Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

  • Why and how about gender-based violence in secondary school

    zasto i kako sThe conference "Why and how about gender-based violence in secondary school" marked the end of cooperation with teachers and professional associates of secondary schools who participated in the activities of the project "Zero Tolerance on Gender-Based Violence". The conference brought together over 70 representatives of schools, activists from local partner organizations and AWC associates who supported the implementation of activities over the past two years.

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  • Protected: every third girl in Serbia experiences unwanted physical contact

    zasticena sUnwanted physical contact, touching and getting into a woman/girl’s face or men masturbating in public, as the most explicit types of sexual harassment, have been experienced by every third girl in Serbia. The most common type of sexual harassment that every second girl in Serbia has experienced, is wolf-whistling, sending kisses and lip licking. These are some of the findings of the research of the AWC – “Young people and the experience of sexual harassment”.

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  • Alternative report to the GREVIO Expert group on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention

    pozdrav iz srbije sThe Autonomous Women's Centre submitted to the GREVIO Expert Group an alternative report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence entitled "Improved Legislation, Failed Protection".

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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.