The acquittal of Radomir Pocuca opens up the possibility for new unhindered attacks by any violent group on civil society organizations defending human rights, organizations that remind society of the crimes committed in our name, and that fight against discrimination of marginalized groups. This ruling confirms that the deep breakdown of social values is reflected in the work of institutions, including independent bodies.

peticija pancevoDuring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence we gathered many signatures in support of the initiative to proclaim May 18th the Day of Remembrance of Murdered Women Victims of Violence.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.