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.

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.

Over 100 civil society organizations, a member of the Network of Organizations for the Children of Serbia and Women against Violence Network with the support of the Autonomous Women's Center have shown firm protests over the failure of state institutions to stop domestic violence.

SOS ulicna akcija 12.07.2017 sOn the 12th of July, at 4PM, in the Partisan square, in Užice, the Women’s Center Užice organized an initiative with the message „Family, but not at the cost of life“.

Ten human rights and women’s rights NGO members including our feminist fellow İlknur Üstün were detained by the police during a raid directed to a meeting on digital security and human rights.

After only ten days since we submitted 8.000 signatures to the vice-president of Government of Serbia and president of Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlovic, the Government of Republic of Serbia has declared May 18th as the Remembrance Day for Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

urucenje peticijeActivists of the Women Against Violence Network presented eight thousand signatures supporting the petition for proclamation of May 18th as the Day of Remembrance for Women who were Victims of Violence, yesterday, to the Deputy Prime Minister and the President of the Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlović. This date is selected because it’s the third in a row of days when, in 2015 in Serbia, seven women were murdered by those who claimed to love them.

Two women were murdered by close family members during the weekend in Serbia, and media headlines and articles are once again full of sensationalist photos and statements. Increasing sales of newspapers and profiteering on murders of women is just another link in the chain of abuse.

protiv fasizmaThe women’s march against fascism held on January 21st on the streets of Belgrade was one of 673 sister marches held around the world on the same day, amassing a total of approximately 4 million people. Somewhat more than 200 people marched on the streets of Belgrade. The protest started at Pioneer Park and ended in front of St. Sava’s Temple where activists gave speeches.

zenski marsStanding in solidarity with our sisters from the U.S.A., we – women, activists, feminists in Serbia – will head out to protest in the streets because we don’t want to be silent witnesses at this time when the incoming president of the leading power in the world is getting ready to implement a violently sexist, woman-hating, homophobic, xenophobic, and racist ideology which he promoted during his whole campaign. Confronted by these signals that were sent to all forward thinking women and men around the world, we decided to organize the Women’s March against Fascism in Belgrade!