Adoption of the amendment that increased the penalties for the crime of domestic violence was preceded by a civil action initiated by the Autonomous Women's Center, Women's Research Center and Victimology Society of Serbia, together with the Ombudsperson and his Deputy, and supported with the signatures of more than 60 civil society organizations. Two amendments to the Criminal Code are fully. However, the Assembly has not accepted an amendment on protection against domestic violence under the Criminal Code which guarantees to all those persons who need the protection provided by the Family Law.