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July 16, 2015

BACKGROUND

The Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) is a two-year direct partnership with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE). WLA supports women leaders in increasing the participation of women in local governments and advancing gender equality agendas.

ACTIVITIES

WLA will support women holding or running for office in 2016 and it will work with political parties to nominate female candidates.  It also will create new partnerships and networks throughout Serbia to advocate for gender equality.

WLA will work with 125 women leaders from different political parties. It will provide leadership training to build the confidence and skills of women leaders, strengthen joint cross-sectoral work, and link women leaders with mentors.  It will work with mid- and high-ranking political party officials in order to advocate for changes in internal party procedures, producing affirmative measures for women. Additionally, WLA will launch a campaign to grow public and political party support for equal representation and for greater participation of women in politics.

Through these efforts, WLA aims to achieve long-term goals such as:

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Responds to the Flood Crisis in Serbia
May 23, 2014

Heavy rains that began in mid-May 2014 caused widespread flooding and landslides across western and southwestern Serbia, particularly in Grad Beograd, Kolubara, Mačva, and Morava districts. 

New Laboratory Equipment will Improve Food Quality and Stimulate Exports
May 13, 2014

SUBOTICA – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby presented  new equipment to the Subotica Public Health Institute’s food testing laboratory today. 

The equipment was provided through United States Agency for International Development assistance (approx. $95,000), and will be used to analyze local agricultural products for quality control, including the detection of pesticides.   

Campaign to Educate Public on New Misdemeanors Law Kicks off
May 7, 2014

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković kicked off an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on Misdemeanors at a press conference on May 7, 2014.  Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court, also participated in the announcement.  

Competitiveness of Civil Society Organizations as Social Care Services Providers
April 30, 2014

Civil society organizations (CSOs) provide nearly one-third of all local social care services in Serbia and have higher networking potential, according to the results of “Comparative study of local social service deliverers in Serbia,” presented today at restaurant “Martaan” in Belgrade. Trag Foundation conducted this study in partnership with SeCons Development Initiative Group, within Social Care Reform Initiative, which is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 23, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, approximately 100 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID’s post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals -  USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development , with a funding range between $200-500,000.  The conference enabled potential applicants to learn about this mechanism and ask questions about USAID's grant making process, expandi

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