azc-logoThe Autonomous Women’s Center is a non-governmental organization established in 1993. The Center’s work is based on feminist principles and theory. AWC holds that life without violence is a fundamental human right and accordingly provides specialized support to women, encourages individual and institutional response to male violence against women, and contributes to strengthening women’s “networks” and all of civil society. AWC organizes preventive and informational-educational activities for women and the public, consultations for women living with trauma from male violence via an SOS telephone service (011/266-2222, work days from 10am to 8pm) for psychological support; AWC provides legal consultations and information, information regarding social protection and other sources of support and community services, as well as independent legal representation of clients before institutions and in judicial and administrative cases. AWC implements education for professionals from all relevant services, conducts independent monitoring of public policy implementation and evaluates interventions of public services, as well as working on public advocacy and much more.