Sunday, January 19, 2020

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

  • National SOS Helpline: Unauthorized Recording!

    sos ministarstvoThe Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection issued a warning to the Center for Protection of Infants, Children and Youth because of irregularities in the processing of personal data, as the Center recorded telephone calls within the counseling services, without the legal authorization or consent of the person who’s data was recorded on all three lines - SOS Helpline for women with experience of violence, SOS Helpline for children and Parents Helpline.

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  • Institutional Barometer 2.0: Monitoring the measurable effects of the reforms!

    barometar 2 0In order to monitor the measurable effects of the reforms in the European integration process of the Republic of Serbia, members of the prEUgovor coalition drafted the second edition of the Institutional Barometer, which analyzes the work of six selected institutions with the competences in the areas of Chapter 23 (Justice and Fundamental Rights) and Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security). Autonomous Women’s Center applied the created methodology to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality.

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  • Protest „Stop killing women!“

    dan borbe protiv femicida sWith the action „Stop Killing Women!“ organized on December 6th it was marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, with about fifty activists from the Autonomous Women's Center, Women in Black from Belgrade, NENA - a group for peace and women's rights from Leskovac, Women's Association Anima from Djulic (Bosnia and Hercegovina), and the CURE Foundation from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina). On this day, women around the world go to the streets to commemorate the murdered women and to remind the states that they are responsible for combating and preventing crimes against women.

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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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Advocacy

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.
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