svaki minut je vazan sOn January 17th regional activists and members of more than 40 non-governmental organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro called on institutions which are responsible for preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and girls to, starting in 2022, do their jobs responsibly and conscientiously, protect survivors, react urgently, and adequately punish the perpetrators because EVERY MINUTE COUNTS!

azc sYesterday, another woman and two underage girls were killed by the perpetrator, who, according to the media, was released from prison only a few days before, where he had been serving a sentence related to acts of domestic violence. It could be learned from the media that, in addition to the history of domestic violence, he also had a history of criminal behaviour, that he was once a member of the police, and that ten years ago he threatened the prosecutor with murder by planting a replica bomb in his yard. All of the above are indicators that could have been warning signs of high immediate danger of continuing violence and severe consequences. We ask whether the institutional system has again failed in the assessment of security risks and measures aimed at protection?

azc sThe Autonomous Women's Centre expresses solidarity with all women who have spoken publicly this year about their experiences of violence. This year will be remembered as the year of the beginning of the end of women's silence. At the end of the year, numerous women who told their stories on the social network Twitter under #NisamPrijavila (#Didn’t report) reminded us that it is necessary to change the awareness towards understanding the prevalence and consequences of violence against women. Through the authentic confessions of women under #NisamPrijavila, we see that change is necessary in every segment of society because the reasons for not reporting violence are different and each one is equally important.

azc sThe Commissioner for the Protection of Equality responded to the Autonomous Women's Centre in reference to its public call to file a lawsuit in her own name and on her own initiative for protection against discrimination, in accordance with her powers (Article 46 of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination). In her statement, the Commissioner informs about the content of Art. 33, 40, 43 and 46 of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, Art. 34 and 40 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, as well as the criminal offense 317 of the Criminal Code. Judging by the content of the statement, we will have to wait for a long time before the Commissioner files lawsuits for discrimination, in her own name and on her own initiative.

azc sThis was an action done on December 10th – International Human Rights Day, which also marks the last day of the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women yearly campaign.

infographic femicide sThe Autonomous Women's Center conducted an in-depth research by asking the competent institutions for data on previous reports in all recorded cases of femicide in the two-year period (2017-2018). 187 documents were obtained, the analysis of which led to the data presented in the infographic.

azc sThe Autonomous Women's Centre extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the young influencer Kristina Kika Đukić. As an organization that protects women's human rights and women from violence, we are deeply shocked by the news that, according to the media, 21-year-old Kika committed suicide after many years of enduring violence in the digital space.

european parliamentAs part of the global campaign "16 days of activism against male violence against women", the Autonomous Women's Centre points out the consequences for women and children of violence committed by intimate partners during and after court proceedings to determine parental care of children and calls on all relevant state bodies - committees, ministries, institutions, as well as professional organizations involved in the creation of policies and standards, to approach with due care the systematic and practical solution of this issue, in accordance with the highest standards of protection and support to all victims and in the best interests of the child.

azc sAutonomous Women's Centre and Women in Black from Belgrade with the support of the Women's Association Anima from Đulići (BH), Nena - Group for Peace and Women's Rights from Leskovac, Polimlje Women from Prijepolje, Bona Fide from Pljevlja (Montenegro), SOS hotline for women and children victims violence from Vlasotince, organize a street action, in mourning and silence, on December 6, 2021 from 1 pm to 2 pm, in Republic Square, termed "Stop killing women".

azc sAt a time when all continents, in most countries of the world, are marking the thirtieth anniversary of the global campaign "16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women", in Serbia, the media are calling on the citizens to stop the traffic blockade announced as part of Saturday's protest by citizens dissatisfied with the situation in the country on various issues by throwing buckets of purple paint . It is inadmissible and absurd to call upon citizens to confront one another, and even more inadmissible to do so by usurping the term "lilac revolution" and purple, which are symbols of women's movement and organization.