AZKZ okrugli sto sOn the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 23rd, the Autonomous Women's House Zagreb held a round table, "The importance of GREVIO recommendations for fighting violence against women."

briselski susreti sAt the Brussels consultative meetings, organized from 12 to 17 November 2023 by the Swedish Foundation Kvinna till Kvinna, entitled "EU accession for whom?" Women's Rights and Participation in the Western Balkans (2021-2026)", a number of issues were raised with relevant stakeholders, including the EEAS, Members of the European Union Parliament, representatives of the European Union Commission, DG NEAR, with the aim of contributing to women's rights from the six countries of the Western Balkans and gender equality in the EU accession processes.

WAVE fempower sThis year’s edition of the WAVE Fempower Magazine focuses on the pervasive impact of institutional violence on women and girls, the different forms in which it manifests, and the key role women’s specialist services have in denouncing and undoing this type of violence. A total of nine articles were submitted to us by our WAVE members, among which Roma Center for women and children Daje and Autonomous Women’s Centre, each of these shedding light from different angles on this form of oppression and abuse of power that limit women & girls’ access to rights while at the same time highlighting the experiences, efforts, and engagement of women’s specialist services to protect and support survivors affected by institutional violence.

azcNews of another baby who had suffered severe beatings by its stepfather in a prolonged period of time, has once again opened up the question of how the public reacts to mothers who are blamed for not protecting their children.

seksualna reproduktivna prava sThe EU Parliament's resolution on women's sexual and reproductive rights was the reason for the discussion, with online participation from Brussels and Podgorica. As it is a comprehensive document, the focus is on several of its elements: the availability of verified information and the importance of systemic education at all levels; availability of services related to sexual and reproductive rights and health; the availability of modern contraceptives and a woman's right to autonomy and freedom of childbirth; as well as providing financial resources from the budget, along with effective strategies and actions in preserving and improving the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and girls, as well as all citizens.

Lana Klenak I mesto sAWC held a competition for the best logo to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the Autonomous Women’s Center. The first place went to the design made by Lana Klenak, second place to Aleksandra Ugrin, and third to Marija Simic.

28 oktobarski susreti u socijalnoj zastiti nišOn the 28th of October, we participated in the social welfare meetings in Niš entitled "Jurisdiction, responsibility, system limits" and participated in the panel "Equal parenting of separated parents as a model for the prevention of violence against children". The announcement entitled "Facts instead of myths: on the misinterpretation of the assumption of equal parenting" was prepared by Nataša Škrbić, a sociologist from Zagreb, Tanja Ignjatović and Dijana Malbaša.

azcThe Autonomous Women's Center was granted, on October 9, 2023, by the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs the renewal of the permanent license for the provision of services through the SOS telephone for women who have experienced violence!

azcThe Senior Public Prosecutor of the Special Department for Prevention of Corruption of the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office in Niš has again refused to act on the criminal charges filed by the Autonomous Women's Center against the judges and prosecutors in Pirot, stating that it may possibly be an offense under Art. 360 of the CC, but not about the part from Art. 361 CC.

ispcanA representative of the Autonomous Women’s Center, Sanja Pavlovic, held a presentation at the Congress of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) held in Edinburgh from September 24th to the 27th 2023.