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

 

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12 February 2021

preugovor 23 24 sIn its new annual Reform Agenda the prEUgovor coalition provides a short overview and recommendations in regard to key issues to be addressed in 2021 in the EU accession process of Serbia.

27 January 2021

azc sThe Autonomous Women's Center appeals to the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office in Belgrade to grant all witnesses and victims who have survived sexual violence by the suspect Miroslav Aleksić, ex officio, the status of particularly sensitive witnesses in accordance with Art. 103 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

27 January 2021

socijalna pravaThe Autonomous Women's Center participated, at the invitation of A11 - Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, in the online panel "Towards the new Law on Social Card", and within the framework of marking the Privacy Week. The panel also included representatives of A11, the Commissioner for Access to Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection and the Team for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction, while the line Ministry, although invited, did not have a representative.

18 January 2021

golubThe Autonomous Women's Center participated, at the invitation of the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue, in the first meeting for the establishment of social dialogue on the state of gender equality in the Republic of Serbia. AWC representative, Tanja Ignjatović, presented general proposals regarding the work on amendments to laws and strategies in this area.

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