The Institute is a unique initiative founded by the three partners in 2004 as a first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building the capacity of young lawyers from Central and Eastern European and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS) for litigation on women’s rights issues, including:
► violence against women,
► sexual and reproductive health and rights, and
► employment discrimination.
The Institute, organized by the BGRF in cooperation with its partners, has successfully completed two rounds: WHRTI 2004-2006 and WHRTI 2007-2009, where we have trained over 30 lawyers.
The WHRTI provides participants in-depth knowledge in women’s human rights protection in the three areas noted above.