Saturday, November 18, 2017

The two-year project is being implemented in cooperation with institutions at the local level (social welfare centers, police stations, the main prosecution offices and courts, health care centers in the municipalities of Lazarevac, Zemun, Zrenjanin, Sombor) in partnership with the Provincial Secretariat for Labour, Employment and Gender Equality, and with the financial support of the OAK Foundation.

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the establishment of the system of protection for victims of domestic violence at the national level through coordinated model of intervention services based on clear policies and principles of protection, formulated rules of conduct and procedures, established mechanisms for monitoring treatment, which will lead to a comprehensive, effective and efficient protection of victims violence.

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Autonomous Women's Center, in partnership with the Provincial Secretariat for Labour, Employment and Gender Equality within the project "Toward a comprehensive system of protection against violence against women in Vojvodina" in 2009, conducted training for a group of peer educators to work with young people (high school students) on prevention and protection from violence in an intimate relationship.

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Cooperation with judicial institutions in prevention and protection from domestic violence

The main objective of the project Domestic Violence - toward European solutions is achieving a comprehensive, effective and coherent model of legal protection of victims of domestic violence in Serbia.

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Autonomous Women's Center in 2008 and 2009.  continued with the implementation of the project "Let's bond the community - encouraging the activities of local governments, public agencies and non-governmental organizations in building a model of coordinated action in the field of domestic violence."

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Preparing future professionals for the understanding of gender-based violence

The project "Start from yourself" began in 2006 in response to the need for young people - future professionals to already at the university familiarize themselves with the problems of gender-based violence, considering that this issue is not taught within the regular school system.

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The project aims to provide adequate health care, treatment and intervention for women victims of violence in partner relationships, in order to influence the reduction of the phenomenon and recognize the impact of violence on women's health in Serbia.

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Cooperation with judicial institutions in prevention and protection from domestic violence

The main objective of the project: Raising awareness of judicial and relevant government institutions to develop effective prevention strategies and measures to protect victims of domestic violence, and the development of local networks to combat domestic violence.

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In June 2006, the Autonomous Women's Center has started implementation of the project "Let’s bond the community - encouraging actions of local government, public services and non-governmental organizations in building a model of coordinated action in the field of domestic violence." The aim of the project is to contribute to developing a sustainable model of social intervention and the establishment of coordinated actions of all institutions, individuals and organizations in the field of domestic violence at the local level. This project is supported by the Holland organization HIVOS.

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The project contributes to primary health care workers in defining their active role in this issue, through the identification, documentation and comprehensive access to adequate intervention, suppression and prevention of violence in general, and in particular of partner violence. The project has contributed to a better understanding of the problem of violence against women, the need for a holistic access to interventions provided to women victims of male violence and the necessity of introducing a single mode and standards in documenting the health consequences of violence.

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Within the program of development of good practices in the field of domestic violence, in April 2006 AWC started the project "Start from yourself" which is intended to inform young people about gender-based violence.

The project is part of the regional program "Combating Gender-Based Violence in the Western Balkans", which is implemented in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

The aim of the project "Start from yourself" is a contribution to the establishment of effective ways of prevention and protection of young people from gender-based violence (in a partner relationship, family and institutions). Project activities are financially supported by CARE BiH.

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