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



11 December 2020

azc sThe AWC addressed the competent government bodies and ministries with a proposal to return them to public debate and / or start drafting amendments to draft laws and strategies (including action plans) that have not been finalized (and should have been) in the period from 2017 –2020.

11 December 2020

ap poglavlje 19 sThe aim of this meeting is to improve the awareness of representatives of women's organizations from the network "Women  Against Violence" on the main elements of the AP for Chapter 19 to conduct a critical analysis of its content, as well as to consider the possibility of involving women's organizations in implementing and monitoring the activities of the AP for Chapter 19 and enhancing the gender dimensions of future legal and strategic changes.

5 December 2020

azc sThe Autonomous Women's Center and Women in Black from Belgrade, with the support of the Anima Women's Association from Đulići (BH), are organizing a street action, a vigil in mourning and in silence, on December 6, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm, in Republic Square, under the name "Stop Killing Women". As part of this protest, a stage action "Women's lives matter" will be performed.

2 December 2020

autonomne zenske kuce sastanak sThe aim of this expert meeting was to remind the participants how an autonomous shelter for women with experience of violence was created and what the (service) autonomous women’s houses means i.e., how it differs from “safe houses” and / or shelters in the public sector, as well as to consider the conditions and obstacles for this service to be provided within specialized women's organizations, to be accessible, geographically well represented and well provided in Serbia.

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