The mission of the Observatory is to be a critical voice of civil society organizations dealing with the issue of violence against women, policies and practices protecting women in Serbia, providing recommendations and guidance and indicating lines of action in this area.
The objective of the Observatory is to monitor, report and take actions that affect the improvement of state policies, as well as the pace and direction of the process of combating and eliminating violence against women in Serbia through a comprehensive conceptual and thematic analysis of the situation in combating violence against women.
Contribution of a grouping of Feminist and Human Rights Organizations to the work of The Hague Conference on Private International Law regarding legal issues concerning international surrogacy conventions
Comments on Preliminary Document No 3 B of March 2014 and Preliminary Document No 3A of February 2015
Violence Against Women Leads to Homelessness and Continues During HomelessnessViolence Against Women Leads to Homelessness and Continues During Homelessness
European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
Press Release – 25th November 2014
- 18 October 2016
During the press conference held on 17th of October in Media Center in Belgrade, Autonomous Women's Center and Women Against Violence Network officially started collecting signatures in support of a petition to designate May 18 - Day of Remembrance of the murdered women victims of violence. This date was chosen because in 2015, within a period of 72 hours, on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May, seven women were killed in domestic-partnership context.
- 21 July 2016
3 August 2016 marks the 2nd anniversary of the Feminicide and Genocide by Islamic State (IS) against Yazidi people in Sinjar/Shengal. On 3 August 2014 IS attacked and captured Sinjar, which is the historical homeland of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority whose ancient religion is linked to Zoroastrianism. During the IS-massacre in Sinjar up to 5.000 Yazidis were executed. At the same time approximately 5.000 Yazidi women and children were captured. They were appropriated as spoils of war and sold as sex slaves to Muslim men or given to ISID commanders.
- 02 July 2016
Last night in Žitište, man has murdered his wife for making decision to leave him, than he killed her girlfriend and 3 men, and wounded more than 20 persons. In Knjaževac another man killed his wife. We appeal to the public, overwhelmed by anger and deep sadness regarding the third mass murder in Serbia in the past three years and another serial of killings motivated by hatred towards women, as the events from days around May 18th 2015.
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Women Who Have Survived Male Violence