Saturday, November 18, 2017

Autonomous Women's Center has prepared a Shadow Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (NON) Protection of children in Serbia.

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cedaw reportingAfter the CEDAW Comitee had recognized specific concerns in its Concluding observations on the Second and Third periodic report, the Republic of Serbia submitted its response on this point. Regarding this document, Autonomous Women's Center submitted its views to the CEDAW Committee.

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On 24th of June, representatives of Autonomous Women's Center participated in an expert meeting on defining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for institutional conduct in cases of gender based violence in crisis situations. The meeting was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Serbia, which has prepared the preliminary draft National Standard Operating Procedures for Prevention of and Response to Gender Based Violence in Crisis Situations, in cooperation with the Republic Institute for Social Protection.

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Ministry of Interior accepted the majority of comments that Autonomous Women's Center had submitted to the Draft Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection. AWC's proposals were related to the harmonization of the draft Law with the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women in terms of recognizing gender based violence as a form of persecution and a basis for subsidiary protection, as well as developing gender-sensitive reception procedures and support services for asylum-seekers.

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Dijana Malbaša and Aleksandra Nestorov from Autonomous Women's Center participated in the Forum„From Conflict to peace? Women and Girl’s Voices on the Move“, which was organized on 2nd of June in Brussels by the European Women’s Lobby and Women’s Refugee Commission. This event was attended by the representatives of organizations-EWL members, representatives of the European Commission, UNHCR, Council of Europe and other institutions and international organizations.

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Within the framework of the Ženijalno! debate programme of the Mikser Festival, Tanja Ignjatović and Vanja Macanović from Autonomous Women’s Center, together with representatives of Women Judges Association of Serbia, delivered their speeches in the panel „Domestic violence and  discrimination against women in Serbia“.

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step up sToday, the Women against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network launches the European campaign Step up! In the next two years, WAVE members will promote the rights of women survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection throughout Europe. Violence against women and girls remains the most widespread form of human rights violation and it can be fatal in 2012, an estimated 47% of all homicides of women were committed by a family member or an intimate partner.

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preugovor poglavlje 23 24 sThe main topics of the new Independent Report of Serbia’s Progress in Chapters 23 and 24 were gender equality and corruption.

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The "I Sign Campaign" (Potpisujem) achieved good result qualifying for the final of the competition for the award PRiZNANJE 2016, which is awarded by the Serbian Society for Public Relations.

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preugovor 20052016 sThe prEUgovor coalition will present its independent report of Serbia’s progress in implementation of policies in the area of judiciary and fundamental rights (Chapter 23) and justice, freedom and security (Chapter 24) at the conference in Media Center, on Friday, 20th May at 11:30am.

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