Saturday, June 06, 2020

besplatne usluge tokom pandemije sThe Autonomous Women's Center has developed a database of free services for women with experience of violence and other citizens during a state of emergency that includes various forms of support and information.

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awcl logo engAfter the initial drop in calls and messages once the state of emergency was declared, women have started contacting the Autonomous Women’s Center again, primarily because the relevant institutions were not accessible to them or provided them with contradictory or insufficient information. Data shows that in this one month the Autonomous Women’s Centre had been contacted by 3 times more women than usual, even in the situation in which SOS hotline is available only from 10 am to 3 pm due to adjusted organization of work.

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thumb saopstenje za javnost min rbsThe Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs has issued a press release regarding the issuance of movement permits during curfews, which include, but is not limited to, seeing a child with a parent with whom they do not live. We are transmitting the announcement in its entirety.

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majka i deteDue to the significant number of calls from mothers who are facing problems with regard to the respect of court decisions that regulate children’s contacts with fathers they do not live with, during proclaimed state of emergency, Autonomous Women's Center addressed the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice with the request to issue clear instructions for parents.

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azc sThe Autonomous Women's Center knows that government calls for self-isolation and stay-at-home can have consequences for women and children who are experiencing violence. Home is not a safe place for victims of violence. We are concerned that avoiding social contacts and self-isolation will allow abusers to intensify control and abuse of victims and prevent them from contacting support and protection providers/institutions. The rise in violence against women and children during the Coronavirus pandemic has been reported by countries from China to the United States.

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azc sAutonomous Women's Center, Women in Black and the Humanitarian Law Center appeal to the MPs members of the Women's Parliamentary Network to vote against the Draft Law on the Rights of Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, Civilian Disabled Veterans and Family Members because the draft Law still doesn’t recognize survivors of sexual violence in armed conflict as civilian victims of war.

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azc sOn the day the debate on the Draft Law on the Establishment of the Facts on the Status of Newborn Children Suspected to have Disappeared from a Maternity Ward in the Republic of Serbia, the so-called "Missing Baby Act", the Autonomous Women's Center and ASTRA - Action Against Trafficking in Persons urge MPs to show their independence and solidarity with the mothers of the missing babies and vote against the passage of this law.

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azcAutonomous Women's Center requires immediate withdrawal of the song "Big Wedding" performed by Bora Dugic and Balkubano from the Beovision 2020 competition from all platforms of Radio Television of Serbia where the song is published, because of promotion of violence against women.

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awcl logo engIn the agreement with the authors of the song "The Big Wedding" Radio Television of Serbia has decided to keep the song in the Beovision 2020 competition, with changes to the text to which the Autonomous Women's Center reacted by claiming the song promotes violence and murder of women.

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awcl logo engOn yesterday’s Press Council session, regarding media coverage of the abduction of minor Monica K, all the complaints filed by her parents, the Network of Children's Organizations of Serbia, as well as the Autonomous Women's Center, were adopted.

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