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

 

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29 November 2022

warmongers announcementA regional consortium of organizations from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, which for the past 30 years have been working for the rights of victims and survivors of sexual violence during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, are asking the Government of the United Kingdom why Ivica Dacic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and a close associate of the Milosevic regime, has the legitimacy to speak at a conference on the prevention of these crimes in conflict and how this choice of speaker supports preventive efforts in the region?

24 November 2022

alarm prezentacija sAs a member of the prEUgovor coalition, which regularly (since 2016) prepares independent half-yearly reports on Serbia's progress in accession negotiations with the European Union, the Autonomous Women's Center participated in the presentation of the new Alarm report for Cluster 1 (chapters 23 and 24).

18 November 2022

brisel novembar sThe Swedish Foundation Kvinna till Kvinna, who provide financial support for the activities of the Autonomous Women's Center, organized a week of advocacy activities within the EU accession process, in Brussels, for women's organizations from six countries of the Western Balkans region, in which the Autonomous Women's Center also participated.

16 November 2022

Bearing in mind the exceptional success of the mediation program in the employment of women who have experienced violence, in the implementation of the Second Basic Public Prosecutor's Office in Belgrade, the departments of the City Social Welfare Center in Čukarica, Rakovica, Voždovac and Grocka, as well as the branches of the National Employment Service from the same municipalities, with the support of the Autonomous Women's Center, the Coordinator for gender-based violence in the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office organized a meeting with representatives of the City Social Welfare Center, the National Employment Service, AWC and coordinators for domestic violence in all basic public prosecutor's offices in the area of ​​actual and local jurisdiction of the HPPO in Belgrade.

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