Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men. Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of equality, development and peace.  Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 48/104 of 20 December 1993

  • "Silent life" won the contest for the best youth video

    tihi zivotAutonomous Women's Center has the honor to announce that the video Silent life of the authors Dejan Terzic (25) and Aleksandra Dadic (21) from Novi Sad, won the title of the best youth video on the national level.

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  • “Vreme” Article on the Domestic Violence Prevention Law: Apply It!

    vreme logoAWC activists hardly expect to get a medal for this accomplishment, but it’s unquestionable that they’ve deserved it. There isn’t a judge, prosecutor, lawyer or social policy center employee with whom “Vreme” talked to as part of this project who didn’t tell us: everything we know, we learned from AWC. It may be that such praise in an article that aims to be objective seems over the top. In that case, here’s a challenge for you: find one case, one victim who turned to them for help, or one institution, with whom AWC declined to work with. If you find it – we’ll publish it.

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  • Expert Meeting “Creating A Culture Free From Violence”

    firenca sA two day expert meeting was organized in Florence by Due Diligence, with the support of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Rights and Justice. The focus of the meeting was on the principal of due diligence and effective inclusion of community leaders in preventing violence and discrimination of women. Tanja Ignjatovic from the Autonomous Women’s Center, and Aleksandra Nestorov, coordinator of the Women against Violence Network participated in this meeting.

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Support for Women

Autonomous Women's Centre organizes specialized support for women who are experiencing trauma: violence in partnership relations and within the family and sexual violence and harassment.
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Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field.
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Educational Activities

From its beginings, AWC has developed an educational program for the Telephone helpline for women with trauma of male violence. Good Practice Development Program, since 2002, has been developing educational programs for representatives of all institutions involved in domestic violence issue.