"16 days of activism against violence against women" is a global, worldwide campaign which is celebrated by 1,700 organizations in over 100 countries around the world. The campaign starts on 25th of November - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10th of December - International Human Rights Day.
This year has been declared the year of campaigning against violence against women by the Council of Europe. The CoE Committee of Ministers emphasises the fact that violence against women is increasing, and is present in each member state, that it is not limited to geographical borders, certain age groups or any particular race, and that it is present in all types of family relations and every social surroundings, being one of the most common forms of human rights violation in the world.
Autonomous Women's Center this year leads a campaign called DO YOU SEE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN? The aim of this action is the mobility of political, social and general public in order to initiate joint actions of prevention and combating violence against women.
CAMPAIGN 16 days of activism against violence against women, organized by Autonomous Women's Centre and the Network of SOS telephones, with the support of Women at Work and Reconstruction Women's Fund, under the slogan Red card for perpetrators - Protective measures against domestic violence exist! was organized in 50 cities in Serbia.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), the largest organization for coordination of international action in the field of public health DECLARES that violence is a world leading public health problem.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, the police must, ex officio, to get involved in prevention of domestic violence.
64.35% women out of 36,500 surveyed, believe that the state should enact legislation to protect women from violence. The new government also refuses to include the amandmen on protection of women from domestic violence in the Criminal Code.