Tuesday, November 21, 2017

zenski marsWe, women, activists, feminists from Serbia, in solidarity with the sisters from the United States, are going out on the street because we do not want to be a silent witness of time in which the new president of the leading world power is preparing to apply violently sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic, racist ideology espoused throughout the campaign.

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astra logoThe organization ASTRA, during the December celebrations of 16 years of work in the field of combating and preventing trafficking in human beings, as well as providing support and assistance to victims who have had experience of exploitation, awarded a plaque of gratitude Autonomous Women's Center.

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obuka koordinacija sluzbi sAs an informal partner organization of the Support Center for women from Kikinda, Autonomous Women's Center is engaged in the implementation of a series of trainings on multisectoral cooperation and coordination of actions of the competent services in the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence.

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tihi zivotAutonomous Women's Center has the honor to announce that the video Silent life of the authors Dejan Terzic (25) and Aleksandra Dadic (21) from Novi Sad, won the title of the best youth video on the national level.

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vreme logoAWC activists hardly expect to get a medal for this accomplishment, but it’s unquestionable that they’ve deserved it. There isn’t a judge, prosecutor, lawyer or social policy center employee with whom “Vreme” talked to as part of this project who didn’t tell us: everything we know, we learned from AWC. It may be that such praise in an article that aims to be objective seems over the top. In that case, here’s a challenge for you: find one case, one victim who turned to them for help, or one institution, with whom AWC declined to work with. If you find it – we’ll publish it.

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firenca sA two day expert meeting was organized in Florence by Due Diligence, with the support of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Rights and Justice. The focus of the meeting was on the principal of due diligence and effective inclusion of community leaders in preventing violence and discrimination of women. Tanja Ignjatovic from the Autonomous Women’s Center, and Aleksandra Nestorov, coordinator of the Women against Violence Network participated in this meeting.

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tanja sOn the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th, the Office of the Ombudsman for Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality, organized a conference in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, titled “ A Comprehensive Approach to Combating Violence against Women”. The conference consisted of three sessions, during which discussions were held on the current state of affairs, accomplishments and challenges in three fields: monitoring and reporting on violence against women, data gathering and record keeping, cooperation and coordination in combating violence against women.

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azc As the oldest organization for protection of women victims of violence in Serbia, the Autonomous Women’s Center considers the new Law of Domestic Violence Prevention represents the biggest step forward so far in relation to emergency protection of victims from violence. Introduction of the provision of temporarily removing the perpetrator from the home, which the AWC has been lobbying for 10 years, as well as the measure of a temporary ban on any contact and approaching the victim, are a good foundation for building an efficient protection system.

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iskljuci nasilje sVanja Macanovic from the Autonomous Women’s Center spoke today at the “Turn Off the Violence” conference organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy. Her complete speech is below:

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eu info centar sShortly before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on November 23rd 2016, a panel was organized at the EU Info Center, titled “How Should We Respond to Violence”.

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