Saturday, June 24, 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

  • Loud and united!

    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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  • The prEUgovor Coalition presented Progress report on Serbia regarding chapters 23 and 24

    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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  • If anything is common to women it is the experience of male violence against women

    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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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.