Friday, December 06, 2019

sednica savetaAt the second session of the Council for the Suppression of Domestic Violence, the results of the one-year implementation of the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence were discussed. Minister of Justice, Nela Kuburović, presented numerical indicators on the application of the Law, stating that the increase in the number of reports of violence confirms that the victims are encouraged to seek institutional protection and support, but that there is a need for further improvement of treatment, especially in relation to cases of murder of women and others family members.

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eap sThe European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) issued a statement on the concepts of "Parent Alienation Syndrome" (PAS) and "Parental Alienation" (PA).

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foca 19 jun sThe International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 19, was marked by activists of the Autonomous Women's Center, at the invitation of Women in Black, in Foča to remember one of the most systematic sexual violence acts in the Yugoslavian war happening in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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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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