Friday, June 22, 2018

We would like to inform you that the Autonomous Women's Centre has a new free of charge SOS helpline

0800 100 007

As it was before, it will be available every working day from 10am to 8pm

zakon o azilu sThe Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection, adopted by the National Assembly on March 22, 2018, adopted some of the amendments made by the Autonomous Women's Center to the draft of this law, of which the most important one is the recognition of gender-based violence as an act of persecution. Most of the amendments concern harmonization with the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention against Violence against Women in relation to the recognition of gender-based violence as the basis for the granting of refugee protection and the introduction of gender sensitive decision-making procedures on asylum applications.

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pravda sKey recommendations after monitoring the implementation of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence for the period January-March 2018 conducted by the Autonomous Women's Center relate to the necessity of ensuring the conditions for the participation of victims of violence at meetings of the Groups for Coordination and Cooperation, providing not only sufficient competent police employees, but also organizational solutions that free them from other tasks, as well as instructions and expert support for the implementation of the Law based on the depth analysis of data.

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debata o nasiljuAre the existing international conventions and treaties implemented by governments sufficient to protect women and girls from violence in the family and partner relations? What has been achieved and what are the key gaps and challenges in the policy implementations? These were the main issues discussed at the National Debate „Violence against Women in Serbia: Between Commitments and Reality - Do we need a strategic approach to the issue“. 

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thumb vanja macanovic hagThe PrEUgovor coalition organized a study visit to The Hague on 24th and 25th of April, which was attended by Vanja Macanović from the Autonomous Women's Center. During the visit, the topics such as the rule of law and the influence of European integration on the reforms in the chapters 23 and 24 were discussed.

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preugovor 13 04 sThe prEUgovor coalition presented the latest independent report on Serbia's progress in implementing policies in the areas covered by chapters 23 and 24 of the European integration, as well as an assessment of the approach of the Government of Serbia and the European Union to reforms in the field of the rule of law.

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azcThe Autonomous Women's Center is expressing concern about a number of louder and louder public commentaries that relativizes sexual violence, either in the form of not believing a woman who had survived it, or in terms of reducing her experience and justifying the perpetrators.

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osmi mart2The Women Against Violence Network, Labris - Organization for Lesbian Human Rights, Reconstruction Women's Fund, ASTRA, Roma Women's Network, Woman in Black Serbia Network, Women's Network of Rasina District, Left Summit of Serbia, Lesbian Consultation and Women's Plenum for Strike call for a protest march on March 8th in Belgrade, at Republic square at 5pm.

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EgaliteSR sWithin the cycle of debates and workshops aimed at combating stereotypes and gender inequalities, the French Institute in Serbia and the University of Belgrade are organizing a half-day debate with participants from Serbia and France on the topic of violence against women to be held on International Women's Day on March 8th from 15h to 19h at the premises of the French Institute.

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un geneva sGeneva, january 2018 - The conclusions and recommendations of the working group of the Human Rights Council, based on the consideration of the Reports of the Republic of Serbia within the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, at the 29th session in Geneva (15-26 January 2018), contain 74 recommendations formulated during the interactive dialogue Serbia examined and accepted, and another 116 recommendations that should be explored and delivered to the Council (no later than the 38th session).

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