Thursday, December 13, 2018

childrenThe Autonomous Women's Center, on the occasion of publishing the text United for Child Protection, requested UNICEF to review models and concepts that support interdisciplinary work to protect children from abuse and neglect. It was asked to insist that the experts strictly comply with the existing standards and principles of work in this field, prescribed by international agreements, as well as by laws and by-laws of the Republic of Serbia. Children's safety and well-being can not be protected if their mother is punished in situations where the system did not function timely and comprehensively.

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alarm izvestaj sThe PrEUgovor Coalition presented the latest Alarm - an independent report on Serbia's progress in implementing policies in the areas of Chapter 23 and 24 of the accession negotiations with the European Union. It is expected that, by the end of this year, the Serbian Government will adopt revised versions of the action plans for both chapters, which is a moment for these strategic documents to be fundamentally changed in order to achieve better reform results. Bobana Macanovic spoke at the press conference on behalf of the Autonomous Women's Center.

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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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Today, the Autonomous Women's Center sent a letter to the Public Procurement Directorate pointing to violations of the Law on Public Procurement and the Law on Social Protection by the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs and the possible occurrence of harmful consequences in connection with the implementation of the Call for Proposals to the associations to establish a National SOS Helpline to support women with experience of violence.

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azcOrganizations, members of the Women against Violence Network, are submitting open questions to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs regarding the third open call for the establishment of the National SOS Helpline for Women Victims of Violence, published on the Ministry's website on the 27th of September 2018.

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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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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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pravda sThe Sixth Independent Report of Autonomous Women’s Center (in further text: AWC) on monitoring implementation of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence encompasses data review for the three-month period from April to June 2018, and an overview of the main annual findings and conclusions, as June 1, 2018 marks the first year of implementation of the Law.

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mogu da necu logo sThe Autonomous Women’s Center is announcing a call for external evaluator for the project “No tolerance for gender-based violence – Feminist change of the education system” implemented with the support of the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

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pomoc postoji s„The idea came up last year, after a couple of incidence of violence against women which happened to end fatally“, says Svetlana Ćopić, the founder of the idea that the SOS Helpline number of the Autonomous Women’s Centre should be printed inside the pad package.

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