tanjaTanja Ignjatović

At 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”.

Speakers on the situation in this field, before the Committee on Equality, were also Dubravka Filipovski MP and State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Biljana Popovic Ivkovic.

Tanja Ignjatovic reported on violence against women by presenting the situation in four key areas defined in the Council of Europe Convention  on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – integrated policy, prevention, protection and prosecution – which Serbia ratified in 2013. In her introduction, she reminded those present about the project Coordinated efforts – Towards new European standards in the protection of women from gender-based violence  (2012-2016), which mobilized 29 women’s organizations in six countries in actions for the ratification of the Convention.

In addition to this, it was pointed out that the Autonomous Women’s Center developed a report on the implementation of the Convention titled “Improved legislation – failed protection” submitted to the GREVIO expert group.

Tanja Ignjatovic’s speech can be viewed here.