Not One Less! Action against femicide

akcija 07 12 2015Regarding the International Day of Remembrance and Action against violence against Women in the memory of women killed in Montreal massacre (1989), standing in black and in silence, activists of organizations Women in Black and Network Women against violence protested in Knez Mihajlova street, in Belgrade. Activists have demanded this year again that state determines responsibility of employed in institutions for not punishing crimes against women!

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Solidarity with asylum seekers: 21 September - World Peace Day

The refugee crisis in recent months is one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. Innocent civilians, primarily from Syria and Afghanistan, suffering terribly - more than 11 million people have left their residence.

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Field report: Solidarity forever – peace action and visit to refugees

horgos sWar against refugees continues at the border. Symbols of “fortress Europe” – wire, iron, men in uniforms on Hungarian side aren’t looming out. There are too many symbols of their violence anyhow – rubble, ruckus everywhere around…

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Letter of support to peace declaration of women’s and LGBTI organizations from Turkey

Recently we have received call to join declaration of women’s and LGBTI organizations from Turkey demanding peace. By acting against all forms of violence, women peace activists from Serbia stand in solidarity and support of demands for peace of women’s and LBGTI organizations from Turkey.

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Women's Peace Declaration - Turkey

for peaceWe, the women of this country, desire peace. How many more generations must suffer the atrocities of war and conflict? What are we to do with all of this pain and suffering, for which there is no recompense?

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Press Release and Call to Action

The Women against Violence Network, Autonomous Women's Center and Women in Black are calling citizens to join us on Thursday (May 21st 2015), at 5:00 pm, at the last bus terminal near the Home of the Serbian Army building, at the Republic Square in Belgrade. We will gather all dressed in black to silently remember women who were murdered by their male partners or family members and to request that those responsible in state institutions be punished – institutions that have not done enough to prevent murders of women.

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Open Letter to Members of Parliament Regarding the Selection of the New Commissioner for Equality

This letter - signed by more than 200 civil society organizations in Serbia which represent rights of Roma women, women with disability, children, LGBT persons and other discriminated groups in society – is a request to repeat the procedure for selection of the Commissioner for Equality due to irregularities in procedure and neglecting criteria required for this position.

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The state of Serbia in no way encourages women who have survived any form of sexual violence to report it!

The Autonomous Women's Center and the Network of Women against Violence decidedly object to yesterday's ruling where a repeat rapist was handed down a very mild sentence, in a first degree court, and was put under house arrest until his sentence becomes legally binding.

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There Is No Justification for Violence!

In recent days citizens and the media alike have shown great interest in a photograph published by a public figure on her Facebook profile – the photo having been taken after she was physically attacked by her husband. We believe that certain comments made in the public discussion surrounding this issue are detrimental to understanding male violence against women, that is, they result in women reliving violence – this time perpetuated by the public.

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Press Release

The Network of Women against Violence has requested that the State Public Prosecutor review the work of Novi Sad's Higher Public Prosecutor in the case where Darijan Music was accused and subsequently found guilty of murdering Vladislava Cervenko, and to report to the public about their findings.

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