-arisen problems.
An undisputed success in the field of violence against women is the recent adoption in June 2010 of the Regulation on the Enforcement of the Protection against Domestic Violence Act. It specifies the application of measures for protection against domestic violence, the interaction between the state bodies and non-governmental organisations working in the field of protection against domestic violence, as well as the annual funding from the budget of the Ministry of Justice for NGO programs for prevention and protection against domestic violence and for assistance to victims.
Yet, the crucial state body on gender equality, which will coordinate the activities of other state bodies in this field, is still to be established.
You can read more on the women’s rights problematic in BHC’s annual report and in the sections below.