Sunday, June 24, 2018

prEUgovor sCoalition prEUgovor welcomes the decision of the Serbian Government's Negotiating Team to publish the European Commission's Report on the current state in chapters 23 i 24 for Serbia, so called non-paper, which is available at the European Integration Office website. We consider the availability of documents from the negotiation process to be essential to the informing of the citizens, inclusion of all the actors that could contribute to this process, and most importantly, for the success and the sustainability of the reforms that are conducted.

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Upon the complaint of Autonomous Women's Center, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, for the first time in Serbia, has established a multiple discrimination against a woman who has experienced domestic violence, based on her personal characteristics - gender and nationality.

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glasne brisel sRepresentative of the Autonomous Women's Center, Vanja Macanovic, had a speech at the international conference "Loud and united" in Brussels, organized by the European Women's Lobby on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Observatory on Violence against Women and Girls. The conference was attended by more than 350 experts, professionals, decision makers, activists for women's rights and activists from all over Europe. The conefernce was followed by street demonstrations.

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mup amblem sIn April, Autonomous Women's Center addressed the Ministry of Interior with the proposals on the implementation of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has responded positively to the appeal of AWC.

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preugovor izvestaj sAt the conference in the Media Center, on 24th May 2017, the PrEUgovor Coalition presented their independent Progress Report on Serbia in the implementation of policies in the sphere of the judiciary and fundamental human rights (Chapter 23) and justice, freedom and security (Chapter 24).

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The Autonomous Women's Center is expressing concern about the statement from last week of the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Mladen Šarčević, for the Politika newspaper, regarding the accredited seminars provided by non-governmental organizations to employees in educational institutions. His statement that schools are "stuffed with everything and anything" is unacceptable, and the announcement that there will "be changes in this area".

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crvene cipele sOn May 18th, activists of the Women Against Violence Network, coordinated by the Autonomous Women's Center, handed over 8,000 signatures to support the Deputy Prime Minister and the President of the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlović, for proclaiming this day a Day of Remembrance for murdered women who were victims of violence.

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tanja europe callingRepresentative of Autonomous Women's Center, Tanja Ignjatovic, spoke at the event "Europe Calling" organized by the Women's Platform for Development of Serbia on May 9th at the Crown Plaza Hotel. "We are deeply concerned about the conservative and extreme right politics in the European Union because here we know what the consequences of such a policy. Even more we are concerned that the EU does not have mechanisms to prevent the collapse of European values by its members", said Ignjatovic.

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peticijaIncest Trauma Center - Belgrade, Autonomous Women's Center, Labris, Center for Women's Studies and Reconstruction Women's Fund demand that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia consistently implement the original content of the Educational Learning Package on the topic of sexual violence published by the Incest Trauma Center - Belgrade in November 2016, made in 2016, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and jointly promoted in public.

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film nagradeThe video "Silent Life" by Aleksandar Dadic and Dejan Terzic, as the best video of youth from Serbia participated in European competition. The authors, together with a representative of the Autonomous Women's Center, which organized the competition at the local level, on 27 February attended the awards ceremony in the premises of the Parliament of the European Union in Brussels.

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