The AWC addressed the competent government bodies and ministries with a proposal to return them to public debate and / or start drafting amendments to draft laws and strategies (including action plans) that have not been finalized (and should have been) in the period from 2017 –2020.
The aim of this meeting is to improve the awareness of representatives of women's organizations from the network "Women Against Violence" on the main elements of the AP for Chapter 19 to conduct a critical analysis of its content, as well as to consider the possibility of involving women's organizations in implementing and monitoring the activities of the AP for Chapter 19 and enhancing the gender dimensions of future legal and strategic changes.
The Autonomous Women's Center and Women in Black from Belgrade, with the support of the Anima Women's Association from Đulići (BH), are organizing a street action, a vigil in mourning and in silence, on December 6, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm, in Republic Square, under the name "Stop Killing Women". As part of this protest, a stage action "Women's lives matter" will be performed.
The aim of this expert meeting was to remind the participants how an autonomous shelter for women with experience of violence was created and what the (service) autonomous women’s houses means i.e., how it differs from “safe houses” and / or shelters in the public sector, as well as to consider the conditions and obstacles for this service to be provided within specialized women's organizations, to be accessible, geographically well represented and well provided in Serbia.
The objectives of the Sub-Regional Experts’ Meeting for South East Europe were to identify positive experiences, but also to highlight the lessons learned, shortcomings and challenges facing the region when it comes to providing quality and accessible multisectoral services for women and girls who have survived gender-based violence in order for the OSCE to develop recommendations to member states for improving access to and the quality of multisectoral services. The participants in the expert round table will make recommendations, which will be discussed at the final OSCE plenary expert meeting.
The Network of Western Balkans Women's Organizations draws the attention of the decision makers on the importance of state funding for specialized women's NGOs, both in crisis and in regular circumstances, because they provide services that are lacking in a comprehensive system of protection and support for women survivors of violence.
On the occasion of the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, AVON, as part of the Say NO to Violence Against Women campaign, called on the media to publish the AWC SOS telephone number on their front pages that day, to which four dailies responded.
The competition was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Serbia and the French Institute in Serbia. The Commission made the decision to award all 117 submitted works "for contribution to the prevention of gender stereotypes and all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination", with one of the awards being "I can choose to say NO" stickers.
Belgrade, 26 – 27 November 2020. The annual international Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia will be organized online this year, on 26th and 27th November 2020, titled COVID-19 in the Balkans: patterns of victimization and victims’ rights. The conference aims to enable the exchange of experiences and knowledge related to the impact of COVID-19 on patterns of victimization, rights and victim support in the Balkans.
Belgrade, 25th November 2020. On the occasion of November 25th, World Day against Violence against Women, the French Institute in Serbia, in cooperation with the feminist cultural center BeFem, is organizing a debate Internet for all ?! Violence, misogyny, sexism and possible sources of resistance, which starts the campaign of 16 days of activism against violence against women.