Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Autonomous Women's Center sent open letters to Nebojša Stefanović, Minister of the Interior and Zoran Đorđević, Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs, asking them to publish a report on supervision in the City Centers for Social Work and report of the internal control of police stations Novi Beograd and Rakovica.

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The Women Against Violence Network and the Autonomous Women's Center strongly condemn the institutions whose omissions led to the murder of O.L. by her husband M.L. in front of the Center for Social Work in Novi Beograd and are demanding the most severe punishment for professionals in these institutions!

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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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After the complaint of the Autonomous Women's Center, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, for the first time in Serbia, established multiple discrimination against a women with experience of domestic violence on the grounds of her personal characteristics - sex 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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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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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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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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seminar 23febDuring the two-day seminar organized by the Autonomous Women's Center, representatives of women's organizations that provide psychosocial and legal support to women survivors of violence, have agreed to a joint monitoring of the implementation of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence, which will enter into force on 1 June.

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szs logo"The members of the Board of Appeal deemed the manner in which the newspapers report about the murder, it is unacceptable from an ethical standpoint because not only that the tragic event is presented as farce, but also the victim is further victimized - referred to as the culprit by which they practically justified the murder" , according to the decisions of the Commission of the Press Council adopted on 27 January, and on the appeals headed by the Autonomous Women's center for daily newspapers Alo and Informer.

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