Sunday, August 18, 2019

Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men. Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of equality, development and peace.  Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 48/104 of 20 December 1993

  • Open letter to the Third Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade

    azcSince Monday, media have been reporting on the attempted murder of a woman in New Belgrade. In a parking lot in front of a building, D.J. (age 25) fired several shots from a gun at his wife T.J. (age 25), in front of their baby and passers-by. The victim had left him some time before and reported him for violence. He was, at that time, issued an urgent restraining order, which he respected until its expiration in April. The victim’s fear for her life is confirmed to media by her friend, who said she had been exposed to violence before, but was afraid to report it.

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  • End violence against women and children in reality programs

    The Women against Violence Network and the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia pointedly condemn the lack of appropriate reaction by the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) to violence against women and children in reality programs that have been broadcast for years on TV Pink and TV Happy. We hereby request REM to issue its strictest measures against the reality programs “Parovi” (Engl: Couples) and Zadruga (Engl:Coop) with the aim of combatting violence against women and children in the media.

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  • Violence against women: Improved legislation – failed protection

    tanja sAt the session of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, held on June 5, 2019 in Belgrade, Autonomous Women’s Center representative Tanja Ignjatovic participated in the session titled “Violence against women: progress and challenges in Serbia”.

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Support for Women

Autonomous Women's Centre organizes specialized support for women who are experiencing trauma: violence in partnership relations and within the family and sexual violence and harassment.
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Advocacy

Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field.
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Educational Activities

From its beginings, AWC has developed an educational program for the Telephone helpline for women with trauma of male violence. Good Practice Development Program, since 2002, has been developing educational programs for representatives of all institutions involved in domestic violence issue.
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