Women’s Parliamentary Network of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Assembly and Novi Sad Mayor Support our Petition

peticija vojvodinaDuring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence the ...Out of Circle – Vojvodina organization gathered signatures for the petition calling for May 18th to be proclaimed the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence. The petition was initiated by the Women against Violence Network and the Autonomous Women’s Center and has till now been supported by numerous everyday people as well as decision makers on local and provincial levels.

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Invitation to the street action “Not one woman less, not one more dead”!

ni jedna zena manje ni jedna mrtva vise sDecember 5th 2016, Belgrade – As part of the 16 Days against Gender Based Violence campaign, we invite you again this year, to join us on Tuesday December 6th, and together with the Women against Violence Network and Women in Black,  commemorate the Montreal Massacre – a commemoration that is marked world wide. On this occasion we request that there be no more murders motivated by hatred of women.

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Lepa Mladjenovic: Close hospitals that humiliate instead of curing

We are requesting the closure of psychiatric hospitals because they don’t cure people but rather prolong their suffering through isolation. If someone is different this doesn’t necessarily make him or her dangerous, and it’s up to all of us to contribute to overcoming these stereotypes. It’s been a long time since the World Health Organization recommended deinstitutionalization in regards to mental health treatment. It’s now just a question of whether we want to follow world trends or not – Lepa Mladjenovic, psychologist and activist from Belgrade, told Radio Kotor during an interview. Last Friday Mladjenovic held a lecture at the Special Psychiatric Hospital in Kotor on the anti-psychiatry movement and deinstitutionalization.

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Prevention of violence against women – making homes safer

simpozijum bech sOn November 25th – the international day dedicated to combating violence against women and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign – a symposium was organized in Vienna aimed at preventing murders of women just because they’re women.

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Changes to the Rulebook on specific conditions and standards for providing SOS Line services to women who have experienced violence

Following three consultation meetings held this year on Zlatibor, in Belgrade and in Vrnjacka Banja with women’s organizations – members of the Women against Violence Network, the Autonomous Women’s Center and the Network have submitted recommendations to the Rulebook to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Issues, the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality and the UNDP Office in Belgrade.

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Minister Without Portfolio, Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, Signed the Petition and Held Meeting With Women’s Organizations

slavica djukic dejanovic peticija sSlavica Djukic Dejanovic, Minister without portfolio who is in charge of demographics and population policy, and member of the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, supported and signed the petition calling for the proclamation of May 18th as the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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Minister of Justice, Nela Kuburovic, Supports the Petition

nela kuburovic peticija sOn the invitation of the Ministry of Justice, representatives of the Autonomous Women’s Center, Vanja Macanovic and Vedrana Lacmanovic, met on November 7th with the Minister of Justice, Nela Kuburovic, and Ministry representatives. On this occasion, the Minister, Nela Kuburovic, signed the petition calling for the proclamation of May 18th as the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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Deputy Prime Minister, Zorana Mihajlovic, Supports the Petition – If It’s Possible and If It’s Needed, the Law Should Be Improved

zorana mihailovic potpis sThe Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and President of the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, Zorana Mihajlovic, gave her support and signed the petition to proclaim May 18th the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic Supports the Petition – It’s Essential to Determine Individual Responsibility

brankica jankovic potpis sThe Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, supported the petition to proclaim May 18th the Day of Remembrance of  Murdered Women Victims of Violence. She put her signature on the petition at the Commissioner’s Office, as did all employees of this institution.

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Press release: Proclaim May 18th - Day of Remembrance of the murdered women victims of violence

peticija okt 16During 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.

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