ANNOUNCEMENT: Licensing of SOS telephone - mission impossible, and the license is a requirement for the Ministry’s open call

azcOn 10.11.2017, The Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans’ and Social Affairs announced a public invitation for associations to provide SOS telephone services for women who have experienced violence (worth 30 million dinars). One of the requirements of this call is having a license to provide this service, although the licensing of this service is an impossible mission, and that at the date of publishing the call no organization in Serbia had a license, which the Ministry, as the licensing authority, would have to have known.

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The link between the prevalence of firearms and the problem of violence against women

oruzje nasilje sOn Wednesday, November 22nd, in Belgrade, the Public Policy Research Center organized a conference “Citizens on watch: Public participation and localization of the reformation of the security sector. The conference brought out the results of the research to which the Public Policy Research Center came by considering the possibilities of localization of campaigns for the legalization and handover of firearms in Serbia.

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Workshops about providing support to women with disabilities

radionica zene sa invaliditetom sOn Thursday, November 9th, two workshops were held in Belgrade on providing support to women with disabilities in situations of (sexual) violence, with the financial support of Kvinna till Kvinna foundation. Participants of the workshops were activists of the Women against Violence Network who received practical guidelines for working with women with disabilities and had the opportunity to hear the experiences of women with disabilities from practice.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: We are demanding that institutions act responsibly!

Last week, the senior commander I.R. (Age 39) prevented a man from killing his wife, R.T. (49). This took place at the Pančevo Fair, right in front of numerous passers-by who, according to the media, observed the event passively.

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Representatives of women's organizations Women against Violence Network at the nineteenth Europe’s Women's Network against Violence conference

Predstavnice Mreze ZPN WAVE sIn the period from October 30th to November 1st, the Europe’s Women against Violence Network organized an international conference in Budapest titled: “From counter effects to effective response: stand together to protect women and girls from all forms of violence”. A total of 20 activists from 11 organizations of the Women against Violence Network from Serbia were present at the conference.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: React before it's too late!

In the last few days, the "realization" of another murder of a woman J.M. (33 years old) is ubiquitous, and the media ceaselessly compete in bringing out the bizarreness of this case. Almost nothing has changed in delivering details and speculations about the murder of J.M. for 18 months since she was killed. On Saturday morning, the day after she participated in the reality show "Zadruga", her husband Z.M. was arrested because, according to the media, evidence was found that implied he was the murderer. Leaving the competent services to deal with the case clarification and punishing those responsible, we wonder if the media had in mind what kind of damage to the family members such a report could have caused, as well as damage to the six-year-old daughter of the murdered J.M.? Is raising the rating and attracting readers' attention more important than someone's right to a "normal" and dignified life after a trauma?

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A stronger movement for life without violence

sarajevo s11-12.9.2017. Sarajevo - Representatives of the Women against Violence Network, Vedrana Lacmanović, and the Autonomous Women's Center, Marina Ileš, attended the conference "Empowering women's organizations and movements for the fight against violence: New perspectives and performance measurements" in Sarajevo. The conference was organized by the OAK and Trag foundations.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The state must react and protect the victims of domestic violence! Recommendations sent to the addresses of three ministries

drzava mora da reagujeThe Network of Organizations for the Children of Serbia (MODS) and the Women against Violence Network sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Affairs recommendations for improving systemic measures in the area of ​​prevention and protection against domestic violence.

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Protest against femicide in front of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs

protest protiv femicida sBelgrade, July 17th, 2017: With the support of around 150 citizens and activists of NGOs and groups, the Women against Violence Network protest was held in front of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs.

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Announcement of a protest: Let’s punish the institutions’ irresponsible actions!

protest 17 jul poziv sThe Women against Violence Network and the Autonomous Women's Center invite citizens to a protest, and employees, managers in institutions and those in power in relevant ministries to answer for the oversight in the last two cases of murder of women and children within the Centers for Social Affairs in Belgrade as well as in all previous cases.

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