Monday, November 20, 2017

Minister Stefanovic has responded to the Autonomous Women’s Center regarding the AWC proposal to introduce emergency barring orders in the Draft Law on police. AWC has proposed, among others, two amendments to the draft Law on the police – one for the changes of Art 53 in relation to police powers; and the other, a new article (after Art. 82) – “Measure of temporary vacation from the residence and a temporary ban on contacting certain people”.

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The coalition “prEUgovor” has prepared the Report on progress of Serbia in Chapters 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security), which is going to be presented at 11:00 at Media Center in Belgrade.

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European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, with regard to the Screening Report for Serbia on Chapter 24, that has not set up any benchmark regarding women's enjoyment of human rights with respect to justice, freedom and security.

The letter is available on this link.

Autonomous Women’s Center and Network Women against Violence have submitted an open letter to the ministers Selakovic, Stefanovic and Vulin regarding so called new proposals to protect women from violence.

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protest 21 may 2015 sMore than hundred citizens took a part at the protest against femicide at the Republic Square in Belgrade, which were organized by the Network Women against violence, Autonomous Women’s Center and Women in Black. Organizers and participants requested accountability and systemic response of the state to prevent violence against women. 

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Autonomous Women’s Center has submitted to the Ministry of Interior amendments to the Draft Law on Police, requiring introduction of emergency barring orders in accordance with the Council of Europe Convention on violence against women.

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konferencijaBeograd, 7/11/2014.Autonomous Women's Center organized an international conference „Implementation of Council of Europe Convention on violence against women – one year anniversary from its ratification in the Republic of Serbia“ on 7th November 2014 in Belgrade. The conference was dedicated to activities on harmonization of the laws and regulations of the Republic of Serbia with the provisions of the Convention (Chapter V – Substantive law and VI - Investigation, prosecution, procedural law and protective measures).

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konferencija skopjeRepresentatives of Autonomous Women's Center participated in the conference “Improving the protection of survivors and the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence and domestic violence”, which was held on September 30th – October 1st, 2014 in Skopje. The Conference was dedicated to the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women, so the main topics includedthe experiences of countries in South East Europe and Turkey in the process of signing and ratifying the Convention.

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balkans act nowASTRA – Anti Trafficking Action and the Autonomous Women’s Centre have launched an initiative that the Republic of Serbia, as a signatory to the European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes, ratify it. On this occasion, proposals for improvement of the legal framework for the exercise of these rights have been prepared, which were presented at a press conference at the Media Center, on June 30, 2014.

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mob appAn Android application “BEZBEDNA” (SAFE), by which girls and women in situations of violence can send an urgent message to 4 telephone numbers preset as ‘protectors’, as well as to call police, emergency ambulance, centre for social welfare or SOS helpline, has been presented at the press conference organized by the Autonomous Women's Center.

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