Ministry of Interior accepted the majority of comments that Autonomous Women's Center had submitted to the Draft Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection. AWC's proposals were related to the harmonization of the draft Law with the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women in terms of recognizing gender based violence as a form of persecution and a basis for subsidiary protection, as well as developing gender-sensitive reception procedures and support services for asylum-seekers.

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Dijana Malbaša and Aleksandra Nestorov from Autonomous Women's Center participated in the Forum„From Conflict to peace? Women and Girl’s Voices on the Move“, which was organized on 2nd of June in Brussels by the European Women’s Lobby and Women’s Refugee Commission. This event was attended by the representatives of organizations-EWL members, representatives of the European Commission, UNHCR, Council of Europe and other institutions and international organizations.

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Within the framework of the Ženijalno! debate programme of the Mikser Festival, Tanja Ignjatović and Vanja Macanović from Autonomous Women’s Center, together with representatives of Women Judges Association of Serbia, delivered their speeches in the panel „Domestic violence and  discrimination against women in Serbia“.

step up sToday, the Women against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network launches the European campaign Step up! In the next two years, WAVE members will promote the rights of women survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection throughout Europe. Violence against women and girls remains the most widespread form of human rights violation and it can be fatal in 2012, an estimated 47% of all homicides of women were committed by a family member or an intimate partner.

preugovor poglavlje 23 24 sThe main topics of the new Independent Report of Serbia’s Progress in Chapters 23 and 24 were gender equality and corruption.

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The "I Sign Campaign" (Potpisujem) achieved good result qualifying for the final of the competition for the award PRiZNANJE 2016, which is awarded by the Serbian Society for Public Relations.

preugovor 20052016 sThe prEUgovor coalition will present its independent report of Serbia’s progress in implementation of policies in the area of judiciary and fundamental rights (Chapter 23) and justice, freedom and security (Chapter 24) at the conference in Media Center, on Friday, 20th May at 11:30am.

studentska poseta sSocial work Student Association has invited Autonomous Women’s Centre to participate in the Fourth Regional Congress of Social Work Students, which is held in Belgrade from 12 to 15 of May 2016. Tanja Ignjatović from AWC has delivered an introductory speech within the first panel „Social Work and the role of NGOs in combating violence against women“. Students from Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Mostar, Banja Luka, Podgorica, Zagreb and Skopje also took part in this panel.

At the international conference on specialized support services for women victims of violence, held in Sarajevo on the 5th of May, Autonomous Women's Center presented the situation in Serbia in the panel "Experiences from the region - cooperation between governmental and non-governmental sector in the realization of specialized services for women victims of domestic violence".

Within the project "Stronger institutional response to gender-based violence in the AP Vojvodina" (UNTF), implemented by the Provincial Secretariat for Health, Social Policy and Demography in cooperation with the Center for Women's Rights in Kikinda, Autonomous Women's Centre was invited to coordinate the preparation of a guide for coordinated treatment of local services in the prevention and protection of women from violence.